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2 Jul 2020

Dub Vendor is a merchant website - and one of the most iconic. They consequently praise the items they try to sell. Nevertheless, it is a real satisfaction to read their comments on Natty Dread magazine that we published from 2000 to 2010. They used to distribute some copies in London at the time, and I do remember that they sold several dozens of copies of the issue with Tubby on the cover, although written in French!

They are now distributing King Tubby - the Dub Master (DREAD Editions), and the book is a...

1 Jul 2020

"Aujourd'hui 1er Juillet, c'est la Journée Internationale du Reggae, Nanoo et Matthieu ont invité Thibault Ehrengardt, Fondateur du magazine Natty Dread et de la maison d'édition DREAD Editions, à la Radio HDR, pour en apprendre plus sur le reggae, sa culture, sa naissance, ses artistes qui ont fondé toutes les bases du reggae... Et du son, du roots & culture pour tous les reggae addicts ! Emission Spéciale aujourd'hui à 14h sur le 99.1 et www.radiohdr.net ! Enjoy, vive le Reggae Music !!!"

English version below.

Comme écrit dans le livre King Tubby—the Dub master (DREAD Editions),  seuls trois enregistrements des soirées mythiques du King Tubby’s Hi Fi sound system nous sont parvenus. Dont un, exceptionnel, daté de 1975, avec U Roy au micro, toastant jusqu’aux prochaines dates. Ces témoignages sont d’une grande valeur historique et artistique malgré leur qualité souvent relative (ils proviennent d’enregistrements réalisés à partir de ghetto blasters). Les spécialistes sont persuadés qu’il en...

Mikey Gordon-Martin, aka Mikey Faith, was born 'under the clock' (of halway Tree) as they say in Jamaica, with a silver spoon in the mouth. He once ran one of the most iconic sound systems in Jamaica, Emperor Faith. He was known for playing the most Studio One Dubs in the world—these songs were cut on dub machines (most of the time at Tubby’s) and offered exclusive mixes of regular songs. Dubs were expensive, and most sound systems were playing both regular 45s and Dubs. Not Mikey. The early deejay Lizzy l...

26 Jun 2020

The books are here! They will be dispatched in 24 different countries (!) on the next few hours. Please, make sure that you've read and agreed witht shipping conditions as described on our wesbite (see below). If you do not agree, this is the last moment to get a refund. Then it will be too late.

Note also that standard shipping might bit a little bit longer (a few days) especially during those Covid-time.

Please be advised that all parcels will be sent withtout registration (standard) unless you require so....

13 Jun 2020

Our biography of King Tubby comes along a lots of terrific and very rare (most of them have never been published before) pictures of King Tubby or the studio. They are all used under licence from Tubby's family. Here is one from October 1973: King Tubby inside the 18 Dromilly Avenue, in Waterhouse. In the foreground, we can see the iconic MCI console! Can you spot the famous "big knob"? Ooooh yes, you can!

Courtesy of Tubby's daughter, Arleen Ruddock.

Find more incredible pictures in Tubby's official biograp...

12 Jun 2020

Thibault Ehrengardt raconte la petite histoire derrière la photo la plus iconique jamais parue dans Natty Dread, celle de Capleton entouré des membres de la David House, à Papine, Kingston, en 1999. Un premier voyage en Jamaïque, une première rencontre et une photo qui a partiellement contribué à changer la vie de celui qui l'a prise !

Actuellement visible en format papier peint (grandeur nature !) à l'expo Jamaica Insula qui vient de rouvrir ses portes à LE 106 (Rouen).

In 1999, I went to Jamaica for the fi...

King Tubby’s legendary sound came from the MCI console that he bought in 1972—and more specifically from a big red knob!

In 1972, Dynamic Sounds got rid of the old MCI console that was used in Studio B. King Tubby bought it on Bunny Lee’s advice, and built a home studio in his mother’s bedroom at 18 Dromilly Avenue, Waterhouse. And it changed everything.

Some say King Tubby dismantled the console to improve it. His childhood friend Snaffles is adamant that King Tubby opened it before his eyes to improve it....

9 Jun 2020

GREAT NEWS!

King Tubby's biography in English is almost available. Pre-order it NOW and get a free picture of King Tubby from back in the days!

Click on the picture...

Le Home Town Hi Fi dans les années 60 (DREAD Editions)

1975 ou 1976 ? Les spécialistes s’interrogent sur la date de cessation d’activité du mythique sound system de King Tubby qui, fut, comme on le sait, détruit par la police du côté de Saint Thomas. L’interview parue en 1976 dans Black Music parle du clash à venir du Hi Fi contre Coxsone (il fut remplacé par Emperor Faith). Donc, il jouait encore à ce moment-là. Mais après recherches, l’interview a eu lieu en 1975 ! On en était donc restés, là : 1975. Mais...

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