MP3 Doctor Echo - WORLD: Reggae
Heavy dub style rhythms aimed to inspire the mind to imagine and the body to move...
14 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Reggae, ELECTRONIC: Down Tempo
From downtown Sacramento, California, Justin DeHart, a.k.a. doctor echo, has long been involved in reggae, dub, and other trance styles from various cultures. doctor echo''s first release in 1999 on Jumpstart Records, "Cure for the Dubless", featured dubs from the bands that he was playing drums and recording with at that time. Bands such as the rock-steady/reggae titans; Steady Ups, live dub band; The Defendants, and world music Who Knows, as well as some of the doctor''s original tracks. Other bands that he has worked with include Blackalicious, Filibuster, Frank Jordan, and The Original Heads.
2004 marks doctor echo''s long awaited self-titled follow up album on Anicca records. The entire album was recorded on a 1/2" 8-track machine, between the years of 1997-2002. All rhythm tracks were laid down without sampling/sequencing, and only a few were tracked with the help of a metronome. Featured musicians on the album include international recording artists Nkosazana Divine on vocals, Tyler Pope, and Harley White Jr.. Despite the fact that some final mixes have been edited in the digital realm, the album largely remains a truthful representation of the doctor''s live mixing aesthetics. Although obviously steeped in the legacy and tradition of dub masters such as King Tubby and Lee Perry, doctor echo''s music is forever moving to transcend genres by allowing various musical styles to be represented.