The house dub used to be something that was everywhere years ago. Many a producer and remixer was known as much for their skill to showcase a vocal as they were for the ability to cut it up or use it very differently.
Many a DJ used them in their sets, such was their flexibility. Whether it was to assist the transition from soulful to deeper records, to permit more records into a set time or simply a way to work in an artist who you otherwise wouldn’t or couldn’t normally.
Nowadays, the house dub is largely forgotten, partly as a result of changes in club culture, partly due to the way music is sold – and sometimes not – in the world today.
Starting tomorrow, and running all the way until Saturday, I’m going to look back at my favourite dubs from over the years. It’s nearly dub time!