Groundation / Dub Wars
Album: Dub Wars   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Groundation   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Young Tree Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-12 Pull Date: 2006-04-16 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Apr 16 Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2017: Happy Hour
Elders Dub
4. Aug 25, 2008: Happy Hour
Elders Dub
2. Oct 16, 2010: New World Disorder
Don's Intro
5. Jun 21, 2006: DUBDUBDUB
Feel Jah's Dub
3. Apr 27, 2010: Waves Flow - Victory Farmer Feature
Ruling Dub
6. Apr 15, 2006: New World Disorder
Elders Dub

Album Review
Sadie McFarlane
Reviewed 2006-02-08
Groundation – Dub Wars (Young Tree Records)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/8/06
First dub record by this established Bay Area reggae band – features very impressive guest vocalists (see below track list), although many vocals are buried in dub. Most songs are well over 5 minutes long, so it’s a good thing to keep handy for bathroom breaks. By and large the instrumentation is very spare and the general feel quite “relaxed” even if the beat is somewhat uptempo. After a while it does kinda all sound the same, but a single cut, if you’re feeling kinda mellow, is really nice.
No FCCs (barely any comprehensible vocals.) I liked 2, 3, 10 but the cuts sound a lot alike, and nothing is bad, so just pick one and go…
1. 7:04 starts out slow and rather “smooth jazz-y”, slowly builds dub effects and gets a beat rolling. Odd vocals & horn solo.
2. **5:51 (DC, CM) very cool midtempo beat, fun interplay of vocals.
3. **5:32 (DC, CM) another cool beat, but slower, lots of vibrato and effects. Cuica and other fun noises, not much of what you’d call singing.
4. 6:42 mid-to-uptempo, odd vocals and female chorus in distance, completely crazed keyboards,
5. 5:27 downtempo with some preaching and street noises.
6. 7:11 jungle beat turns into nyahbinghi drumming, very mellow but still with odd noises disturbing the peace. Drumming builds in intensity. A somewhat abstract piece.
7. 5:51 (DC) downtempo, vocals dubbed to death.
8. 6:03 (AG) downtempo with a bit of swing in the keyboards
9. 4:47 (AG) SLOW, mysterious, builds considerably in tempo and intensity.
10. **6:05 (DC, AG) starts with unrecognizable talking, then slow nyabinghi drumming and keyboard chords, weird noises.
(DC: Don Carlos of Black Uhuru; CM: Cedric Myton of the Congos; AG: Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration)

Track Listing
1. Ruling Dub   6. Dub Rise
2. Don's Intro   7. Dub Them Well
3. Elders Dub   8. The Mountain
4. The Dragon   9. Feel Jah's Dub
5. Elements   10. The Seventh Dub