Dubxanne / Police In Dub
Album: Police In Dub   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Dubxanne   Added:Jul 2008
Label:Echo Beach  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-03 Pull Date: 2008-10-05 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 14 Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2017: Happy Hour
The Bed's Too Big Without You (The Bed's Too Big Without Dub)
4. Aug 25, 2011: Summertime Sunshine
Spirits In A Material World (Spirits In A Dubworld)
2. Oct 04, 2012: The Doldrummer
5. Aug 19, 2010: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Can't Stand Losing You (Can't Stand Losing Dub)
3. Oct 24, 2011: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
The Bed's Too Big Without You (The Bed's Too Big Without Dub)
6. Jul 16, 2010: Quasi Music Therapy
Walking On The Moon (Walking On The Dub)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-08-05
DubXanne – Police in Dub
Reviewed by Sadie O., 7/31/08
Deep dub of Police hits, with several guest vocalists. Band (and vocalist on track 2) are based in Hamburg. Everything is VERY dubby, only a couple of tracks have vocals based strongly on the originals. Rather glitchy and trance-y. I found the female chorus a bit annoying after a while, but apart from that, it’s strong modern dub without TOO overt Police.
No FCCs detected. I like 2-4 best, but maybe I got burnt out after that…
1. 5:55 **starts with traffic sounds and conversation in Jamaican. Very slow dub skank with lots of echo, relaxed and groovy. Snippets of female chorus.
2. 5:43 ***bit of spoken intro, slow and dubby version of the megahit, sung at least an octave lower than the original, glitchy.
3. 5:02 ***midtempo, very dubby instrumental – subdued, nice horns and electronics.
4. 5:03 ***glitchy dub with toasting from Ranking Roger of the Beat.
5. 5:06 *sort of smooth-jazzy intro, midtempo instrumental bubble with snippets of female chorus.
6. 5:48 *single electronic blurp, then mostly silence for next several seconds. Electronic riddim comes together slowly, fades in and out, pretty vocals from Earl 16 and female chorus.
7. 5:31 *random noises, chord and boops, no beat for 45 seconds. Takes a long time to come together into rather melodramatic and definitely glitchy 4/4 dub skank.
8. 5:26 **midtempo skank with toasting (very simple rhythm – old-school British style), rather odd female chorus. TERRIBLY deep.
9. 4:28 *downtempo instrumental skank with horns. Pleasant, but the female chorus detracts from the music, IMO.
10. 5:02 **random sounds and a bit of toasting, VERY slow skank, snippets of Big Youth and female chorus. Music cuts out often.
11. 6:04 **slow, plodding beat, but interesting bits of other sounds.
12. 6:26 *Bits of gratuitous whispered female speaking, then slow, slinky mostly instrumental groove. I’d like this better without her, alas.
13. 5:15 *organ chords, acoustic guitar, terribly mellow and pretty. Very good for falling asleep to (trust me…)

Track Listing
1. Walking On The Moon (Walking On The Dub)   7. Once Upon A Daydream (Once Upon A Dubdream)
2. Roxanne-Dubxanne-Dub   8. Spirits In A Material World (Spirits In A Dubworld)
3. Can't Stand Losing You (Can't Stand Losing Dub)   9. Someone To Talk To (Someone To Dub To)
4. The Bed's Too Big Without You (The Bed's Too Big Without Dub)   10. So Lonely (So Dub)
5. Driven To Tears (Driven To Dub)   11. Reggatta De Blanc (Reggatta De Dub)
6. Message In A Bottle (Message In A Dub)   12. Wrapped Around Your Finger (Wrapped Around Your Dub)
  13. Bring On The Nigh (Dub On The Night)