The Parisian duo of bassist/guitarist Patrick Bylebyl and keyboardist Guillaume Metenier is back with its third album under the name Seven Dub, in a smooth &club-friendly set of dub-inflected house, nu-jazz, ®gae.
Several guest vocalists make appearances, though Zap Mama, Alumna, Angelique Willkie is featured so consistently throughout the album that she might as well be credited as a third member of the group.
The other singers are Paul St. Hilaire (formerly of Rhythm & Sound), Zakeya, &, best of all, reggae legend Lone Ranger, who steals the show on "It Doesn't Matter," a brilliantly funky combination track with Willkie.
Other highlights include a couple of instrumentals, the bumping "Yvo Riddim" & the cool and dark "Ashes," as well as the sexy & bass-heavy "Running Away" & a nice piece of dubbed-up rockers reggae titled "U & Dem" &featuring St. Hilaire on vocals.
Things bog down a little bit around the middle of the program, especially on the pedestrian "My Only Lover," but overall this is a great exercise in club-dub fusion.
SEVEN DUB SHOWS HOW SEXY DUB CAN BE Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters, Sly Stone, Georges Clinton and the Parliament, Norman Whitfield, Lee Scratch Perry,Sly & Robbie...
This musical backround inspired Seven Dub (Patrick Bylebyl & Guillaume Metenier) for their musical revolution that started at the end of the 90's. The two multi-instrumentalist producers, have made a reputation for themselves as an electronic act.
Playing a postmodern mix of soulful house, jazz and dub. Seven Dub are unerringly attuned to the cosmic groove. In addition to their full-length debut "Rock it Tonight", the "Bricks" album & a few 12", their precise mellow tracks are featured on innumerable compilations, from Hotel Costes vol.1 (Wagram), Hifi Dub Sessions Vol.1 (Guidance), To King Size Dub Vol. 5 (Echo Beach), & the Midnight Snack Sampler (Naked Music).
They've become sought after session musicians throughout Europe & have remixed acclaimed reggae, world & electronic artists like Horace Andy,Femi Kuti, Manu Dibango, Silent Poets,Dubblestandart Vs Sly & Robbie,Noiseshaper...
Seven Dub return with their 3rd album featuring ,once again the smooth & distinctive vocals style of Angelique Willkie ... along with the rocking rub a dub style vocals of fellow Jamaican Zakeya.... from the Dominica ,the Berlin based Paul St Hilaire (aka Tikiman)...& lastly, Lone Ranger captured on a recent visit in Paris.