Scientist - Introducing Scientist: The Best Dub Album In The World
Hopeton Brown, better known as Scientist, has been aåÊpioneering figure in the world of dub for nearly 40 years.åÊHis early love of electronics proved fruitful when (still a
teenager) he was hired at King Tubby‰۪s studio in Kingston.åÊBrown quickly ascended the ranks and became heir to Tubby‰۪såÊthrone, producing imaginative and technically impressiveåÊmixes that solidified his forward-looking nickname.
Introducing Scientist ‰ÛÒ The Best Dub Album in the World,åÊhis 1980 debut LP, lives up to its boastful title. RecordedåÊwith Sly & Robbie at Channel One Studio and mixed atåÊKing Tubby‰۪s, the album features hypnotic basslines, reverb-åÊdrenched keyboards, and fluid, start-stop rhythms.åÊOpening track ‰ÛÏSteppers,‰ with its well-balanced phrasingåÊand organic contours, shows Scientist‰۪s mastery of the studio-åÊas-instrument concept. On ‰ÛÏScientific,‰ the effectsladenåÊguitars are stretched to their outer limit to createåÊmagnificent, spaced-out textures and muted tension. IntroducingåÊScientist displays the talents of a man obsessed withåÊevery element of production, drawing out the very best of
the dub form.