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.