King Tubby’s Tribute Tour NYC Stop w/ DJ Kiva – 9.19

This Sunday September 19th King Tubby’s Tribute Tour stops in Brooklyn, New York at the Cameo Gallery. The event which has already made stops in Philadelphia and Washington DC will be celebrating and paying respect to King Tubby – his music and his life – one of the most innovative and influential music producers of the 20th century. It should be an incredible night of music, with some topnotch DJs and performers delving into the originator’s extensive oeuvre, including Dubspot’s very own DJ Kiva, Dub Poet Infinity, Mickey Jarrett, Dubian, Desmond Williams, and Digital Tubbys!

Dub, Roots Reggae, Dubstep, and more in fine style…

artists: Dub Poet Infinity, Mikey Jarrett, Dub Smith & Hai Tokyo, DJ Kiva, Dubian, Desmond Williams, Digital K, Digital Tubbys

Sunday September 19 / 10pm
Cameo Gallery
93 North 6th street
(btwn Berry & Wythe)
Brooklyn NY


Born January 28th 1941, King Tubby (real name Osbourne Ruddock) is known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s. In the 1950s, King Tubby’s musical career began with the sound systems, set up on the streets of Kingston and playing dance music for the people. As a radio repairman, Tubby soon became quite helpful at most of the sound systems around.

Tubby began working with Arthur “Duke” Reid in 1968. At Treasure Isle, a studio, Tubby began making remixes of hit songs, usually by simply removing the vocals. In time, Tubby (and others) began shifting the emphasis in the instrumentals, adding sounds and removing others and adding various special effects, like echoes. By 1971, Tubby’s soundsystem was one of the most popular in Kingston and he decided to open a studio of his own. His remixes soon proved enormously popular, and he became one of the biggest celebrities in Jamaica.

During the 1970s, Tubby’s work in the studio gave rise to modern dub music. He had a long string of hit songs, and worked as a producer for some of Jamaica’s most popular artists, including Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Augustus Pablo and Yabby You. In 1973, he began recording vocals to put along the instrumentals. By the later part of the decade though, King Tubby had mostly retired from music, still occasionally recording remixes and tutoring a new generation of artists, including King Jammy and Scientist.

In the 1980s, he focused on production for Anthony Red Rose, Sugar Minott and other popular musicians. He was shot and killed by unknown persons, probably in a robbery attempt, in 1989, February 06th.

from Discogs

King Tubby and The Aggrovators  – Dub Fi Gwan