If any one individual can be credited with being the catalyst for English Reggae and Dub then Dennis Bovell is that man. From the mid-seventies onwards, he has been at the center of the English Reggae scene. Pressure Sounds have now gathered sixteen of his must have rare dubs and instrumentals as well as a couple of outstanding vocal tracks on one essential album.
Decibel brings together some of his heaviest productions out for the first time since their original release in the mid-70s on Dennis’ Rama and More Cut labels. At the same time as he was producing and playing bass on these records, he was doing the same in the band Matumbi and always fronted The Dub Band who backed Linton Kwesi Johnson in the studio and live.
The cuts served up here include many dub plates and specials that have never been heard outside of sound system dances. Forward the bass!