Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Cult classic early 80s dub production by The Barrett Family (see their resume with the Upsetters and the Wailers). Its existence is a bit of a mystery yielding many pressings across different countries with no definitive first pressing that I could find. BTW, there was no Volume 2, either. Regardless, this beast has your typical deep bass and hard hitting drums for the sound system. The Sound Of Macka Dub Vol.1 starts off a bang on the cut "Bradsta Dub" which is commanded by a soulful bass line reminiscent of "People Makes the World Go Round" embellished with ringing piano stabs and patented chaka guitar strums. A true dub treat. The next track "Ista Episode" exaggerates the same groove with even more echoes, modulating delay, and environmental ambience. There are other monsters on here like the head nodder "Kc Black" that makes this a must for any dub dabbler.