Paolo Baldini Dubfiles meets Dubblestandart | "Dub Me Crazy"
Vienna's finest moments in dub working and collaborating with the new technological dimension of modern Dub: Paolo Baldini from Italy.
Of course, Dubblestandart has been keeping a version of the dub flame alive for the last two decades. Formed in 1988 as a reaction to the stagnant Austrian pop scene, the group was heavily inspired by the Black Ark, On-U Sound, and Jah Shaka, infusing such dub influences within their heady blend of hardcore reggae and new wave, which soon brought them into the European public’s consciousness and as a kind of European version of the famous DUB SYNDICATE. Soon, they were so in demand as to be backing Lee Scratch Perry, dub poet Lilian Allen, Dillinger, Ari Up, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Chezere, and others.
Paolo Baldini´s stunning excursion into deep dub, chilling dub, and dubble-tough dub will reach the DubFiles into perfection: DUB ME CRAZY. His handling of this mission has been exemplary: his production and remixing skills are pleasingly individualistic, retaining plenty of originality and professionalism without seeming stoic, dull, or contrived.