★ RUB-A-DUB ★a USB mixtape by DJ Tron (Secousse records) & DJ Wayo (Le Discopathe).2 mixes, 160 minutes of pure Rub-A-Dub vinyl records from 1979 till today.Original artwork by Massa Aquaflow (Full tracklist included)50 copies limited edition.LISTEN HERE ► soundcloud.com/secousse/sets/rub-a-dub-mixtape-2022Rub-A-Dub is the name of a music genre born in Jamaica in the early Eighties. Between 1979 and 1985 more or less, a bunch of producers (Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes, Linval Thompson etc.), Sound engineers (Scientist), live musicians (the Roots Radics), singers (Barrington Levy, Yellowman, Don Carlos, Toyan, Billy Boyo etc.) and sound systems (Volcano etc.) nicked a new tradi-modern aesthetic, made equally of organic sounds, real instruments live playing, the first electronic sounds (drum pads and synth), rough singing and toasting (the Jamaican slang for rap).Of course, in ‘Rub-A-Dub’ was also ‘Dub’: a smoke-heavy trippy vibe that would push the pioneers work (Lee Perry, King Tubby etc. ) even further into space. The ethos was simple: heavy bass, heavy drums, a minimal approach that would bring enough room for singers to push their toasting to the next level.Rub-A-Dub is widely considered as the bridge between Roots Reggae and modern Dancehall music. Its influence on Hip Hop and modern electronic music can’t be overstated.In 1985, a new riddim called Sleng Teng put a stop to Rub-A-Dub by revolutionizing the whole Jamaican music game, with a simple Casio Keyboard riff. The digital era had started. Machines were on. The original Rub-A-Dub style might not have lasted long, but those records, made by sound systems for sound systems, still kick harder than a motherfucker.