“Singer Steve Mason and producer Dennis Bovell join forces for two hours of heavy dub reggae. The former frontman of the Beta Band, King Biscuit Time and Black Affair, Steve first met British reggae pioneer Bovell through his cousin; Massive Attack’s Daddy G. Bovell had a string of hits in the early 1980s with his band Matumbi, before going to produce records from Janet Kay, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Orange Juice and Madness. The pair bonded though a love of drinking and dub and have gone on to create ‘Ghosts Outside’ – a dub version of Steve’s 2010 album ‘Boys Outside’ which was originally produced by Richard X. In this special 6 Mix, Steve and Dennis go digging in the crates for their favourite dub records, playing classic tunes from Horace Andy, Mikey Dread, Public Image Limited and the Upsetters, as well as discussing how they discovered dub and the influence it has had on their respective solo careers. They also talk about the making of ‘Ghosts Outside’ and how they went about turning a guitar and synth based record into a full length dub excursion.”
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