Mad Professor, a dub master of Guyana, is set to release his latest full-length album Dubbing with Anansi this February 2nd. Starting at an early age, Mad Professor has gained momentum combining electronica with reggae dub and has thus created his own dissertation of style as a result. With the launch of Ariwa Sounds recording studio, Mad Professor has since collaborated with big names such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sade, The Orb, Pato Banton, Sly and Robbie, Jah Shaka, Horace Andy, Massive Attack and many others in between. Now, with decades of experience under his belt and an abounding plethora of recordings, Mad Professor brings another LP to life.
Now, with decades of experience under his belt and an abounding plethora of recordings, Mad Professor brings another LP to life.
Focusing solely on the tales of one of the few surviving African/Caribbean folk heroes, Anansi, Mad Professor's “Dubbing with Anasi” is an upbeat, yet sorrowful memorialization of an entire populace into ownership. As legend states, Anansi was once a free African citizen who was captured and shipped to the Americas during the eras of the slave trade. Once in the New World, traded Africans were forced to abandon their native tongues and traditions; through storytelling of Anansi and dubby percussion, African culture persevered the extreme hardship the western world brought forth. With the vocal talents of Brother Culture, New Flower, Delroy Williams, Vivian Jones, Vivian Dour and Frankie Paul, Mad Professor has crafted an instrumental version of the transatlantic voyage that progresses into the day-to-day lifestyle of a people confused, oppressed and restricted. Even though the subject matter is one of pain and suffering, the album is anything but depressing. Through a unique blend of rhythm and blues, drum and bass, nature and nativity, Mad Professor offers an enlightened look into one of the darkest times in American history.