Backstage area: LKJ walking up to the stage.
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lkj's definition of the term ' dub '

"In Reggae we find a sub-genre called ' DUB '. Can you explain this term?"
" Dub is drum and base music. If you want to be academic about it or technically you can say it's the deep structure of Reggae. It's the very skeleton of the music."
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"It's Reggae reduced to its most fundamental elements. It's also the art of the studio engineer."
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"The studio engineer is the one who makes Dub . It's the studio engineer that is most creative manipulating the rhythms of the music. Let's say it's the art of deconstruction. It's a deconstructive art."
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"You have a piece of music and you take away the different elements and you're left with the drum and the base. And then you bring in guitar, you bring in keyboard, you bring in piano, whatever..."
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"You use a lot of reverb, a lot of delays of echoes and so on,- to create a kind of atmosphere which gives a kind of illusionary spacial dimension to the music which also helps to enhance its danceability."
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