Dubblestandart & Firehouse Crew – Reggae Classics | New Album
Dubblestandart & Firehouse Crew present — with the deepest respect to the originators — a limited selection of reworks of reggae classics. The album focuses on works that have been pivotal for the inspiration of Dubblestandart’s bandleader Paul Zasky since day one, when forming the band. Today this music is considered classic reggae, what this little island called Jamaica has provided in content and creation, especially roots reggae of the late ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
Dubblestandart from Vienna have been keeping the version of the dub flame alive for the last two decades, their formation coinciding with the phase in which Jamaican dub was on the way out. 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.
Release date June 21, 2019. Formats LP, CD, DR.