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Music Mania and Indica Dubs is proud to present the next release in their Mania Dub series. Following multiple classic re-issues, we now bring you a long awaited freshly produced dubplate album on a 12”LP by UK Dub innovators; Alpha & Omega: Dubplate Selection Vol. 3.
“We have always done alternative mixes for sound systems. We had enough good ones to make an album so that's why we released Dubplate Selection Vol. 1. As we released more albums we had more dubplates to release. We've had a long gap but after our recent releases we felt it was about time for a new Dubplate Selection Vol 3. It includes mixes from the last 3 albums”.
UK dub pioneers since 1990, A&O are a roots dub duo that mix both analogue and digital elements, comprising Christine Woodbridge and John Sprosen, both of whom had played in reggae bands previously, Sprosen also having worked with the Roaring Lion Sound System. They began working together in the mid-1980s, splitting their time between their home towns of London and Plymouth, and issued their debut home-recorded cassette in 1988. They were picked up by Greensleeves Records, who acted as a parent company to the duo’s A&O label, and also worked with Jah Shaka, for whom they supplied rhythm tracks. Although they are strongly influenced by artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, they have developed a sound that has been described as “uniquely British”.
In a review of their Mystical Things album, Rick Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote: “This prolific London-based duo is responsible for some of the most convincing old-school reggae to come from the first world.”
“Enter a path few can follow, but many can appreciate. A studio or sound’s dub-plates are like a Shaolin monk’s sacred teachings. London-based Alpha & Omega take us into their world of mesmerising roots and divulge their exclusive ‘specials’.” Muzik
“Through minimal manipulation, (Alpha and Omega) deliver the listener to a place of great sonic peace.” Option magazine
“The compelling presences at the hear of these airy sonic worlds have a harder edge than some of their ancestors.” The Wire
“Massively thunderous bass lines, galloping drum tracks and a willingness to tastefully adorn dubs with digital flutes and various electronic sounding washes.” Pulse
Jah Warrior feat. Ras Tinny (original track Walk Like A Warrior)
Dubplate Style (original track Poor Mans Style)
Vision Of Dub (original track The Vision)
The Open Sea (original track Every Human Is A Refugee)
Hands Up High (original track Love Rastafari)
Blessed Dub (original track)
Weather And Storm (original track Creation)
Rootical Dub (original track Roots Music)
Rolling Dubplate (original track Dancehall)
The Kings Dubplate (original track King Of Zion)
Produced by: Alpha & Omega
Music by: A&O (Christine / John)
Recorded and mixed at: A&O Studio