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Scientist

November 30th, -0001

Birth Name:
Overton Brown

Genre:
Reggae

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s






Scientist

Biography

Overton Brown was only 16 years old when producer/performer Errol "Don" Mais discovered and used the considerable talents of this adolescent dub whiz. Born in Kingston in 1960, the Scientist learned basic electronics from his TV repairman father, skills that made him very popular with the mobile DJs and their not-always-functioning sound systems. A friend suggested he visit the legendary dub producer/mixer King Tubby, not to remix records, but to get some transformers by which Scientist could build his own amplifiers. Soon the Scientist was an employee of Tubby's, fixing transformers and televisions, when one day, after an animated conversation about mixing records, Tubby challenged the Scientist to take a shot at remixing a record. Brimming with adolescent bravado, Scientist took Tubby's challenge, and that led to an extended apprenticeship in dub experimentation under Tubby's guidance. It was while at Tubby's that the Scientist developed his idiosyncratic dub style, playful and very psychedelic, loaded with echo explosions and blasts of feedback, a sound that caught the attention of Don Mais, who overheard the Scientist at the mixing board during a visit to Tubby's studio. With Mais supervising the production, Scientist, now all of 18, cut some wicked dub sides for the Roots Tradition label. At the end of the '70s, Scientist (now also referred to as "The Dub Chemist") left Tubby's to become the main engineer at Channel One Studios, and working with Henry "Junjo" Lawes, cut some best-selling dub LPs, only to leave for the greener pastures of Tuff Gong in 1982. In 1985, Scientist moved to Silver Springs, Maryland, where he lives and works as a recording engineer. . Overton Brown was only 16 years old when producer/performer Errol "Don" Mais discovered and used the considerable talents of this adolescent dub whiz. Born in Kingston in 1960, the Scientist learned basic electronics from his TV repairman father, skills that made him very popular with the mobile DJs and their not-always-functioning sound systems. A friend suggested he visit the legendary dub producer/mixer King Tubby, not to remix records, but to get some transformers by which Scientist could build his own amplifiers. Soon the Scientist was an employee of Tubby's, fixing transformers and televisions, when one day, after an animated conversation about mixing records, Tubby challenged the Scientist to take a shot at remixing a record. Brimming with adolescent bravado, Scientist took Tubby's challenge, and that led to an extended apprenticeship in dub experimentation under Tubby's guidance. It was while at Tubby's that the Scientist developed his idiosyncratic dub style, playful and very psychedelic, loaded with echo explosions and blasts of feedback, a sound that caught the attention of Don Mais, who overheard the Scientist at the mixing board during a visit to Tubby's studio. With Mais supervising the production, Scientist, now all of 18, cut some wicked dub sides for the Roots Tradition label. At the end of the '70s, Scientist (now also referred to as "The Dub Chemist") left Tubby's to become the main engineer at Channel One Studios, and working with Henry "Junjo" Lawes, cut some best-selling dub LPs, only to leave for the greener pastures of Tuff Gong in 1982. In 1985, Scientist moved to Silver Springs, Maryland, where he lives and works as a recording engineer.

Top Albums


1. In a Dub Exp..
In a Revival Dub, King Tubby
2. In a Revival..
Dub 911, Scientist
3. Dub 911
Rids the World..Of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Remastered), Scientist
4. Rids the Wor..
Scientific Dub, Scientist
5. Scientific D..
Nightshade Meets Scientist, Nightshade
6. Nightshade M..
Dub In the Roots Tradition (Digital Only), Scientist
7. Dub In the R..
Scientist's Big Showdown, Scientist
8. Scientist's ..
Meets the Space Invaders, Scientist
9. Meets the Sp..
Encounters Pac-Man, Scientist
10. Encounters P..
In a Midnight Rock Dub (Jah Thomas Presents), King Tubby
11. In a Midnigh..
Heavy Metal Attack, Scientist
12. Heavy Metal ..
Heavyweight Dub Champion, Scientist
13. Heavyweight ..
Introducing the Scientist, Scientist
14. Introducing ..
Wins the World Cup (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version], Scientist
15. Wins the Wor..
King Tubby-Meets The Scientist at Dub Station, Scientist
16. King Tubby-M..
Scientist Meets the Roots Radics, Scientist
17. Scientist Me..
The Scientist - Scientific Dub, Scientist
18. The Scientis..
The Scientist - Meets The Crazy Mad Professor At Channel One Studio, Scientist
19. The Scientis..
The Scientist in the Kingdom of Dub, Scientist
20. The Scientis..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Knock OutHeavyweight Dub Champion3:24$0.99
2.
Golden GoalWins the World Cup (Remaste..2:42$0.99
3.
Ghost of FrankensteinRids the World..Of the Evil..3:20$0.99
4.
Plague of ZombiesRids the World..Of the Evil..2:49$0.99
5.
Your Teeth In My NeckRids the World..Of the Evil..4:38$0.99
6.
Blood On His LipsRids the World..Of the Evil..3:00$0.99
7.
Dance of the VampiresRids the World..Of the Evil..3:25$0.99
8.
Voodoo CurseRids the World..Of the Evil..3:48$0.99
9.
World Cup Squad Lick Their WoundsEncounters Pac-Man3:58$0.99
10.
Beam DownMeets the Space Invaders3:16$0.99
11.
More Rain After PrayersHigh Priest of Dub3:08$0.99
12.
Mass Murder and CorruptionHigh Priest of Dub3:51$0.99
13.
Forgive Them Oh JahHigh Priest of Dub3:44$0.99
14.
Their Hands in BloodHigh Priest of Dub3:37$0.99
15.
Repatriation is a MustHigh Priest of Dub3:21$0.99
16.
Ethiopian High PriestHigh Priest of Dub3:45$0.99
17.
Hail Him in DubHigh Priest of Dub4:40$0.99
18.
Maxfield Avenue DubIn the Kingdom of Dub4:12$0.99
19.
Guava Road DubIn the Kingdom of Dub3:32$0.99
20.
Grass Quit Lane DubIn the Kingdom of Dub3:22$0.99
21.
Bread Lane DubIn the Kingdom of Dub3:04$0.99
22.
Next Door DubIn the Kingdom of Dub3:18$0.99
23.
Dromilly Avenue DubIn the Kingdom of Dub3:09$0.99
24.
Stokely CarmichaelInternational Heroes Dub3:14$0.99
25.
Patrice LumumbaInternational Heroes Dub3:29$0.99

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