We already hipped you to the details on Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space!, the upcoming album on which legendary dub producer Scientist (pictured above) mixes his own version of 12 unreleased tracks from dubstep heavyweights like Kode 9, Guido, Shackleton, and Mala. Thanks to the label behind the project, Pinch's Tectonic imprint, we've gotten our hands on an exclusive download of a track from the record, Scientist's dub of King Midas Sound, entitled "U Dub." The track is absolutely dripping with reverbs and delays, the snare drum's crack sizzling after every hit as bells and strings flow in and out, all accompanied by a wash of spacey echo. The foreground is occasionally taken by the soft, whispered vocals, which also receive their proper dub treatment. What else can you say? Scientist cut his teeth back in the mid '70s at King Tubby's Dromilly Road studios in Kingston (basically the birthplace of dub) and has continued his legacy as a pioneer of dub music ever since. The guy's a pro at doing this. So listen up, take some notes, or just light up a spliff and get to downloading.
Folks in London will have a chance to celebrate the release of Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space! this Thursday night at Fabric. Peep the flyer below for all the details.