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Welcome to Sacred Dub: Bill Laswell Discography and the Dub/Ambient Podcast


Welcome to, the web's best place for contemporary dub and ambient music. The site focuses heavily on the work of Bill Laswell and his many collaborations with Mick Harris, Jah Wobble, Pete Namlook, Tetsu Inoue and others. The discography attempts to cover all these releases, and the podcast delivers the music right to your headphones for sampling.

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Posted on Friday October 12, 2007 by Kevin

Laswell Remixes on New NIN Album

Bill Laswell has supplied two remixes for Trent Reznor on the new remix album Y34RZ3R0R3MIX3D. Tre track in question is “Vessel;” the CD contains one version, and the triple-disc LP contains two versions (“Mix 1” and “Mix 2”). Other artists include Ladytron, Sael Williams, Fennesz and more.

Posted on Tuesday May 15, 2007 by Kevin

Dub Echoes - A Documentary

A new documentary about dub music is set to be released … sometime soon evidently. Dub Echoes features a ridiculous amount of interviews with the pioneers of Jamaican dub like Lee Perry, Sly & Robbie and others, and also contemporary artists whose work is drawn from the genre, like Adam Freeland and Basement Jaxx.

The trailer has been uploaded to YouTube, and there’s a MySpace page if you’re into that sort of thing. The film looks very promising indeed. (Although a release date would be nice.)

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2006 by Kevin

All About Jazz Review of Gigi's "Gold and Wax"

All About Jazz has written an article on the growing popularity of African-inspired pop music in the northern hemisphere. Of specific interest is Gigi’s recent record Gold & Wax, produced by her husband Bill Laswell. They cite Laswell as an influence on the whole scene, and give the record an overall positive review:

There’s no way to know where each of Gigi’s eighteen named collaborators actually perform. But in some sense that’s a totally irrelevant question, since the overall sound is quite consistent and the individual voices comprise a nearly orchestral whole.

They do question whether Gigi is starting to pigeon-hole herself with a somewhat similar discography (they actually use the term “Laswellized”), but I feel the question pales in comparison to the sheer quality of music the couple releases.

Posted on Wednesday August 16, 2006 by Kevin

Laswell and Cheb I Sabbah in Tuscon Weekly

The Tuscon Weekly has a brief review on Cheb I Sabbah’s recent La Ghriba: La Kahena Remixed album, which was released in June of this year. Laswell gets a mention as a remixer, along with Sandeep Kumar, Temple of Sound and MoMo. The album was released on Six Degrees back in June, and is available from Amazon.

Posted on Monday July 10, 2006 by Kevin

Laswell / Axiom on PBS Soundstage

Bill Laswell will be appearing on PBS’s Soundstage program July 13th. From their website, it appears as though a nice cast of characters will be present: Tabla Beat Science, Pharoah Sanders and Material, Buckethead and Praxis and ending “with an all-star performance, funked up by Bootsy Collins.” Check local listings for stations carrying the program.

Despite a petition and fan support, it seems there are no plans to release the broadcast on DVD. This is a shame because PBS are only airing 56 minutes of the 180 minute performance.

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Transmission 063

A more traditional mix -- good roots flavors with some moden electro elements mixed in.