Dub remixes of the Beach Boys, David Bowie, the Clash, and more.
Black Market Dub asks:
What would happen if The Beach Boys had The Wailers as their backing band instead of The Wrecking Crew? What if David Bowie spent the summer of 1975 in Kingston, Jamaica with King Tubby instead of Philidelphia? Michael Jackson meets Scratch Perry? These questions are the basic thesis of Black Market.
There's a lot in here that makes you hear aspects of the songs in a new way. For instance, it turns out what the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" was missing all along was a breakdown:
The near-total reinvention of David Bowie's "Lady Stardust" sounds like it was always meant to be played this way:
The remix of "Clampdown" by the Clash would have been a B-side. Maybe an A-side.
And here's what happens when the melody from the Twin Peaks theme gets some bounce: