YouTube Sessions: Gentleman’s Dub Club

Gentleman’s Dub Club‘s animated take on reggae and dub has led to performances at numerous festivals throughout the UK including Latitude, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, V Festival and Secret Garden Party, as well as the biggest ‘bass-music’ festival in the world, Croatia’s Outlook Festival. Similar success has come in a string of EPs and singles for Ranking Records, collaborating with artists from P Money to Mungo’s Hi-Fi along the way.

Singer Jonathan Scratchley and trumpet player Matt Roberts chose some YouTube favourites, drawing on Bill Cosby, Neil deGrasse Tyson, BBC comedy, and David Rodigan MBE going ‘dub fi dub’ against Poison Dart.

01. Brandt Brauer Frick – Bop

“Hypnotic shit”

02. Capleton Live – Paris Burnin’ Part 1

“I wish i was there..”

03. David Rodigan defeated Poison Dart – Antigua — Dub fi Dub (Pt. 1 of 2)

“David Rodigan MBE does what he does best in a ‘Tune fi Tune’ soundclash with Antigua’s Poison Dart.”

04. Bruce Swedien talks about recording Michael Jackson, Seattle 1993

“Producer Bruce Swedien talks about his experience of recording Michael Jackson. The video begins with the a cappella from ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ – Unreal!”

05. Herbie Hancock jams with his Fairlight CMI

“Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones experimenting with one of the earliest digital sampling synthesisers. Incredible!”

06. Dimebag Darrel – Harmonic Squeals

“The late, great, Pantera/Damage Plan guitarist Dimebag Darrel teaches the readers of ‘Young Guitar’ magazine how to pull off his famous harmonic squeals. Listen and learn.”

07. Fat Pie’s David Firth ridicules 2009’s music scene – BBC Comedy Extra

“Hilarious and acutely observed critique of the current state of the music industry in this country.”

08. Bill Cosby on drums

“Bill Cosby shares an anecdote about his early days as a jazz drummer.”

09. We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot

“Perhaps the greatest science educator of all time reflects on a photograph taken by the Voyager spacecraft at his request.”

10. The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“One of my favourite physicists and science communicators answers a question by a reader of TIME magazine – “What is the most astounding face you can share with us about the Universe?”. His answer is set to a series of beautiful images edited together by Max Schlickenmeyer.”