A Spy In The House Of Dub

Dub Colossus

Released 30 November 2018

  1. A Spy In The House Of Dub
  2. Sima Edy (Soundsystem Version)
  3. Guragigna (Soundsystem Version)
  4. What Time Is Dub (Soundsystem Version)
  5. Crazy In Dub (Soundsystem Version)
  6. Mechem Aresah

Liner notes

Marking 10 years since the first release by Dub Colossus, A Spy in the House of Dub, is a mini album that celebrates the musical journey that Dub Colossus has been on since 2008, featuring new versions of tracks from the first 3 albums— A Town Called Addis, Addis Through The Looking Glass and Dub Me Tender Vols 1 & 2 —plus a nod to the future with 2 entirely new tracks. The band will be taking to the road in their new 5 piece format in 2019 featuring the prodigious talents of the likes of Robert Mitchell and Oli Savill alongside Mimi’s stunning vocals.

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Further Listening

  • A Town Called Addis

    Dub Colossus

    Released 12 October 2008

    Dub Colossus collaborate with some of Ethiopia's finest performers. Utilising Azmari and traditional styles as well as the popular singing styles of the 60s and 70s the album seeks to combine the golden years of Ethiopique beats and Ethiojazz with the dub reggae styles of early 70s groups like the Abyssinians and the Mighty Diamonds.
  • Dub Me Tender

    Dub Colossus

    Released 06 February 2012

    By reworking existing Dub Colossus album cuts and including four previously unreleased tracks, Nick Page – aka Dubulah, takes a more personal approach to the band’s material and delivers a dub-heavy set in the tradition of Joe Gibbs' African Dub series and Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell.

Further reading

Les Amazones d’Afrique share video for new single ‘Love’

'Love', featuring Mamani Keïta on vocals, is the latest track to be lifted from the new album.

Riz Ahmed samples Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on new album ‘The Long Goodbye’

Riz Ahmed draws inspiration from the late Sufi master vocalist on the powerful opening track.

9Bach choose 5 of their favourite records on vinyl

9Bach's Anian is Vinyl of the Month for November as part of the Real World Vinyl Club.

Emotion: Track by Track

As Emotion turns 25, we look at the song lyrics of the classic album.