A highly desirable set of beatmakers and dub masters are handling the remixes here, but the reason Dubber Side of the Moon works so well could very well be the seven years that have passed since the source material was released. Everyone from dub legend Mad Professor to dubstep upstart Kalbata digs deep into these tracks, as if they picked up the Easy Star All-Stars’ original Pink Floyd tribute, Dub Side of the Moon, back in 2003 and have kept it in the play stack ever since. Dubmatrix might have even gone to see the group live as his opening mix uplifts with the horns and then chills with the bass, reflecting the on-stage sound of Easy Star. Fans of avant-dub will appreciate Adrian Sherwood and his funhouse mirror mix of “Brain Damage,” which recalls the madness of his label On-U Sound during its golden age. The Alchemist turns “Money” into a dubstepping monster while Dreadzone show admirable restraint, giving “Us and Them” a proper touch of wistfulness in a mix that seems to drift in space. Best in show goes to Border Crossing’s “Step It Pon the Rastaman Scene” which is “Any Colour You Like” dubbed into a wobbly nightmare.
David Jeffries, Rovi