Scientist the dubmaster

About Scientist the dubmaster


Biography

Hopeton Brown better known as The Scientist and sometimes known as Overton Brown, from Kingston, Jamaica was a protégé of King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock), one of the originators of dub music. The Scientist burst onto the reggae scene in the early ’70s with a reckless mixing style that seemed to outdo even King Tubby’s wildest extravaganzas. He began his career as an engineer at Tubby’s in the mid 70’s shortly afterwards, he gained a reputation with a distinctive mixing style.

He left King Tubby's studio at the end of the 70’s and became the principal engineer for Channel One Studio, giving him the chance to record live music  rather than the four tracks at Tubby's that was only for mixing and voice over . He came to prominence in the early 1980s and produced many albums, his mixes featuring on many releases in the first part of the decade. In particular, he was the favorite engineer of Henry "Junjo" Lawes, for whom he mixed several albums featuring the Roots Radics, many based on tracks by Barrington Levy.  He also did a lot of work for Linval Thompson and Jah Thomas.[1] In 1982 he left Channel One to work at Tuff Gong studio and  brought a new sound to Tuff Gong  .

He made a series of albums in the early 1980s, released on Greensleeves Records with titles themed around Scientist's fictional achievements in fighting Space Invaders, Pac-Men, and Vampires, and winning the World Cup.  The music on these albums was played by Roots Radics, his most frequent collaborators.

Five of his songs from the album The Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires were used as the playlist songs on the K-Jah radio station in the 2001 video game Grand Theft Auto 3.

“In the ’70s, I started building sound system audio amplifiers. I would then test the amplifier with test instruments to determine how the amplifier was performing. Everything would look normal, but when I played reggae music through the amplifier, it would over heat and the plates of the KT88 would run red, especially when I played a mix from the great King Tubby’s that had subsonic drum and bass frequencies as well as razor sharp high frequencies I would have to re -bias the KT88 and make other changes in order to accommodate reggae’s wide frequency response and high slew rate needs. I noticed when I played other types of music the amplifier would respond normal. I found that to be strange so I used King Tubby’s mixes as a platform to ensure that the amplifiers would not break down under extreme conditions.

I was fascinated by his exclusive style of mixing and unique sound effects. It was the “Roots of Dub” dub album produced by Bunny Lee that became my favorite test album and also inspired me to want to meet him. One day, I was repairing a television for a friend who had worked for King Tubby’s, we needed a transformer and King Tubby’s was the only place who had those particular types of transformers I was so excited to meet this brilliant man and considered myself very lucky to have had this opportunity. After that, it became a regular place for me to buy special made power and output transformers for the amplifiers that I was building. King Tubby’s became impressed with my electronic skills and abilities at such a young age. I told him I wanted to build a mixing console, at first, it sounded like a joke to him we joked about making mixing consoles with moving faders and automation. Years later it became a reality in Neve’s moving faders and SSL’s automation with total recall.”

Hempress Sativa Fight for Your RIghts Mixed By the Scientist| Official Music Video


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Hempress Sativa Fight for Your RIghts | Offical Music Video

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Fight For Your Rights ( Lyrics )

Intro
For far too long Babylon
Have us in derision
I’n’I say Africa for the Africans
Home and Abroad.

Verse 1.
Take us back to Africa
Land of the Moors
When I’n’I ancestors were
Rulers before Europe invaded
Raided traded capitalized from
Slavery exist an ancient place
The black oasis
Sun burnt face
Most sacred melanin skins
Conquered kingdoms transcending
The Continent Of Africa from begin
First civilization of a Carbon sovereign
Great pharaohs czars and Kong’s
Build monuments
Erect temples for offering
Astronomical precision plot the Gaza Pyramid
Alchemist access the knowledge of science and gnosis
What mek you think them wah extinct shot off the Sphinx nose
Terrorize mi country with conflict so they can impose them forces
Deprive a Nation Of it’s own resource
They Profit while we suffer the lost.

Chorus.
Fight for your rights
Fight for your life
I’n’I as Africans must all unite
Mi tell dem
Fight for your rights
Fight for your life
Step mi haffi step it out a Rome

Verse 2.
Hmmm
We’ll be returning to the place on earth
The sunburnt faces were
Inhabitants the first
Fertile field land desert
Conquered to rulers
Africans I say we must reverse
This curse is to remain inert
Thinking we were made to serve
The Motherland awaiting her creators sons and daughters
To restore the heritage and traditions
Of forefathers
Sativa on a Order
Yes wi come to master the
Principles of the Maat
Living it pure, as clean as waters
Ancestors thought of Knowledge;
which is sort of
Indicative to where they build the pyramid;
Them after riches of the continent
Strategically plan events to implement their system of a New World Order
Man made disasters
Invade then share in quarters
Conspiring to cast a doubt as if black was the last of any race
to take its place when In Addis Ababa
On the citadel life force a swell
Commence to ever after.

Chorus
Fight ht for your rights
Fight for your life
I’n’I as Africans must all unite
Mi tell dem
Fight for your rights
Fight for your life
Step mi haffi step it out a Rome
Mi trodding home

Verse 3.
Take us back to Africa
Land of the Moors
When I’n’I ancestors were
Rulers before Europe invaded
Raided traded capitalized from
Slavery exist an ancient place
The black oasis
Sun burnt face
Most sacred melanin skins
Conquered kingdoms transcending
The Continent Of Africa from begin
First civilization of a Carbon sovereign
Great pharaohs czars and Kong’s
Build monuments
Erect temples for offering
Astronomical precision plot the Gaza Pyramid
Alchemist access the knowledge of science and gnosis
What mek you think them wah extinct shot off the Sphinx nose
Terrorize mi country with conflict so they can impose them forces
Deprive a Nation Of it’s own resource
They Profit while we suffer the lost


Chorus
Still you better fight for your rights
Fight for your life
I’n’I as Africans must all unite
Mi tell dem fight for your rights
Fight for your life
Step mi haffi step it out a Rome
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