Dave Dub (3)

Dave Dub (3)

Real Name:
Dave Whaley
Dave Dub’s The Treatment is hip-hop at its bare bones. It’s the philosophical twin of wrecked stoner-rock bands like Sleep, a group Dave frequently shared unlikely billing with, in the early 1990s hometown of San Jose CA. That’s how bad his psychedelic hell-ride weirded out the rest of the “San Hopeless” rap community (also the original home of Stones Throw itself). Later, he’d ooze into opening slots for black metal and punk bands, even joining a punk band shortly before recording The Treatment.

Despite plenty of communication with the proto-Stones Throw crew Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf, there was never any official deal, and Dub confined his particular brand of madness to cassette tape only.

From ’92 on, he says he abandoned even caring about commercial rap and detached himself from the genre. In ’99, he abandoned the U.S.A. and split to Jamaica to ride out Y2K. He came back illegally and secretly, reuniting after almost a decade with his original collaborator and current producer Tape Mastah Steph.

Steph convinced him to go back not just to the roots but down to the actual dirt itself and record an album with nothing but what they used back in the day - an SP-1200 and a vintage Ensoniq EPS. The result was The Treatment, Dub’s full-length Stones Throw debut—a horror film as refracted through the mind of a man who’s seen it all and knows too much.
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Dave Dub (3) Discography Tracks


GG 004 Dave Dub And The Sutter Cain Gang* Programmed D(CD, Album) Grandgood Records GG 004 US 2006 Sell This Version
Dave Dub (3) Somethin To A Boss (Album) Isolated Wax US 2008 Sell This Version
none Dave Dub (3) 1994 - 1997(CDr, Album, RE) Isolated Wax none US 2008 Sell This Version
LE203 Dave Dub (3) Trash Data(CD, Album) Legendary Entertainment, Isolated Wax LE203 USA & Canada 2008 Sell This Version
Dave Dub And The Sutter Cain Gang* Mind Police (Album) M9 Ent., Isolated Wax US 2010 Sell This Version
Dave Dub (3) The Treatment (Album) Stones Throw Records US 2012 Sell This Version
none Dave Dub (3) Sade's Forehead(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Isolated Wax none US 2015

Singles & EPs

6324NSB874 Dave Dub (3) / Persevere Dave Dub (3) / Persevere - Never Still Born / From A Place Called(7") Isolated Wax 6324NSB874 US 2000 Sell This Version
Dave Dub (3) Upgraded Text Isolated Wax US 2001 Sell This Version
SLE004 Dave Dub (3) / Murs Dave Dub (3) / Murs - Man And His Machine / Heaven(7", Single, Tra) Sub-Level Epidemic Recordings SLE004 US 2001 Sell This Version
GG007 Dave Dub (3) Skywalking(7") Grandgood Records GG007 US 2013 Sell This Version

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