Since forming in 2006, Fort Collins-based Dubskin has established itself as one of the area's leading reggae acts, having shared the stage with legends like the Barrington Levy, the Itals and Mad Professor. On Release From Fear, its third LP, Dubskin sticks to its roots-reggae foundation for the most part, but mixes it up on a few cuts, such as "Warrior Stomp," which has a groove that borrows from Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved," and "Final Call," which features some rapping from vocalist Jamal Skinner. With John Brown's Body sound engineer Jason "Jocko" Randall, who mixed Dubskin's previous effort, No End in Time, back at the controls, Release From Fear's production sounds every bit as good as the songs themselves, doing absolute justice to these well-written compositions.


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