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Osbourne Ruddock, better known as King Tubbya electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s. Tubby's innovative studio work, which saw him elevate the role of record producer to a creative height previously only reserved for composers and musicians, would prove to be highly influential across many genres of popular music. He is often cited as the inventor of the concept of the remix.electronic music production.

In 1968 the name King Tubby was born, One evening he checked some Treasure Island tapes for recording quality he wanted to play at the upcoming dance. While fumbling around with the mix of it he suddenly cut out the voice and turned up the bass in the track. The effect was extremely impressing and he put this mix on a dubplate for testing it with the audiance. The people at the dance freaked out that evening, U-Roy toasted to the dubs while the bass vibrated through the bodies and echos flew all over and around. So DUB as an own for of music was born.

Tubby soon had his own small 4-track studio where he continously produced dubs and experimented with the sound. In this process the mixing desk itself became an instrument and the man at the controls a musician, while the 'real' musicians merely supplied the raw material, the elements and building blocks of the dubs. King Tubby discovered that a track can live by sounds and the dramaturgy of the mix alone.