Where Sicko Mode's weirdest moments came from

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Published on 20 Aug 2019, 12:00
Tracing the roots of Jamaican dub music.

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"Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott was an unexpected chart-topper. It sounds more like three songs than one. Its disjointed, other-worldly effects, echos, and song structure are a far cry from the traditional pop songs we're used to, but it's in these off-kilter moments that we get glimpses of a musical culture and genre that was centered around sonic experimentation and innovation, and has influenced everything from punk, rock, and pop for nearly half a century: Jamaican dub.

Spotify playlist "Sicko dub mode" open.spotify.com/playlist/3EJ3...

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