New York's very own dub metal crossover act Dub Trio has released their cover of Ini Kamoze's "Them Thing Deh". Better yet, the band tapped Skindred vocalist Benje Webbe for the cover. Dub Trio bassist Stu Brooks said the cover isn't off any upcoming release, but was simply performed out of love for the song.
"We’re putting this song out for the love of it," said Brooks. "We knew we wanted to do a track that paid homage to our fore-fathers of reggae and dub, rhythm section greatness, Sly & Robbie. They have been an endless source of inspiration to us as a band from the beginning.
"So, as helicopters swarmed over Hollywood during BLM protests, my wife and I felt compelled to finally break quarantine. As we approached Hollywood and Vine to join in solidarity with the protesters, ‘Them Thing Deh’ happened to be the soundtrack in my headphones. Feeling the anger we share with the BLM movement, the lyric ‘got to keep your cool’ really spoke to me as I could feel the tension in the air.
"That week, we quickly put the rhythm tracks together, recording from 3 different states, with the help of Roger Rivas on organ and keys and hit up our old friend, legend Benji Webbe from the UK band, Skindred. Benji is the ultimate genre-masher, soulfully clashing metal, reggae, punk, dub, dancehall…all the sh*t we love!"
Stream the song here.