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Overton Brown, Jamaica, West Indies Scientist burst onto the reggae scene in the early 70's with a reckless mixing style that seemed to outdo even King Tubby's wildest extravaganzas. He began his career as an engineer at King Tubby's in 1978. Shortly afterwards he became a protege of King Tubby, and swiftly gained a reputation with his unique mixing style. In 1980, the UK-based record company Greensleeves began to release the productions of top Jamaican producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes Lawes, finding success with new singing sensation Barrington Levy, used Tubby's studio for his voicing and final mix-downs and offered Greensleeves a couple of dub albums mixed by Tubby's sensational young engineer, The Scientist, VS Prince Jammy (1980), mostly consisting of dub mixes of Barrington Levy tracks. This album was presented as The "Big Showdown" between the two dubmasters. The combination of heavyweight Roots Radics rhythms pitted against one another Greensleeves followed this album with another proclaiming The Scientist to be the Heavyweight Dub Champion. The Scientist soon became Jamaica's top recordimg engineer This led to a surge of albums mixed by The Scientsit from various sources. Greensleeves, in particular, continued to issue album after album.
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