King Tubby (real name Osbourne Ruddock; b.1949, d.1981) was the dub pioneer and remix godfather. In the 1970s Tubby's sonic science transformed the way music was made and listened to in Jamaica and around the world. Studio boffins everywhere are in his debt.
'Tubby's right, with all the Drum & Bass ting now, dem ting just start by accident, a man sing off-key, an' when you reach a dat you drop out everthing an' leave the drum, an' lick in the bass, an' cause a confusion, an' people like it...we say "Yes, Tubbs, madness the people dem like it!"' (Bunny Lee, producer/mentor, contemporary of Tubby)