Hopeton Brown, from Kingston, Jamaica, is best known as Scientist.

Brown was a protégé of one of the originators of dub music, Osbourne Ruddock (King Tubby). He burst onto the reggae scene as an engineer in the early 70s with a reckless and distinctive mixing style all his own. After leaving King Tubby's studio at the end of the 70s, Brown became the principal engineer at Channel One Studio, where he mixed several albums for artists including the Roots Radics, Linval Thompson and Jah Thomas.

In 1982, he left Channel One to work at Tuff Gong studio, where he made a series of albums themed around Scientist's fictional achievements in Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Vampires and winning the World Cup. The music on these albums was played by Roots Radics, his most frequent collaborators. In 1985, Brown emigrated to Washington, D.C. to work as a recording engineer.

Brown will bring his decades of experience in music and custom-built sound systems to Loop 2018, where he will perform live, present a track deconstruction, and take Loop attendees into the studio to discuss the art of dub mixing



Dani Deahl, Scientist

Track Deconstruction: A Dub Seminar

Khruangbin, Scientist

Khruangbin meets Scientist