|Birth name||Michael Delaney|
|Born||New York, NY|
|Genres||Hip hop, trip hop, R&B, dance|
|Occupations||Producer, songwriter, DJ, MC|
|Associated acts||DJ JS-1
Cass & Dubs
Michael Delaney, better known by his stage name Dub-L, is an American record producer, DJ, musician, songwriter and MC.
Delaney was born and raised in downtown New York City. The name Dub-L comes from his last name, Delaney, which he shortened to Dell for his tag name in high school when he was doing graffiti. People started calling him Double-L, which turned into Dub-L.
Dub-L produced Aesop Rock's first album, Music for Earthworms, in 1997. Dub-L has said that he is in possession of the masters but will not re-release it, because he likes the fact that it's "rare and legendary."
Also in 1997, Dub-L met fellow New York City native and DJ JS-1, who was a member of the Rock Steady Crew. They immediately began collaborating as Ground Original, releasing their debut album in 2002, also called Ground Original, which featured well-known MCs such as KRS-One, Masta Ace, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane, as well as underground MCs such as C-Rayz Walz and Planet Asia. They released Claimstake the next year, which included appearances from Common, J-Live and Jeru the Damaja.
In 2003, Dub-L released his debut solo album, Dub-L's In Town, following it up in 2004 with his second album, Day of the Mega Beast! It features guest appearances from artists including Rahzel, Professor X, Hangar 18, DJ JS-1 and MF Grimm. Dub-L produced and rapped on his two solo albums.
Dub-L's other work includes the trip hop group The Controls, which he formed with singer Ann Colville in 1998, putting out their debut album the following year. An instrumental version of the album was released in 2012. In 2004, he produced two tracks from MF Doom's second Viktor Vaughn album, Venomous Villain. Dub-L and DJ Cassidy occasionally team up as Cass & Dubs; in 2008, they produced all of O'Neal McKnight's singles, including "Check Your Coat", featuring Greg Nice. Since 2011, he has been independently releasing projects, including the group Monday Morning High, formed with rapper Chase Phoenix.
- Ground Original (2002, Yosumi Records) – with DJ JS-1
- Ground Original Presents: Claimstake (2003, Echelon Records) – with DJ JS-1
- Dub-L's In Town (2003, Ground Original)
- Day of the Mega Beast! (2004, Day By Day Entertainment)
- "Beyond" – DJ JS-1 & Dub-L featuring O.C. (2002, Ground Original)
- "License 2 Ill" b/w "Nowadays" – DJ JS-1 & Dub-L (2002, Fat Beats)
- "Won’t Stop" – DJ JS-1 & Dub-L feat. Jeru The Damaja (2003, Echelon Records)
|1997||Music For Earthworms||Aesop Rock||Producer, mixer|
|"Bad Samaritan"||Aesop Rock||Producer, mixer|
|1999||One Hundred||The Controls||Producer, musician|
|2000||"The I.N.I."||Jemini The Gifted One||Producer, mixer|
|"Makes The World Go Round"||Jemini The Gifted One||Producer, mixer|
|"While I'm Dancin'"||Prime & Common||Producer, mixer|
|2003||"Guess (U Never Knew)"||Rahzel||Co-producer|
|"Old Joke"||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|"Get It Poppin'"||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|"SunRiseSetting / T.O.P."||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|Music For Earthworms: The Instrumentals||Aesop Rock||Producer, mixer|
|2004||"Ode To Road Rage"||Viktor Vaughn||Producer|
|"Bloody Chain"||Viktor Vaughn||Producer|
|"Crayzeerock"||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|"Rain Forever"||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|Cut to the Chase||Chase Phoenix||Producer, executive producer, mixer|
|High Heart & Low Estate||Baby Dayliner||Producer, mixer|
|2005||"Flying Guillotines"||DJ JS-1||Mixer|
|"Audio Technician"||DJ JS-1||Producer, mixer|
|"Press Rewind"||DJ JS-1||Producer, mixer|
|"The More U Got"||DJ JS-1||Vocals, writer, producer, mixer|
|"New Level"||DJ JS-1||Mixer|
|"Unstoppable"||Percee P||Co-producer, mixer|
|2006||"Steven Segal"||LoDeck||Vocals, writer, mixer|
|"Body Drop"||LoDeck||Vocals, writer, producer, mixer|
|"Drug In My Vein"||C-Rayz Walz||Producer, mixer|
|"The Life I Lead"||MF Grimm||Producer, mixer|
|"Small Town Halls"||Baby Dayliner||Producer|
|"A Public Affair" (Cass & Dubs Remix)||Jessica Simpson||Producer, mixer|
|2007||"Qué Hiciste" (Cass & Dubs Remix)||Jennifer Lopez||Producer, mixer|
|"Monday Night Live"||LoDeck||Producer, mixer, vocals|
|"Written Apocalypse"||Taiyamo Denku||Producer|
|2008||"Check Your Coat"||O'Neal McKnight feat. Greg Nice||Writer, producer, executive producer, mixer|
|"Check Your Coat (Remix)"||O'Neal McKnight feat. Jermaine Dupri & Diddy||Writer, executive producer|
|"Champagne Red Lights"||O'Neal McKnight feat. Heavy D & Big Ali||Producer, executive producer, writer, mixer|
|"Champagne Red Lights Part II"||O'Neal McKnight feat. Busta Rhymes & Ron Browz||Producer, writer, mixer|
|"Time Don't Pass Me By"||O'Neal McKnight||Producer, executive producer, writer, mixer|
|2009||"Looking For Love"||O'Neal McKnight||Producer, executive producer, writer, mixer|
|"Wishing on a Sucker MC"||Jim Jones feat. Rev Run||Co-producer, mixer|
|2010||Iron Heart Lion Eyes||Fivefeet:Perspectives||Producer, executive producer, mixer|
|2011||"Fishing Gear Hookups"||Dub-L & LoDeck||Vocals, producer, mixer|
|"Superluva" (Cass & Dubs Remix)||Starshell||Producer, mixer|
|"Never Stop"||Dub-L feat. DJ M.O.S. & O'Neal McKnight||Vocals, producer, mixer|
|"Feel Good"||Dub-L||Vocals, producer, mixer|
|2012||One Hundred Instrumentals||The Controls||Producer|
|"Sweat Nobody"||Monday Morning High||Vocals, producer|
|2013||"Set You Free"||Monday Morning High||Vocals, producer|
|2014||"True Heads Massive"||Monday Morning High||Vocals, producer|
- “Dub-L interview,” Urban Smarts, November 10, 2004.
- “Interview With Dub L – Everybody Gather Around – The Dubs In Town,” africasgateway.com, October 14, 2003.
- Michael Cusenza, “Double Standard: Independent Hip-Hop’s Dynamic Duo,” Tablist, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2005.
- Leah Rose, “Ill Techniques: DJ JS-1,” XXL, June 2003.
- HeneC, “Dub-L: Day of the Mega Beast,” YRB, Issue #46, October 2004, p. 108.
- Joshua Glazer, “dub-L: Day of the Mega Beast,” URB, January/February 2005, p. 95.
- “Interviews: dub-L,” ugrap.de, April 2005.
- Neil Drumming, “Music Review,” Washington City Paper, April 23, 1999.
- “Singles,” URB, January/February 2009, p. 110.