See also: dub plate

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of dub (music sense) +‎ plate (slang for vinyl record).

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NounEdit

dubplate (plural dubplates)

  1. A new tune that has been pressed to acetate or vinyl in very limited numbers.
    You heard that new Danny Weed dubplate?
    • 2013, Simon Reynolds, Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture, Routledge (→ISBN)
      The dubplate is a Jamaican idea: seventies sound systems pressed up their own tracks in order to outdo rivals. Similarly, jungle's top DJs, desperate for exclusive tracks, spend more than two hundred pounds a week on dubplates—either their own productions or tracks by kindred-spirit producers. Dubplates are also a way of testing out a new track on a club sound system, of seeing how the crowd responds and what scope is for improving the record.

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