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While the reverberating, bass-heavy clamor called dub is usually created via a mixing board, the U.K.-based Dub Syndicate has been bringing its eerie, atmospheric, reggae-rooted sound to the stage since 1982. Led by veteran Roots Radics drummer Style Scott and featuring a revolving cast of musicians from producer Adrian Sherwood’s On-U-Sound stable, the group’s recently reissued Stoned Immaculate fades sampled voices ranging from Jim Morrison to Prince Far I in and out over languid island rhythms and synthesized bleeps. More faithful to the traditional reggae beat than most of today’s avant-electronic dub, the Syndicate’s slightly more accessible style should nevertheless prove as challenging. At 8:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-7960. CP