What is a dub plate?
Many people ask what is a dub-plate?
A Dubplate is also known as a (dub or special) this is a pressing used mainly by DJ's to play and promote the song, exclusive one off track, instrumental, acapella, or pre-release song. Mainly its use is to promote and test how well a track will sound and go down in a rave, club, dance-hall or radio. This can save you a fortune if you intend to press to vinyl witch on its own can cost up to £500 for 1 record.
This dub-plate is recorded on to "acetate" this looks like a regular record but its quite a bit thicker and a very brittle material. The life span of a dubplates is very limeted and usually you can only get about 50-100 plays at a high sound quality before the sound then deteriorates.
Dub-plates cost around £35 cut (press) and up to £500 to purchase, This makes them very exclusive for djs or to own.