After a little hiatus (crisscrossing the globe, being a new father and doing rather downright awesome dj sets here & there), Jerry Mane is dubbing big in 2016!
Two Singles taken from upcoming album Troppo Dub by Jerry Mane, forthcoming on Little Rascal Records. Listen to Special Request by jerry mane #np on #SoundCloud
Inna dub-house styley, these ones roll along with steady rhythm & sound to mesmerize all likes of dubsters. Mek Mi is like a ska-house numba with skankn big horns stepping along with vocal blessings by Lion Tafari ;’skin up!’. Special request is a slow bubbler that steadily ebbs & dubs, giving the listener a taste of whats to come on the forthcoming LP!!! One not to be missed folks..
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Argentina strikes again! From the province of Mendoza comes DownBeat dub, a four member live band with a twist! Emi Bless (Drum & SetLive), Jah Sound (Bass & Synth), Coco (Guitar) and Eter Dub (Keys & Brass) are mixing organic sounds with some heavyweight dubwise business. “Electrorgánico” is the name of their first digital release on Dubophonic. Half organic and half electronic, Latin America is cultivating indeed some serious dub vibes and is establishing itself in the world dub map!
“Electrorgánico” is also the name of their style, the result of their passion and commitment to explore dub music and introduce some new musical paths. The four musicians from Argentina are passionate and dedicated to the study and live performance of dub music. Their album is an amalgamation of many elements: analog meets digital, organic meets electronic, ethnic meets dub.
Starting with Coco’s guitar healing the nation, the journey continues with some funky dub sounds leading to an inside upliftment. Only to pause for some inspiration through the musically artistic interludes, admiring the view from the high mountains of Aconcagua, the journey continues in an everlasting musical creation. You are invited to join the journey and be a part of their world.
Field has excelled at representing the more reflective side of electronic music, and Earth is a fitting celebration of the Dutch label’s modus operandi. The work of Swedish duo Michel Isorinne and Jonas Ronnberg, this is a swirling, immersive album. By turns eerie and mysterious – check the 12-minute long “White Sea – Black Sea” – contemplative and majestic (“. Drowned In Lake Ladoga” and “Down The River Volchov”), the album is the very antithesis of elevator ambience. Clearly, this duo’s interpretation of the term is radically different, as the reflective tones of “Offerings to Njord” and the progression from glitchy abstraction into glorious keys on “Slave Merchants In Aldeigjubdorg” so effortlessly demonstrate.
Velvet tech from one of the most respected and saluted Lobster Boys on the block, NYTA lets rip with four shades of gully grey… “Brooklyn Underground” is a body popping homage with the formative electro sounds while “Dinner & Corsica” takes us right back to the acid-house warehouse-melting source. Dig deeper for a hip-teasing percussive house number “Make It Happen” and deeper again for the stunning two-step soul smoulderer “Watching” that sits somewhere between Burial and MJ Cole. Breath-taking.
After the success of the original Southside EP last year, Bok Bok has called upon his mates to rework some of the lead cuts with results that stretch across the board. Sir Spyro has some filthy bass at the forefront of his playful reworking of “Silo Pass”, while the horns get teased in the appropriate places to great effect. Vjuan Allure instead focuses on dry beats working around a UK Funky template, with only scattered effects left to fill in the gaps. Bok Bok’s own remix of “Charisma Theme” piles the tension on high with dread strings and a snappy dispersal of percussion. L-Vis 1990 gets jacking with his take on “Reminder”, leaving it to Helix to delve into a funky techno rut to conquer “Look”
Name a label who hasn’t succeumbed to Serum’s charms. You can’t, can you? Infecting the world with a special blend of charged-up basslines and hardline percussion, he manages to hit the perfect mid-way point between old fashioned skanking and on-point production values. Careful not to overcook the method, he leaves enough rough with the smooth to give off that uniquely raw dancefloor-ready sound. Each track on this EP jabs and ducks ready for a fight but its “Death Wish” that really steals the show with its dark ‘n’ filthy bass and creeped-out B-movie atmos. Get ready to get freaky
Glasgow crew Mungos get the all-direction remix treatment for the second version compendium of the year. All flavours of dancehall and soundsystem material covered as the likes of FleCK, Chopstick, Run Tingz Cru and the mighty Vadim stick their sonic oar in and get busy. Highlights include the crystalline skank shimmers of Aquarius’s take on “Jah Say Love”, the militant snare rolls and punching kicks of Vadim’s take on “Thousand Style”. Those thirsty for jungle juice should jump on Chopstick’s rattling ragga slammer “Nice It Up” and Run Tingz Cru’s cheeky, burping bass jump up jam. Get serious.
Billed as a new breed of genre-bending producer, War Machine has taken to deep, intricate production like it was built into his DNA. Picked up recently by Med School for his very different stylistic approach and now being given the platform to release his full length LP on Serial Killaz, he’s breaking new ground in a scene that’s rapidly outgrowing its old expectations. Exciting, fresh and above all deadly, it’s a culmination of a lifetime of hard work, gathered influences and a calm consideration of how to perfectly execute a good bassline. Check last track “Dem Bars” for some on point vocals too from new voice Talabun. Time to get excited about drum and bass again.
Absorbing customs cultures on Garuda’s turf in Indonesia Cambodia Thailand Malaysia, discovering … path to Redemption without a travel guide !/strong
Alcohol, drugs, violence, and insanity. Everything you need in proper travel writing but almost never get. – Jake Needham, author of THE BIG MANGO and seven other bestselling Asian crime novels.Join this journey absorbing customs and cultures on Garuda’s turf imomn Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia and witnessing historical moments of our time. From Shiite refugees in Madura, pigs running temples in Cambodia, a Bali slaughterhouse, Java’s sex trade in a Surabaya cemetery and Sumbawa’s Pompeii of the East to Thai bombings, rat attack, MH370 in Malaysia, once Garuda books his ticket to South East Asia for a grunge fix, no secret is safe..
The Phenix trilogy of releases from Scuba ends here with a final four-track release, and looking back over the series as a whole you might think perhaps the Hotflush boss was using it as a platform to explore his next comprehensive move. The four tracks here work in a subtle narrative arc, commencing with the restrained minimalist sound design of “Silence” before Scuba eases up the tempo across the tracks that close the A-side and open the B-side. “Nineteen Eighty” is dub techno at its most weightless, whilst “Plateau” may prove to be the most melodically enriching Scuba production in some time. The appropriately titled “Fade” brings the curtain down on Phenix in somewhat contemplative mood, leaving the question of where Paul Rose goes next…
…and this ‘rascal recommends’ this little numba too!
There’s nothing subtle about the work out London-based DJ and all-round man of mystery Rushmore. This third EP – his first for DJ Haus’ Hot Haus imprint – continues in a similar vein to his first two outings for Trax Couture. That means a tough, raw blend of ghetto-tech, revivalist acid house, footwork and sub-bothering bass-house. Choose between the jacking rhythms, thunderous kick drums and Armando-ish rave stabs of “Dance Show” and “Drop Top”, a cracking, in-your-face DJ tool built around footwork style handclaps, warped sub-bass and relentless drum machine cymbals. Neither track is particularly clever, but both are most certainly big.
Always at the top of the pecking order for apocalyptic producer-MC combos, Kode 9 and The Spaceape are back in action once again and sounding as visceral as ever. “Chasing A Beast” suggests a change in stance for the pair, with Kode 9 working a cheekily swaying groove and Spaceape delivering a slightly less baritone, mildly Americanised flow. It’s still as dark as ever, but “Devil Is A Liar” too shows a lighter, more limber approach to the finished product, not so leaden in British urban dread. The minimalism reaches a peak on “Heart” with its slithering smatterings of trap and plush chords, while Spaceape rips the human condition to shreds, and the later into the EP you go the more adventurous the tracks become. It’s a fresh approach that will keep the fans on their toes while proving this is a pair that will never rest on their laurels.
Celebrating the first birthday of our netlabel, we are giving to everybody the free EP “Rudie Dubplates” with 5 tracksof wall-shaking basslines, irie sax and warrior style beats. This is our way to say “thank you for your massive support during this 1st year of our existence”. Ruff and tuff!
This is the first part of a special double release. The second part will be released two days later on Saturday the 26th of July, so watch this space!
The EP includes five unreleased Koncrete Roots dubplates, which will definitely bring you to higher heights and have your room walls pounding with sub-bass and vibes. Nuff respect to the Rootsman for the irie sax on “Sax di fisherman”. Giving thanks each and every time!
As masters of the full sensory psychedelic experience, audio-visual group Zebbler Encanti Experience return to Gravitas Recordings with their newest offering, Freakquency. Coining a musical style they refer to as “psytrap”, ZEE shows off their aural dynamism by combining elements from dubstep, psytrance, trap, and other bass music styles into five tenaciously coherent songs. Sound design takes center stage in their creations, transporting the listener into an ever expanding kaleidoscopic world populated by entities that are anything but monochrome. Each track on the EP will also be given it’s very own visual treatment, creating an ocular story that challenges popular subjective conceptions of beauty and desolation. Due July 15th, the album will be available through Gravitas as an expected pay-what-you-want download, opening the doors for every listener to ride this Freakquency.