Gentleman’s Dub Club – “The Big Smoke Remixed”

The Gentleman already got us used to the fact that every studio album is followed by a remix edition (review of the previous one) and, as their committed fan, I am glad of it. When it comes to releases like that, discovering how different producers approached their work is the most exciting factor. Breadwinners, unknown to me before, presents King Tubby’s school in ‘Afraid of the dark’ and ‘See them’; the ‘Earthquake’ version by Mannaseh is a masterpiece as well – each instrument means something, being essential and soothing your ears and body. Roots vibe is also served by Ed Thomas Rinky in ‘Extraordinary Day’ with bass in the foreground; Price Fatty, in turn, drops it in the steppers style. Finally, we get to Chief Rockas and DJ Madd versions – an electronic blast in a roots sauce.
Another great release by the Gentlemen!