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

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!

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[Review] Zion Train – “Versions” LP (Univeral Egg)

[Review] Zion Train – “Versions” LP (Univeral Egg)

promocoverThe latest album by Zion Train is a fully remix-style LP, delivering a lot of big names from dub world and huge amount of ideas how to squeeze Neil’s compositions to obtain fresh, tasty, musical juice. They are really a solid base for further creative processing, as the original tracks have Zion Train’s trademark – excellent sound, arrangement, instruments, vocals.

On the album we get a lot of artists, from dub to drum&bass and plenty of musical visions. Vibronics’ opening track is my favorite – a beautiful, violin part flowing on a monstrous bassline sounds amazing. All fans of pounding steppa style will love versions created by Bungalo, NDC or Numa. Dubmatix’s version of “State of Mind” is also one of my favorites – a bouncy riddim with electronic sounds and parts of horns. Radikal Guru took “Share The Flame” with Jazzmine Tutum, making a moody and powerful dubstep-flavoured tune. Krak In Dub accelerated “Rainbow Children” making this positive tune even more dancefloor ready but next artists adds yet more fire – Jinx in Dub, Slamboree, Fleck and Dub FX take Zion Train’s to fast drum&bass area.

I’m always extremely curious about Neil’s new albums and musical ideas he is bringing on them, but I’m glad that this one is not a mix of new Zion Train’s tunes and remixes. Instead, we get a powerful LP, fully concentrated on variations of tracks we know and like – listening pleasure doubled.

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ODG netlabel – Ondubground “Rub Up The Right Dub” / Roots Raid “From The Top Remix”

ODG netlabel – Ondubground “Rub Up The Right Dub” / Roots Raid “From The Top Remix”

coverIf you’ve missed these releases in June, then go now to the ODG netlabel site and get it. Two excellent dub albums from French artists are waiting for you. Ondubground has remixed some roots reggae classics like Peter Broggs “Never Forget Jah”, where he has added a deep dub vibe. Beautiful Judy’s Mowatt anthem”Black Woman” has been moved to a steppers rhythm with a modern dub flavour, Ini’s Kamoze “Wings With Me” is surrounded by a pulsing bass. I-Roy “Run For Your Life” with Michael Rose is a real heavyweight killer. We also get additional vocals of Biga Ranx, Joseph Cotton and Green Cross. What is important – these combinations of old and new fashion sounds just brilliant. An excellent album, a real pearl in the sea of netlabel releases!

Download: http://odgprod.com/2015/06/ondubground-rub-up-the-right-dub-2

Cover-Roots Raid-From The Top RemixThe second release is a remix album. Roots Raid have invited many artists to prepare their versions of the tracks from the “From The Top” LP. Panda Dub, Ackboo, Ondubground, Dawa Hi-Fi, Subactive, Mahom, Mayd Hubb just to name a few. As the result of such gathering we get a lot of great dub music in many flavours – 15 tracks to feed your speakers and soul.

Download: http://odgprod.com/2015/06/roots-raid-from-the-top-remix/

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TelDem Com’Unity – “Absorption Remixed”

TelDem Com’Unity – “Absorption Remixed”

TDC-ABsorptionRemixed-coverIt’s been almost a year since TelDem Com’Unity releases album named Absorption (http://dubmassive.org/7366/teldem-comunity-absorption) and now we get an amazing bonus in form the of remixes of the tunes. It’s opened by Twelve Dj from High Tone who takes us to the land of dubstep without any compromise. Uzul – a French producer from Lyon also presents his version in the dubstep style, but with a different look on it. We get more space and a bit of calm from Full Dub, just like Brain Damage, whose remix, in my opinion, is the best from the whole album – it might be due to vocal parts brilliantly fitted in ‘Pay Day’ remix. There are also heavy electronic versions by Bass Elevator, Missill and well-known dubhedz OnDubGround. To sum up – this album is a definition of the wide Bass Music movement!

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Mungo’s Hi-Fi – “Serious Time Remixes” pt. 2

Mungo’s Hi-Fi – “Serious Time Remixes” pt. 2

SCOBNET002_500Recently we’ve been writing about Mungo’s Hi-Fi remix album (http://dubmassive.org/en/9984/mungos-hi-fi-serious-time-remixes-pt-1/) and now here comes the second part. As with the first one we get well known tunes from “Serious Time” LP served in various styles and fashions – the “remix” term is treated seriously here. Bouncy vibes by DJ Vadim or Sekkle Sound, reggae groove in Stalawa’s “Bike Rider”, jungle madness by FLeCK. Electronic, bass, crazy beats – it’s all there, if you love various styles this energetic album is for you.

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Mungo’s Hi-Fi – “Serious Time Remixes” pt. 1

Mungo’s Hi-Fi – “Serious Time Remixes” pt. 1

SCOBNET001_500 If you like when remix is a brand new attempt to an original track and moves them to completely new style then you have to grab this album from Mungos Hi Fi. “Serious Time Remixes pt. 1” is serious remix madness, moving from drum’n’bass through digital dub to the electronic edge. All dub lovers – check Prince Fatty’s remix and an excellent version of “Jah say love” with Cornell Campbell – minimal but so tuff!

Available as digital download: http://www.scotchbonnet.net/shop/category.php?id_category=22

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Tour de Force – “Battle Cry Remixed”

Tour de Force – “Battle Cry Remixed”

COVER_BATTLECRYSeveral months after Tour de Force’s “Battle Cry” LP Dub-Stuy Records prepared a remix album, available soon as CD/Digital. And I must say that this is a “must have” item for lovers of all colours of dub and its impact on current electronic music. Listening to a remix of one title you are going from DJ Madd breaks to Double Tiger’s deep steppa; Dub Terminator serves you a dubstep flavour, while OnDubGround smashes you with electronic dub madness. Digital sounds of Naram, a reggae groove of Brain Damage or Dubmatix, club beats of Dub Gabriel and more, over 1 hour of good music. 15 tracks made by talented artists, gathered on one release, connected by idea of dub and remix – congratulation Dub-Stuy!

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Gentleman’s Dub Club – Fourty Four: The Remixes

Gentleman’s Dub Club – Fourty Four: The Remixes

REMIX_EP_RGB_V4A year after Gentleman’s Dub Club album „Fourty Four” we get EP with 5 remixes produced by the best dubheads. Those are amazing tunes, for a long time I didn’t have the feeling that the remix is better than the original. Any doubts could be resolved by “Forward” version made by Dubkasm, where DJ Stryda and Digistep used the heavy, dubstepi-like rhythm adding their own, unique steppers style. I’ve been very surprised by Dubmatix, his productions charmed me lately and here he also shows his best – he exposed the bass line in “Play this” and did it gorgeously, just like I’ve been listening to King Tubby. There also is our own Radikal Guru, who made “Riot” a heavyweight tune in Iration Steppas style. The next tune is a remix from DJ Madd, who smashes the dance floors with his dubstep versions and it’s the same this time. The last tune “Give it away” by Planas leaves us in the trance state. Very successful release!

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