Wicked Dub Division & Michela Grena – “Dub Drops”

dubdrops_coverWe get an amazing, so mystical release from Italians – in 2014 a cooperation between Wicked Dub Division (live dub) and Michela Grena took place, what resulted in “Dub Drops”. All of them are veterans of Italian dub scene, WDD has been working since 10 years and they have a lot of both vinyl releases and free, netlabel ones. Michela used to sing in well known band BR Stylers. The album consists of 10 tracks, where dub is the foundation, sometimes in a minimal style, sometimes more dark, but always with a solid bass and conscious lyrics passed by beautiful Michela’s voice. Every tune is a solid dub, but “New Slavery” can be a showcase of their style – both brilliant words and music creates amazing vibe, moving into jazz world in the dub version. In many moments this releases reminds me Ragana (http://dubmassive.org/1181/ragana-a-long-delay-ago/) and makes me sad, that they are no longer active. I wish WDD and Michele to give us more such good albums – never enough of live dub!



PS. One of their tracks can be heard on PAP017/Paproota Dub Compilation Vol. 4 – http://pl.paproota.org/?page_id=739