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Roots Factory  ft. Obajah, Afrikan Simba, Hornsman Coyote,  Dub Movement (12”)

Roots Factory ft. Obajah, Afrikan Simba, Hornsman Coyote, Dub Movement (12”)

promo_pictureRoots Factory label has presented us their second release. A Brazilian producer – Dub Movement – created a really lively rhythm that reminds King Shiloh’ productions. In the first vocal version you can hear unappreciated, but very talented Obajah, who in “High Meditation” shows, that he should sail in wide soundsystem scene waters – he chats-sings with an amazing lightness, perfectly fitting the rhythm. The second vocalist, who faced the “Movement Riddim”, is Afrikan Simba himself – a legendary man coming from Nigeria, who plays alongside Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti, Blackboard Jungle, Channel One and has recorded for Reality Shock or Jah Warrior. In his lyrics he calls all of the people to unite, stop fussing and fighting – it sounds really energetic in conjunction with the music. The B side starts from an amazing version with Horseman Coyote’s contribution – the thing he does with the trombone is unspeakable. The last tune is a dub version from Bigadier JC, who literally juices the rhythm with heavy bass and all of the efects!

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/rootsfactory

Below a few words about the album from Stryda, and the music of course!

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Skank Lab #3 – Dawa Hi Fi/Weeding Dub (12”)

Skank Lab #3 – Dawa Hi Fi/Weeding Dub (12”)

27b09a8d05900949328eacd0349e8194Once again our musical journey leads to France, this time due to a sound laboratory Skank Lab – an initiative promoting French dub artists, where they confront two chosen dubheads. The A side of their newest laboratory experiment is “Bad Boyz In The Street” produced by Dawa Hi Fi, but mixed and dubbed by Weeding Dub. On the B side roles are inverted – “Mass Mental” by Weeding Dub is mixed and dubbed by Dawa Hi Fi. Musically we get essence of French dub – both artists know how to make massive steppers!

PS. This one is the 3rd piece of amazing musical meetings. Previous releases includes collaboration of Full Dub & OnDubGround and Mahom & Panda Dub.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skank-Lab/179492365557881

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Mad Codiouf – “Polska / Koolios” (12”)

Mad Codiouf – “Polska / Koolios” (12”)

fb-digipirate-mad-codiouf-skanky-yardDigipirate label is back with a bang, due to a Belgian producer Mad Codiouf who embeds his works in Iration Steppas’ style – that is really powerful bass and a heavy atmosphere. His productions were released recently by netlabel Maree Bass (‘Militant Art Of Dub) and the lack of releases on vinyl was surpsising, fortunately Digipirate rewards us with a surplus.

The album contains 2 track + dub mixes. The first one has a little surprising title “Polska” (Poland)   – I guess that the inspiration was Mad Codiouf’s visit with OBF sound system in our country. The tune itself is amazing, heavy dub steppers, which, together with the version, should be played on every session about 3-4 AM. “Koolios” is a dark roller, that slowly crushes with its heavy atmosphere, while the dub version plays with effects in masterly style. It is worth mentioning that Mad Codiouf’s productions for a long time were played by OBF as dubplates, smashing system rooms. Without a doubt, a “must have” for every maniac of heavyweight dubwise style!!!

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/digipirate

https://soundcloud.com/codiouf





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Moonshine Recordings with two 12”

Moonshine Recordings with two 12”

ms015 artworkMoonshine Recordings label has just presented us their two fresh releases: Madplate Sound – a modern approach to the steppers style and Jacky Murda&Tuffist – Mikal Rose and Levi Roots in a dubstep sauce.

Bristol-based Madplate Sound on his debut 12” is vocally supported by Dan from Imperial Sound Army and Violinbwoy with a remix/dub version, which adds an amazing flavour to the production. Definitely this 12” gives energy in this running world, besides the second release acts the same – we hear influences of dubstep and drum&bass. On the flip side a jungle version waits on us and surely it will conquer a lot of dancefloors.

Links:

MS016 artworkhttp://www.facebook.com/Moonshine.Rec

http://moonshinerecordings.bandcamp.com/





 

Cool Me Off by Jacky Murda & Tuffist ft Levi Roots & Mikal Rose

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