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Moonshine Steppas – “Inna Zion”

Moonshine Steppas – “Inna Zion”

mss003_frontIt’s been 4 years since the last Moonshine Steppas’ big release with top-a-top artists (http://dubmassive.org/4161/dubowa-kolaboracja-moonshine-steppas). But the joined forces of  Moonshine Recordings and Steppas Records returns with another great release. We get the track “Inna Zion”, created by Vibration Lab with roots legend Linval Thompson, in several different flavours. The concept is quite interesting – each artist first presents a dub version and the a remix. The original one is a nice and moody reggae tune, stressed mainly in the middle part – melodic key chords guide us the whole time. Then Dub Dynasty shifts it into a hypnotizing, earthshaking steppers in their unique and recognisable style. On the B side the musical journey begins with RSD, who turns into more raw drum&bass vibe with massive horns snippets. Finally Jstar presents heavy digital vibes inna dubstep flavour with nice synth part.

I guess I don’t have to mention about low frequencies – you know what to expect from these artists and you can turn up the subwoofers before listening.

Links:

http://steppas.com/

https://moonshinerecordings.bandcamp.com/

Posted by yarecki in Recenzje
ZamZam Sounds presents two 7” with deep dub

ZamZam Sounds presents two 7” with deep dub

zam26_1200pixw ZamZam Sounds presents two new 7” with deep dub music. The first one comes from Rob Smith aka RSD, who puts his own style of warm bass, syncopated drums and a lot of ornaments and effects into two tracks – “World Hungry” and “Dub Pride”. Both of them cannot be easily qualified, which is their power – you hear so many different flavours here, all connected by hypnotising beat.

The second one contains “Crucify Me” (with a dub version) by Heights & Worship (Ras Heights of Ital Sound System, and Rob Paine of Worship Recordings and Solomonic Sound). This one drop riddim is fat, a little bit psychedelic, with dense atmosphere and a great vocal part by Carlton Livingston.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZamZam-Sounds/341150589257161

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Two 7” from Destroy All Concepts – a dub mixture of urban sounds

Two 7” from Destroy All Concepts – a dub mixture of urban sounds

dac19 labelDestroy All Concepts, a label maintained by Dub Gabriel, presents itself as a cross-cultural home of an exploration of music and artists’ collaboration. Two new 7” releases are a great proof of the above description. The first one (“Kulture”) takes us to the jungle sounds of Brooklyn. Brooklyn Jungle Soundsystem, formed in the late 90s by Dr. Israel, gives us a nice mixture of jungle and dub with so good, uplifting lyrics – at least for me, because sometimes this crazy world looks like there is still not enough words about knowing yourself and understanding others, about harmony. On the flip side the tempo is slowed down by Dubmatix, who put his light, spatial dub sound to the mix. Both sides I listen with a great pleasure and the lyric still resonates in my head.

DAC20 WAXThe second release is also cross-genre. Here Dub Gabriel’s pumping club, raggabass sounds are voiced by an artist with appropriate skills for such sounds – Ranking Joe – who sings about freedom fighters. The B side contains dub version prepared by RSD aka Rob Smith and here the rhythm is more broken.

Links:

http://destroyallconcepts.com

http://dubgabriel.bandcamp.com

www.soundcloud.com/destroy-all-concepts













Posted by yarecki in Recenzje