Dub Spencer & Trance Hill :: Live In Dub & The Victor Rice Remixes (Echo Beach)

If you are in search of new, groovy and piquant dub realms, then this is the album for you. This live output is also a great introduction to the band’s sound, style and spirit, and surely will make you want to investigate the rest of its discography.

“The bassline was so deep, you could feel the vibrations in Jamaica” (post-goa modernist knucklehead, Human Traffic, 1999). For some reason I thought about that line during one of the times I listened to Live In Dub & The Victor Rice Remixes, maybe because the music of Dub Spencer & Trance Hill is magnetizing and thundering, but at the same time also quirky and filled with a sense of playfulness, at times even cunningly amusing.

Influenced both by modern phenomenons such as Dub Trio and influential figures such as King Tubby and the legendary Jimi Hendrix, Switzerland-based band Dub Spencer & Trance Hill offers a shifty and fresh mix of deep dub vibrations and psychedelic rock, spiked with stirring electronics. Working as a close-knit unit, these guys have a sound that is tight, edgy and raw. After releasing five studio albums, they finally released a live recording that beautifully captured their energetic and uplifting spirit on stage. Live In Dub & The Victor Rice Remixes presents the band’s own original material, plus a few covers, and as the title suggests, the live performance is followed by a bunch of Victor Rice Remixes—an addition that provides a smooth, trippy and chilled out yet jumpy finish to the album. If you are in search of new, groovy and piquant dub realms, then this is the album for you. This live output is also a great introduction to the band’s sound, style and spirit, and surely will make you want to investigate the rest of its discography. For a full profile feature of the band read igloomag’s interview with Dub Spencer & Trance Hill’s drummer Julian Dillier.

Live In Dub & The Victor Rice Remixes is available on the band’s Webstore and all Amazon stores. [Release page on Echo Beach]

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