Post Tagged with: "Reggae"

Radioactive Man :: Dub Vault Volume 2 (UNA Sound)

A properly excellent twist on the genre for fans of old and new dub sounds. There are few producers who can effortlessly pick 10 year-old tracks from their unreleased back catalog yet still sound fresh and bang up date. Keith Tenniswood (aka Radioactive Man) is such a producer and it helps that Keith has been seemingly ever present on the […]

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Lokom :: Sweet Home and Gasoline (Kaometry)

An engrossing and screeching cacophony of percussive annihilation for ear, mind and foot. Bridging the void between erratic drum’n bass and melodic/breakcore glitch, gaming elements also breath life through swaths of decomposed electronic debris. Brisk and frantic emotions merge and submerge, broken up by flickering bleeps and scattered low end. “Curing Some Old Trouble” does […]

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Ulrich Troyer meets Georg Blaschke :: Somatic Soundtracks (4bit)

The results “form a symbiotic unit” of sound, movement and space. Somatic Soundtracks reworks scores composed for choreographer Georg Blaschke during the period 2010—12. Ulrich Troyer explains that this music is the result of such close collaboration (as seen, Blaschke gets double billing despite not appearing on the ablum) that the results “form a symbiotic unit” of sound, […]

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Nightmares on Wax :: N.O.W. Is The Time (Warp)

Recommended if you wish to complete your N.O.W. collection, but also if you’re looking for soulful hip-hop to kick back to. George Evelyn, or Nightmares on Wax as most people know him by, is regarded by many as one of UK hip-hop’s most influential artists of all time. At the dawn of the nineties, his […]

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Dubblestandart :: In Dub (Echo Beach)

Already versioned a dozen or so times, one more this good is more than welcome. A big, muscular collection, a capital city on this year’s dub map. With Dubblestandart, the heart of peace, love and understanding beats strong in the centre of a continent growing cold and spasmatic with neo-fascism. The Viennese duo of Paul Zasky […]

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A Tribe Called Red :: Nation II Nation (Pirates Blend)

A personal and cultural statement that unashamedly stands on the shoulders of what came before. Ottawa, Ontario outfit A Tribe Called Red return with a second album of Native American stylings set to thoroughly modern bass heavy foot-moving music, drawing influences from dubstep, trap and other such journalistic classifications. This DJ/producer crew are made up […]

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Hans Nieswandt :: Hildegard Knef – Remixed 12 Versions (Bureau B)

Knef has a dark, occasionally faltering voice, but that doesn’t prevent it from bopping along to pop as innocent as a daytime TV margarine commercial or sounding “right” sailing along with breezy strings. As a singer, Hildegard Knef was a kind of grown-up, German counterpart to the French yé-yé girls svengali’d into stardom by Serge […]

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DUB TRANSMISSIONS :: Dub Spencer & Trance Hill

A living, breathing and kicking monster of groove, Dub Spencer & Trance Hill offers an irresistible blend of heavy, spacey dub movements and psychedelic rock, spiced with just the right dose of slinky electronics. They have been tearing up clubs in Europe since 2006, and after releasing 5 studio albums are now celebrating their first […]

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Soulacybin :: Learning Through Dreams EP (Herb)

As dub, reggae and a plumb of smoke fades into and out of site, these pieces of glitched-out manipulations offer more in terms of tranquilized phases of light, pulses of sound and pictures of the now. [Release page] John LaBoone (aka Soulacybin) adheres to a chilled dynamic of instrumental dubs—filled with early Orb splinters, ambient […]

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Quanta :: Overflow EP (Enig’matik)

Smoldering bass, trudging beats, spaced lyrical blurbs and precision mastering of low-end frequencies are perhaps Quanta’s finest points. [Release page] Turning more towards dub than its darker step-brother, Quanta (aka 18-yr musical veteran Shane Harris) is the latest signing for Australia’s Enig’matik, an imprint that has steadily nurtured its bass in many a form and […]

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Chinese Man :: Remix with the Sun (Chinese Man)

Chinese Man is a French trio at its core that prioritizes dub, ragga and hip-hop, but that’s just the box out of which they burst. With their eclectic cinematic tastes, they manage to create a new kind of showcase—beat making as three-ring circus with go-go dancers, Arab orchestras and old-time preaching. With its full-length debut […]

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Tropa :: Weight Of The World EP (Self-Released)

As Tropa reconfigures his audio machines and software, it’s becoming more apparent that he’s capable of propelling himself further into the past in order to replant electronica’s lost seeds. Tropa switches gears for this self-released three tracker. Having pulled off a solid venture with Outside Recordings on Love, Songs, and Alibis, Weight Of The World […]

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