Monday, May 31, 2010
WWW, May 2010 - From the Net Label ORIGINAL DUB GATHERING that provides the online (DUB) Reggae community with several more than crucial releases, with massive music played by the Label's house band, vocalists and Dub engineers to bless up the Steppers riddim: Here is LOLA!
In four different mixes, we're being introduced to the Lola riddim by the French Roots Reggae Dub band Ondubground. It's a massive, solid and still highly danceable Steppers riddim which is voiced and mixed as skillful as the riddim is played (and recorded).
Two mixes were featured in Radio Dubroom's very first episode in this year: a thing which is very likely to happen several times in the future as well, since it's one of ODG's most crucial releases of the year thus far!
WWW, May 2010 - Fifteen acts, one Dub engineer: in this September 2009 release from ORIGINAL DUB GATHERING, Redi (Ruhdy) takes us on a journey into Dub Space inspired by the movies "Star Wars".
Dub Wars is definitely not full of war vibes, quite contrary to the suggestion given by the title. It's not full of energetic steppers at warp speed either, but rather filled with -for example- milder versions of the relatively new Dub derivate called DubStep.
Next to these DubStep tunes, we're also treated to a couple of relaxed DigiDubs where the French vibes definitely come through. French Dub is a sister style of UK Dub, but the differences are there, perfectly captured in this Dub Wars compilation.
Because all the tracks are processed by one Dub engineer, another very interesting aspect about Dub Wars is the fact that somehow all the fifteen acts get a sound which radiates throughout the entire album. In a way, this is not a compilation but an album by Dub engineer Redi, or Rhudy if you prefer...
Conclusion: Dub Wars has not so much to do with war, but rather with peace. Peaceful vibes from a French Dub engineer who definitely knows what he's doing: spreading good vibes where that is so much needed!