Monday, July 5, 2010
WWW, July 2010 - The recordings for this CRUCIAL EXCELLENT MASSIVE albums went all over the world before they were released to the online Reggae and DUB Massive: Hotdrop's "Ready" is yet another MASTERPIECE by the Spanish based Roots Rock Reggae band.
There's hardly a way to exxagerate positivity when it comes to this release by Hotdrop. The band plays the music in the original, orthodox way of recording everything on analogue equipment before it's voiced and dubbed.
Vocals, DUB Versions, vibes galore. We truly hope that Hotdrop is not "ready" in the sense that they won't release nothing anymore even though they're already having quite a few crucial releases on their name.
The French multi-instrumentalist himself sees this second episode as more of a foundation foor Roots and Culture singers where Episode One, he says in a French interview on the Net Label's album page, was more aimed at the Sound Systems.
Whatever the case, both Volume One and now Volume Two are more than great Dub Reggae Albums, filled with heartical vibes, massive Dubs, crucial Conga's (played by I-Tist), well played keyboards and -ofcourse- crucial Drum and Bass Lines!
This album was released under CreativeCommons Copyright, which means you can share it provided that the original zipfile is being offered without any change. Another aspect of the CC copyright is, that no money should be made and therefor this album is offered to you free of charge. For more specific information, look to the information in the archive. When you like the music, consider visiting the Net Label's website and donate some money or feedback.
WWW, July 2010 - Gary Dub, or Gary Clunk, or Gaetan Pastor was born in the French city of Metz in 1985. In the meantime, he has played with many of the better UK and EURODUB Sounds. In this 4-track EP we're getting to know him a little better, musically.
Gary's music is done in a special style which combines musical play with programming in a way that gives him a distinct sound within the wide spectrum of UK and EURO DUB. Even more, every track could be seen as representing yet another style, in a way.
"First Stage" is a more than nice introduction to the productional works of yet another French DUB producer, here to bless up the Online DUB Massive once again!
WWW, July 2010 - Just like Volume One, the second edition of Dub Disaster features two artists with several different mixes of one of their titles. This time, we meet the French INADUBSTATE and YINISH, who often asks himself who he is so it's up to us to find it out.
There's nothing wrong with Subsystem Parts one and two by Inadubstate: two massive stepper tunes that will definitely make you move and groove.
There's nothing wrong with Yinish either, other than that we don't know much about the artist who named himself after a game. His contribution "Hypothermic Dub" has a deep industrial vibe but you can hear clearly how the riddim is inspired by Reggae and especially Dub. Not for the Dub purists, but even they want to download DUB DISASTER VOLUME TWO because of the crucial Steppa by INADUBSTATE
WWW, July 2010 - Presented as a "Virtual Ten Inch", DUB DISASTER Volume One proved us with four dubs from two titles by two French producer collectives: OBF Sound and d'Incise aka YOUTHMAN STEPPA, not unfamiliar for Dubroom readers.
It's obvious that sounds like OBF work very close with their UK partners like Zion Train and French based Improvisators DUB: A massive steppers which will function as a crucial opener everytime.
Youthman Steppa's contribution to the Dub Disaster is definitely one of the most experimental the Dubroom has reviewed so far from the Dub producers. Sure, there is some Reggae foundation recognizable but this is more for the Dub Connoiseurs than for the Dub Massive.
WWW, July 2010 - Actually, Peace Unity Truth" is the title of a track, of which we can get the vocal with it's Dub version in this release on the 4WEED Net Label.
It's a massive track, both musically and lyrically. Unfortunately the vocals don't come out too strong but strong enough to get the message as it's given by our Polish DUB brethren.
The DUB is something that you really want to play after listening to the vocal part. It opens up with some very nice tension, only to go over in what can only be described as a DUB full of Niceness for DUB lovers like yours truly.
WWW, July 2010 - He started producing Dub music in 2004, heavily influenced by the local French sounds as well as UK DUB. In the meantime, INADUBSTATE is part of the French DUB scene and has some ( Net Label) releases on his name.
Mediaphonic is a collection of highly electronic sounds over deep Drum and Basslines which might go too far for some Dub and Reggae purists. Mixing-wize, the production leans as much towards digital technologies applied in contemporary Digital Dance music styles as it does to the more orthodox approach of DUB.
Interesting, to say the least!
WWW, July 2010 - In four tracks, we get ourselves familiar with the musical productions of the Italian based DUBZOIC band and the vocal works of UK based Sista Sara.
The four works on UNCEASINGLY fit very well in the style of digital Roots and DUB which is so strong all over the UK and the European continent. The fact that this is a work where studio's in Italy and the UK both have been involved can easily be recognized by the lover of the better Steppa's and other Reggae rhythms.
Pure niceness no one is able to afford not to have in his or her collection of the better DUB and (other) Reggae Music.