Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A crucial Roots Reggae track, with skilled vocal works and a righteous message, this track cannot miss in your collection of High Quality free and legal (DUB) Reggae Music!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A precious gift it is, indeed. There is no reason for anyone to consider the fact that this free Net Album was released under Creative Commons Copyright to be a sign of a low quality contents. This is a sign of life from a very vibefull Italian DUB Community which cannot be refused or even denied.
The fifteen different names range from the more well known names in Dub land like the Alambic Conspiracy, Dub Engine and Wicked Dub Division to artists like Cultural Sound System of whom not so much material is released via the Net Label channels. A Serious selection fe true, we're speaking about stricktly High Quality Low Bass Roots Reggae, showcase style.
Even though this is extremely difficult to choose, nevertheless, two highlights.
Voiced by Idren Natural, "No More War" by Cultural Sound System is a hard hitting Steppers track. The vocal part is actually a discomix and the Dub is superb. This is the kind of tune you want to listen to again and again, both for the message and the music
Another hard hitting Steppers which stands out is "Hunger/Hunger Dub" by Dub Shiloh. The track starts of with sounds, after which the up-tempo drum and bass line pop in the mix. The first mix might be kind of crucial, the second mix (officially entitled Hunger Dub) really is. This one will keep you jumping all the while, especially with some better speakers.
All in all, Italian DUB Community Showcase 3 was more than worth the wait, the anticipations were not in vain. There's unity and cooperation in this community, no partiality and no competition.
This is a serious selection of some heavy-duty, heavyweight Euro Dub and Roots you just cannot refuse!
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.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The outstanding work on The Missing DUB Versions is not just found in the incredible riddims that serve as the foundation found on this album. It's equally, perhaps even more, in the art of DUB mixing applied. Most of the things are done in a stricktly old skool tradition of analogue effects and mixing board. Remarkable, when you realize that most of the work was done during the last three years.
Even more remarkable is the fact that according to the conspirators themselves, none of these tracks were ever intended for release. Why that would be, is a question to most: even for the collective themselves. It's truly a very interesting exposition of old skool methodology on new skool Euro and UK Roots Reggae riddims.
From the top to the very last drop, the album continues to have this special vibe. Given the fact that the tracks were recorded by a variety of musicians and studio's, a noteworthy point. The Alambic Conspiracy knows who to mix their DUB and this album will show it to every self respecting lover of the better contemporary DUB.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Unfortunately, In Transe does only contain three tracks. These three tracks all have their own specific vibe and style even though everything is undoubtly coming from the same producer. From the magnificent opening track to the heartically voiced middle one to the more Dubstep orientated closing tune, this is more than interesting to listen to.