General P.D.C – Amazon Dub [NB002]

New release on Notte Brigante, the label, radio and party from Lyon, run by HLM38 aka Julien Viallet. This is the second release from the label and comes with a track by Julien’s new project General P.D.C, with a remix from Beesmunt Soundsystem one the B-side. It’s about dubby/tribal vibes, with some 90’s UK breakbeat in it.

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General P.D.C – Amazon Dub [NB002]

Mystica Tribe – Love Is All Right [SOLAR10]

Solar Phenomena continues with a new one release from Mystica Tribe – the musical alias of Tokyo-based producer, Taka Noda. Here he draws on everything from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues and will always freak you out with his unusual sounds. This excellently absorbing EP starts with Love Is All Right, a fusion of Asian percussion and reggae drums that is high tempo and funky. The bright steelpan sounds offset the razor sharp percussion and make for a sunny dub that will get any crowd going. The same fusion vibes continues but in more blissed out and slow motion fashion on ‘Lawn Track’, the beautiful cosmic psyche-out that is ‘Ash’ and supple space journey that is ‘Voyage’ with its intoxicating melodies and loose, tumbling percussion. This is unusual but essential music from an exclusive talent.

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Mystica Tribe – Love Is All Right [SOLAR10]

VA – Jura Soundsystem Presents Transmission One [ISLELP003]

The first in a series of compilations by Jura Soundsystem is a blend of Dub, Ambient, Downtempo, Boogie and Proto House with a focus on music never before released on Vinyl, sought after out of print titles and some special versions edited specifically for the album. The intention with this project was to delve deeper into the reissue pond and unearth some lesser known tracks and artists. Highlights include Smackos (AKA Legowelt) Ambient epic ‘We Can Watch Alf In The Hotel Room’, never before released on Vinyl, the Dub / Psych hybrid of Minus Group’s ‘Black Shadow’, Kash’s sought after ‘Percussion Sundance’ and special edits of Ken Dang and Tabou Combo. The end of the album includes some soothing Ambient tools.

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VA – Jura Soundsystem Presents Transmission One [ISLELP003]

Out 2 – Showcase [ERS035]

Jeremy Campbell and R. Zanzibar return as Out 2 with their debut full length, Showcase. Following their recent Moving EP, the duo expand their mix of New York off-kilter pop lyrical poetics riding over percussive desk-dub funk grooves.

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Out 2 – Showcase [ERS035]

Mystica Tribe – Island Oasis [SSDB001]

Mystica Tribe is the musical alias of Tokyo-based producer, Taka Noda. Drawing on a wide range of influences from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues Mystica Tribe has quickly been developing a very distinctive sound that exists in a weird, freaked out zone between dub and techno. Noda is especially interested in deep, psychedelic music, and this is reflected in his productions, which are equally suited for late night listening sessions or bent, broken in dancefloors. Now he heads over to Canadian label Silent Season for his debut album, capitalising on his emergent career in the field of dub-influenced downtempo with his most complete artistic statement to date. From the spacious stalk of ”On The Lookout” to the edgy piano delay of ”Peek-a-Boo”, this is the work of a man who has immersed himself in the tradition of classic dub music, but not at the expense of bringing things up to date. The loose, live and natural feel of the album is testament to Noda’s skills in the production department, not to mention his instinct for a killer sub-heavy rhythm.

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Mystica Tribe – Island Oasis [SSDB001]

Alek Lee – Sfarot EP [ATN034]

In a very “fourth world” manner, Alek Lee brings together middle-eastern influences in his music with ease and without ever having it sounding cliché: on Harabait and Sfarot (and its dub version), his friends and him play the violin, the bass clarinet and the accordion in a way which reminds of Klezmer music, putting the three songs on the EP in line with both his musical education and his cultural background.

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Alek Lee – Sfarot EP [ATN034]

Suspensivos Inflamables – Nube Psico Dub LP [COS003LP]

Hailing from Buenos Aires, like a massive tentacular burst of lightning, electrifying everything and everybody along their way, Suspensivos Inflamables since 2001, have been blasting stages and danceoors across south america with unprecedented sonic and ultra sonic power. Flowing unobstructed between lavish dubs and feverish psych punk rock, this 8 member ensemble performs live submerged on a visual lysergic orgy of self designed animations and video footage projected onto themselves. In the same fashion, this LP was recorded live in studio at Odisea Records, Buenos Aires, on several memorable sessions.

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Suspensivos Inflamables – Nube Psico Dub LP [COS003LP]

Tapper Zukie / The Warriors – Visions Of Love / Love Dream [SRE010]

Reissue of this super rare 12inch from the legendary Tapper Zukie. ‘Visions Of Love’ is a vocal lead groove fest, with bumping bass lines and throwback house beats, whilst the B-side lays out a dubbier version of the original. Proper floor filler material here.

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Tapper Zukie / The Warriors – Visions Of Love / Love Dream [SRE010]

Live Island – King [ADHD001]

Born from the depths of a basement show and raised on the hallowed, unrelenting beauty of the Kentucky countryside, the artist known as Live Island proves not all hope is lost in world. In fact: just the opposite. “King” is effective music for a disaffected people; transmitted by the Philosopher King guiding us into the coming Ice Age. Harboring hope with its timeless synthetic beauty, “King” promises only the shift in perspective you’ll need to survive what’s to come. Its sibling, the “Home Dub”, is an etude of broken minimalism, born of dank basements but not alien to the terrains of the dance floor.

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Live Island – King [ADHD001]

Mark Ernestus meets Ben Zabo – Wari Wo Dubwise [GBEP002]

Cover art - Mark Ernestus meets Ben Zabo: Wari Wo Dubwise

The debut release by Glitterbeat Records is a limited edition 12 inch with two dubbed-up remixes by electronic music explorer, Mark Ernestus. The tracks are pulled from Glitterbeat artist, Ben Zabos self-titled and highly touted, 2012 debut album of frenetic, Malian Afro-rock.

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Mark Ernestus meets Ben Zabo – Wari Wo Dubwise [GBEP002]

Kambo Super Sound / Don Papa ‎– Kambo Dub Station / Dans Hall Dub [AMFIBIA013]

Cover art - Kambo Super Sound: Kambo Dub Station

Third edition of Sex Tags Amfibia’s annual 7inch split features digi-dubbed, ultra heavy and solid bass prods outta Moss Norway. Kambo Super Sound with serious steppa dub action on the A. On B a dance-hall-dubbed track from Don Papa’s archive suitable for toasting as well as heavy car stereos.

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Kambo Super Sound / Don Papa ‎– Kambo Dub Station / Dans Hall Dub [AMFIBIA013]

Grenier – Say Something / Here Come The Dark Lights [PPRO17VS]

Grenier aka DJG production style is richly melodic and emotive while full of groove and energy. Recognised early on for a more dubwise sound, Grenier’s recent productions have revealed an evolution in his music, getting deeper into bass-heavy, tech-drenched, soulful tracks.  Say Something and Here Come The Dark Lights are two soulful syncopated grooves that retain the bass driven momentum of Grenier’s dubstep roots and display a 90’s tech influence.

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Grenier – Say Something / Here Come The Dark Lights [PPRO17VS]

Shackleton – Music For The Quiet Hour / Music For The Quiet Heart [SEPTICCD001]

Cover art - Shackleton: Music For The Quiet Hour / Music For The Quiet Heart

It’s entirely typical of a revered producer such as former Skull Disco boss Shackleton that some new material from the Berlin based producer should arrive without the necessity for PR fanfare that far too many musicians require. It’s even more typical of Shackleton that Music For The Quiet Hour is just so damn epic in scale and execution. Whilst this digital version doesn’t convey the full brilliance of Zeke Clough’s artistic contribution in the manner the vinyl or CD versions do, it does allow you to focus fully on the music. Largely formed of mesmerizing material produced on an Italian drawbar organ module the producer has been experimenting with for the best part of two years, theses 16 tracks are bristling with the sort of all consuming basslines and unique percussive melodies that Shackleton has made his own and true fans need little more reason to indulge.

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Shackleton – Music For The Quiet Hour / Music For The Quiet Heart [SEPTICCD001]