With the recent launch of J:Kenzo’s label – Lion Charge – and the announcement from DJ Madd that he will also be launching a label called ‘Roots & Future’ it seems that there is a surge of appreciation and nostalgia being aimed at the massive amount of influence that dub-reggae played in the inception of the ‘foundation sound’ of dubstep. Not that it had gone away or anything, but with the evolution of the genre the influences became less explicit, and are also being taken from a vastly greater pool of musical styles.
Moonshine Recordings has also taken it upon themselves to pay homage to the dub in dubstep with their most recent catalog addition. Both DJ Madd (seems to be a pattern here with him lately) and TMSV have taken a legendary reggae song from the 80’s and injected their interpretation with modern-day production quality and weight. Both of these producers are dons in their own right, and Madd is my most respected producer within the dubstep framework – EVER. Both interpretations are top-notch with TMSV utilizing a more percussive approach with his bongos weaving in-and-out, and DJ Madd coming correct with a wall of pulsating bottom-end that could be felt from blocks away. If you were quick enough, you would have been able to grab the single-sided 10″ release of DJ Madd’s version a few weeks back, out to those that did (like me).
The release is set to drop on March 11th and will be available at all good record stores, in both vinyl and digital format. Don’t sleep!
This post was taken via a feature I published on my other blog at Sub.Mission Dubstep, I just wanted to get it out there for as much exposure as possible, so I’m re-blogging it here. It’s a seriously massive release so be sure not to sleep on it!
It drops March 11th.
You can pre-order it through Surus right now and if you purchase the vinyl, you get the digital copies for free! Killer deal, so support the scene and buy some good music 🙂 Link below…
I’ll catch you guys next time.