Fresh Poulp Records brings us the second volume of their Dub Tentacles compilation. Volume 1 was already a highly enjoyable trip trough the many worlds of dub, gathering 13 artists from different cultures.
For this Volume 2, Fresh Poulp stays a bit closer to home. The spotlights are on French Dub, with a few excursions to China, Greece, Belgium, Spain and Argentina. Still, with tunes ranging from reggae roots through electrodub to dubstep, there’s plenty of diversity and you will find dubs for every taste.
The quality of this second volume is high from start to end. So it’s hard to single out one or two stand-out tracks. But we surely were surprised by Volfoniq’s “Skango Dos”. Accompanied by Federico de Gennaro, Volfoniq delivers a spectacular fusion of tango and ska. “Skango Dos” grabs you from the very first seconds with a very atypical mix of styles. And they keep you listening untill the very last notes. These are drenched in reverb, which adds an extra dub feel to an already classy tune.
All in all a very nice compilation and once again a Fresh Poulp release that you can download for free.