Think bass-heavy electro-dance with dub effects, Caribbean basslines, dirty chunky dark and heavy beats, some two-step influences. Think of a traditional-style Jamaican dub feel mixed with an intense take on tomorrow’s bass music. Perhaps think of a Warp record buried in the ground and being digged up a few months later to be put into the hands of Lee Scratch Perry.
We’re talking SubMachena here, a collaboration between Robin Taylor-Firth and Rawle Bruce. Taylor-Firth is perhaps best known for his work with Nightmares On Wax and they both been working together previously as Olive (“You’re Not Alone” anyone?). You probably won’t have heard much of them, because till now they stayed pretty much under the radar. But if you know your dubs, you will surely want to hear SubMachena.
Have a listen and enjoy.
While you’re on the SubMachena trail, don’t forget to check out their label Blancomusic’s blog. Besides the music you’ll find some interesting reads about the music industry, the music business and simply music 2.0. Makes you think.
Have a read and enjoy.
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Legendary dub reggae producer Scientist strolling through the studio with The Upsetters band to show how to mix a dub track.
The album dates from late last year, but surely the music heads straight for the future.
Transnational Dubstep is the first major compilation to document the fusion of dubstep and global roots music. The record pulls together some of the most exciting new producers in electronic music who are incorporating sounds from around the planet with the bass bin shaking thump of dubstep.
By utilizing influences from Cumbia to Balkan- Chinese to Indian- Middle Eastern to Japanese- the songs on this unique collection represent the cutting edge vanguard of a whole new electronic sub-genre that is ready to capture the ears and imaginations of listeners world-wide.
Transnational Dubstep is to be released on the 1st of february on Six Degrees Records. The tunes are handpicked by DJ UMB, editor and driving force behind the Generation Bass blog. From what we’ve already heard of it, it’s gonna be killer. Have a taster below.
Asian Dub Foundation performing Dhol Rinse live during their Enemy of the Enemy Tour.