The sound of dub is a favorite on the dancefloor and sofa alike these days. Everyone loves the “eased out vibe” of dub in its various forms. The first issue of the Best Seven compilation series “Dub Infusions 1989-1999″ (SBCD0001/SB7003) was focused on a decade in which the relaxed groove with its warm basslines established itself as a standard musical feeling. We now present the sequel “More Dub Infusions”, more or less a snapshot of the present day “dub” situation.
The boundaries of rhythmic formats were shoved aside: dub is a vibe thing, you know? And as such “More Dub Infusions” shows the versatility of a mood. A mood which strikes both Detroit producers such as Recloose as well as UK Hip Hop heads, like the mighty Roots Manuva. You will find the vibe in Bigga Bush’s fantastic remix of Swayzak’s “Illegal” or in Novak Projects “Testament”. Berlin’s very own Rhythm & Sound featuring the old reggae crooner Cornell Campell and their track “King In My Empire” demonstrate this mood, as much as the legendary American beat-poet William S. Burroughs, who collaborated with the movie director Gus Van Sant on the recording of the track “Millions of Images” on a somewhat different contribution to the dub excursion.
“More Dub Infusions” again proofs the versatility and timelessness of dub music. “Light’em up before you gogo!”
“More Dub Infusions” was compiled by Berlin based DJ and music journalist Daniel Haaksman for Sonar Kollektiv’s dancehall, dub and reggae influenced sub label Best Seven Records (run by Daniel W. Best).
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