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Dub FX – Thinking Clear LP

Dub FX brings us elements of Drum and Bass, Dub, Reggae and Breaks on the Thinking Clear LP. There’s much variation on this album, something for everyone.  I’ve only felt the need to pull out a few, possibly because I can’t get anywhere else on the album for listening to ‘Where I belong’ on repeat. Album can be listened to here >>> Preview

Buy – Thinking Clear LP

Dub FX – Birds and the Bees

A steaming piece which frantically squeezes in almost all elements of Drum and Bass. This’ll be alright for some but might rub wanting a more sustained journey into style the wrong way. For me this track shines at 3 mins 😉

Dub FX – Road to Babylon

Dancehall / Drum and Bass fusion, injected with pure fire and doses of jazz in places.

Dub FX – Heatwave

Pacy Dub piece, featuring some strong horn and brass action.

Dub FX – Unwind

Hip-Hop beatbox driven, jazz piano piece which is wistful with latent strings working the back.

Dub FX – Where I belong

Soulful Jazz vibes drench the initial stages of this special piece, which switches nicly in the mix for a choppy little include.

Conrank – Ma Fan

Conrank brings some heavy steppers and classy sample work on his new Ma Fan LP. Entry track, Tongues is a strong stepping dub, with some clever little bongo work and scattered vocal chop work. Buy > http://saturaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/conrank-ma-fan-strtep040

From the cheeky side of the album comes ‘Problems’, seeking to push the rhythms into a 4th Dimension. Further into the end of the album Conrank seeks to push bended soundscapes even further, with the sounds of Tech Ft. Mad Zach, madness on this one. Also check the Mad Zach remix of Jetlaggin for further cerebral challenges.

Floor dominators like JetLaggin with its strong synth brass and Beat the Block (An SoS favourite), with its relentlessly ripping synth bassline will play their part on the dancefloor. Finally a mention should go to the variation in production for Exhale Therapy which is packed to the brim with DJ Shadow led samples, all underpinned by Conranks deep drum work.