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
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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.
Four delicious twists on Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore. Thought the Ed Solo mix was going to get the kudos here but the Hooves Remix just smashed it. Love the bassline. Definitely going to be the mix for a transition to DnB. Buy > http://apple.co/1QeTAW0
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (One Drop Mix)
Janaka Selekta brings the good vibes on this Reggae piece. Laced with a cheeky trumpet underpinned by low down rumbling a bassline and some nice Dub feel reverb and Echo
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Ragga DnB Mix)
Brings a Drum and Bass step to the original. Keeping it close in feel to the original before breaking in. Maintaining that cheeky sound Janaka Selekta places in a subtle ripping synth and playful synth line.
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Ed Solo & Stickybuds Remix)
Ed Solo and Stickybuds take to remix duties. Rushing in with a strong snare line but maintaining to the original vibes before breaking in with a deep rolling take on the original baseline. On the second break the remix duo up the rush and head into further elaboration on the bassline
Janaka Selekta – Good Vibes ft. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Hooves Remix)
The Hooves remix kicks at the original speed before making a big old switch into a deliciously thick treacly bassline. The cheeky aspect is there again with some steel-drum-esque (?!!) synth work.