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Wrongtom meets The Ragga Twins – In Dub

‘In Dub’ is the new album of dub mixes by roots and reggae producer Wrongtom and Hackney’s veteran breakbeat/ jungle MC’s the Ragga Twins. Remixing tracks from their ‘In Time’ album, Wrongtom dissects and then rebuilds each track with a new lease of life. For those of you looking for a spaced out, dubbed out instrumentals, this is for you. Out now on Tru Thoughts, it’s a must for any dub, reggae fans.

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Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins – In Time

The new album from WrongTom and the legendary Ragga Twins is now available to pre-order. “In Time” takes the Twins back to their roots in dub and digital reggae, before they entered the world of rave and breakbeats.
As ever, WrongTom’s production is completely on point, hitting that authentic dancehall retro sound, without sounding like a cliched throw back. It sounds like Tom was making dancehall dub in the 80’s and has never stopped, and believe us you don’t want him to!
The album is released at the end of the month and is the perfect soundtrack to your summer, and winter and all year round. Pre-order it now via bandcamp and check out the video for the single “Bacchanal”.

 

WrongTom – Possessed EP

wrongtomWrongTom returns with a new EP, “Possessed EP”. Taking the Possessed rhythm and getting different vocalists to flex their styles over it. With the likes of Tippa Irie, Ragga Twins, Deemus J and more, this is digital dancehall dub, done in the best possible fashion.
Released on 12″ single and digital through Tru Thoughts, this is a must for all reggae fans.

The Herbaliser – There Were Seven (Remixes)

herbThe Herbaliser are back! Well kind of…following on from their 7th studio album, they have just released “There Were Seven – Remixes”.
The hip hop, funksters have let a whole load of established and up coming artists lose on their tracks, given them fresh remixes and re-jiggles. The remixes enlisted are an interesting bunch, ranging from straight up hip hop production from Soundsci (Ollie Teeba’s side project with Johnny Cuba) and dusty breaks from 2econd Class Citizen, to the tough electro sounds of Lopez, the return of DnB vet T-Power, although not making DnB here, to the dubbed out sounds from UK hip hop legend No Sleep Nigel, and a whole load of others making up the ground in between.
These remixes breath new life into the 2012 album, taking the tracks into new and different areas and realms. Released on the bands own Department H the album is out now and well worth you cash!

The Kemistry – Losing It

Check out the new single from The Kemistry, “Losing It”. The original version is a low-slung, jazzy, soulful afair, and very nice it is too. But really it’s all about the Alt Dub version remixed by Bare Beats. Taking the track further into the darkness, with it’s laid back, dubbed out wonky electronics. Part dub reggae, part soul, part jazz, part…well you get the picture. Download both versions for free HERE and check out the excellent video for Bare Beats version.

DJ Vadim – Depend On I (Dub Version)

The ever busy DJ Vadims latest project sees him dubbing it up with the new album, “The Dubcatcher” forthcoming on BBE Records.
According Vadim, “This is the first snippet from the forthcoming new album – Dubcatcher. Its part of a new series to show the different faces of me. So there will be a ‘Soulcatcher’, ‘Beatcatcher’ and ‘Rimecatcher’ to highlight the main facets of moi!”
Interesting movements are a foot for DJ Vadim, looking forward to all these releases. For now grab, “Depend On I” for free!

Benjamin One – The Clash EP

benoneBristol producer Benjamin One returns with a new ep on the Ghost Locust Music label. “The Clash” EP is a tasty mix of hip hop beats, electronic bass, and a large helping of dub.
Three tracks long, you can hear influences from electronica, future beats side of hip hop, dubstep, jungle and dub reggae. Lot’s of skippy hi-hats, heavy bass lines mixed with hard, crunching beats and dancehall vocal samples.
This marks a welcome return from Benjamin, and we hope there’s a whole lot more to come. Grab the EP from the Ghost Locust Music bandcamp site, and as ever, feel free to make a donation.

Riddim Fruit – Cloud Watching Vol 3

cloudDevon based label Riddim Fruit Records, release the third installment of their, “Cloud Watching” series.
“Cloud Watching” is music to kick back, relax, “gaze into the skies and feel the vibes”.
The tracks vary from the classic “trip hop” sound, electronica, laid back dub and more. All artists featured are part of the Riddim Fruit crew, Flywalker, Cut La Vis, Basement Freaks, to name but a few.
There’s something for all listeners hear, as long as you like to chill.
Check it out now and grab the name your price download via the Riddim Fruit Records bandcamp site.

Keep watching the skies!

WrongTom Meets Deemas J – In East London

First WrongTom Met Roots Manuva, now WrongTom Meets Deemas J and its only over In East London, cor blimey! Yes that’s right, my man WrongTom has released a brand new album of original tracks, not remixes, with long-term friend and collaborator Deemas J.
I’m sure I remember Deemas MCing to jungle at a Bacchus christmas party in Kingston back in the mid 90’s, but that’s another story.
This long anticipated along does not disappoint, it is classic reggae material from start to finish. If you like old digital sounds, 90’s dancehall, classic dub, you will love this, it’s a must for any reggae fan.
I’m honestly loving everything about this album, from the excellent Tony McDermott artwork, to Tom’s retro yet contemporary production, to Deemas’ top notch vocals. Vocally I can hear hints of Smiley Culture, Daddy Freddy, and Linton Kwesi Johnson in there, it’s amazing that the majority of the vocals were freestyles often done in one take! My knowledge of reggae production is slightly lacking, but this makes me think of classic Prince Jammy records, and the kind of rhythms you would have heard artists like Cutty Ranks toasting over back in the days.

Out now on Tru Thoughts, make sure you grab a copy and also check out the latest installment of the Tru Thoughts podcast, where WrongTom talks through “In East London”, playing track from the album and a selection of tunes that inspired the pair.
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