repress 2018 .. with the benefit of almost zero british press attention, clubroots selftitled debut cd gained quite a cult following last year, with plenty of enthused chat on message boards like dubstep forum, while both mary anne hobbs and rob booth commissioned clubroot mixes for their respective (and much respected) radio shows. his sound is often compared favourably with burials more atmospheric sequences, and with a similar air of annonymity characterising his public (non) profile, he seems already to be attracting an audience who betray a certain obsessiveness in their listening habits
ltd 2018 repress, returning to the lodubs imprint, egoless brings 3 tunes that showcase his signature reggae centric garage, bass and drum rhythms, and tribal drum driven dubstep. includes “before dub , “woodpecker’s groove , and “the day after the riot
lodubs sublabel special request brings this fresh plate from jaybird. the main cut on this 12 inch is a heavy tune with a serious 808 workout. 6blocc also steps in for a huge remix on flip. expect big bass, high energy synth work, and a great dancefloor response. download code included!
midlands (uk) based trio with roots in d&b & metal adds minimal techno to dubstep & constructed some of the more intricate steppers to be pushed out of a sub. a leans towards the ltj bukem side, b moves in slightly darker direction with old skool rhythms.
cd of this release included.
one of the great aspects of the endlessly varying bass music soundwave is the way it seems able, even compelled, to fuse antecedant styles and genres to itself. in the most innovative hands, influences from last month are absorbed and reworked as smoothly as those from last century, and creativity sparks brightest when the marriage of form and function takes place beyond recognised boundaries? and it?s from that unrestricted zone that uk producer o-dessa emerges. opening with an initial resemblance in sound to the same plaintive blue air of burial, as these tracks resonate deeper in the mind, it becomes clear that this sonic affinity is merely a veil beneath which a new heart beats. the rhythms lurking below the bassline in ?deeper? are like some undiscovered amalgam of old skool hardcore and something you might hear on the latest dirty south mixtape, which somehow manage to defy sense and co-exist in a driving and breathtaking way. mournful mariachi horns and a plunging dub bassline intermingle in a desolate approximation of sergio leone?s western soundtracks, while reedy flutes and distant female voices build a swirling vapour through which skittering woodblocks and metallic ticks raise an anxious sense of motion. anchored by a vast, cone-melting sub-bass undertow, ?deeper? s treasures are buried well below the surface. the juxtapositional subtle-tear-out nature of o-dessa?s production is even more apparent in ?million dollarz?, which reveals itself in stages to be a gradual descent into layers of tweaked amen breaks, but with a grandeur unlike anything previously heard, even though that drum pattern has already been chopped countless ways over the years. it?s not until midway through its five-and-a-half minutes that the famous phased snares rise from the dense banks of atmospherics, but when they do, a moment of blurred euphoria hits and the tune bursts into colourful life. this 12¬ is the first broadcast of many more to come from o-dessa, as - like many have in their own way before and still more strive to do so now - he embarks on his individual journey in the continual reinvention of bass music. instant thrill junkies won?t find their fix in these grooves, but followers of the path less travelled will recognise many signs pointing the way to a rich future.
the title track along with my kingdom come via the full-length album iii-mmxii and also comes with a special previously unreleased track deep in thought. another great slab of heady music from the lodubs group. includes download code.
split 12 inch from mad decent & lodubs featuring the swarms atmospheric and restrained dubstep remix of diplos go on one side and the future funk meets dubstep track bounce from 6blocc which is full of efx, big bass drops and pop & lock friendly grooves.
strangely enough, if you want to get much of the bass music coming out of venezuela, you have to go to japan, and the primary source once there would be murder channel, a long running club night, which has played host to artists as diverse as melt banana to goth trad, and also a label, based in tokyo. amongst the releases featuring venezuelan artists, like the cardopusher full length >unity means power< came the pacheko/dj 100mado collab cd, which was released near the end of 2009. lodubs, having a long running relationship with both the vz and jp cultures, has taken up the charge to spread a bit of this material in the other hemisphere.
unlike a lot of peak time, big drop dubstep tunes, the drums on both clack & block are not secondary to big wobbles. & are pushed out of the woofer like some entirely new structure, somewhere between the break, the 2, & the dubstep.
atmosphere. in a sense, it is the spirit inherit within all great music. it can belong to the most brash banger as much as the most subdued soundscape. it is this element, on each side of the coin, that piques alls attention once it hits the soundsystem. it is thus, quite mysterious when subtlety becomes, through its atmosphere, as overwhelming of an element as one could imagine, on ether side of the coin.
cd of audio included with the first 400.
lo dubs is pleased to present a three track twelve inch from venezuelas cardopusher, an artist well known and regarded within many sub genres of electronic bass music, and our second release documenting the dubstep sound of south america. as a geographical companion piece to the pacheko 12inch (lodubs-1208008) and directly tied in content to our cd analog clash, milk thistle was first unveiled on the aforementioned compact disc, which separate from the enthusiasm generated by the album as a whole sparked a lot of interest in the track and the artist, in addition to curiousity as to when the tune would be cut and pressed. on equal footing with regards to stylistic ingenuity and power are double dragon and jerk pork, the first of which is remarkably catchy, with its high pitched arpeggiated melody and punchy, distinct bassline, and the latter of which is a truely original and energizing wobbler. once again, lo dubs is leading the charge in the acsencion of a new to the sound artist, as quite soon cardopusher will also have releases on hyperdub (remixed by quatra 330) and a host of other prominant labels.
this record is haunted. not really in that poltergeist way though. more in the harbinger of doom way, at least as far a record labels go. from what we have been informed, two different record labels have penciled it in for release, and both, due to a variety of reasons all their own, have ceased to exist. we here at lo dubs are not afraid of ghosts though, and even if the earth does swallow us up for releasing fully loaded, it would be a fitting end. going out like someone in the 27 club or something. ultimately, fully loaded could be described as a bit spooky, but in that upsetter vs. the vampire way, with its reverb drenched, echo heavy skank. we were actually looking at these tracks before the ones that ended up being the first south3rn record on lo dubs, the much touted mangione tribe dub, but as stated before, the ultimate outcome was far from clear at that point. the two releases almost seem like a tome now, as fully loaded is about as epic as roots centric dubstep may ever get. add to that the b side, entitled ?muslim dub,? which is pure spring steppiness, with a lush, clean amplified riffing and lyrical toasting that evoke the feel of a soundclash dub, circa 2047. lo dubs is very pleased to present fully loaded/muslim dub, from the southwest masters of the dub, south3rn. as with all previous releases, this 12inch comes mastered by transition, and packaged in a hand stamped, kraft jacket.
ottawa based producer sean harten seems to be gradually checking off a classic release each within all spectrums of this sound popularly known as dubstep. to that list, we add chalice, dzs contribution to the tradition reggae side of the movement. chalice was built with a heavy emphasis on the strong toronto west indies connection both through its soundsystem themed chord progression, and its inclusion of vocal talent plucked from amongst that culture.