Deadbeat / Vonda7 / Ejeca / Alex Niggemann
DEADBEAT DUB / LNOE IN DUB (2LP)
Incl Tracks by Echocord, Mutek, Sonar, RBMA, and Monolake.
Last Night On Earth welcome the prolific Deadbeat with a special double-vinyl ‘LNOE in Dub’ compilation, featuring a new Sasha exclusive. The DJ/producer, sound artist and music tech educator already has an extensive resume of labels and collaborators including Echocord, Mutek, Sonar, RBMA, and Monolake.
Deadbeat aka Scott Monteith has reworked his eight favourite cuts from the LNOE back catalogue, creating 'dub' interpretations of tracks from Sasha, Hunter/Game, Ejeca, Jody Barr, VONDA7, Alex Niggemann, Jon Gurd and Dubspeeka. The Canadian-born, Berlin-based producer has delivered the dream – reworks which could stand up as single tracks in their own right, while preserving the gravitas of the original cuts. Furthermore, Sasha’s ‘Float Collapse’ is an exclusive track from the label head, never before released.
Along with eleven albums, 20+ singles, countless remixes and collabs, Deadbeat also has a peerless dub archive spanning early Jamaican roots, through the 80s/90s to today’s evolving global scene. His DJ mix ‘Radio Rothko’ in 2010 is rated by various publications as one of the most genre defining mix CDs of all time.
For Deadbeat, his debut for Sasha’s imprint is especially meaningful. ‘I saw Sasha play for the first time in Toronto around 1996, and while we have travelled in quite different musical circles since then, it was a real honour to put this project together. The LNOE catalogue has so many melodically rich dance floor killers, it was a real pleasure to rework them into a more meditative, cerebral mode. Hopefully listeners will savour these new versions in the comfort of their living rooms as so many have enjoyed the originals on the dance floor over the years.’ [info sheet from distr.]