The Album PRESENCE by Dubatech. Ranges continues to plug away with top-notch talent on its roster. Dubatech is the latest artist to present a full length release on the burgeoning label. Titled Presence , this 10 track long-player is sure to create a buzz and garner favorable reviews throughout the hardcore dub community. In the past, Dubatech s has had key works on various labels like Baum and ODrex Music while he has also released on the highly regarded Silent Season and Shimmering Moods Records under his ambient alias Fatih Tuter. Dubatechs newest Presence , offers elite examples of premier dub techno that pushes the boundaries of expression in dub.
With a name like Dubatech, he has no problem living up to that name. 'Padding Dub' & 'Liquid in Trance' certainly do that and then some. Smooth washes of crisp chords at a brisk pace make for some ideal mixing moments in a house or techno set. Sublime works like 'Where Night Ends' & 'People' exude a classy Detroit touch that is as soulful as they are futuristic. The Carl Craig-esque Outro 'Lantern' certainly springs that comparison to mind while 'Subspace' is sure to please the deep-tech fans of the style. The album is extremely well-balanced offering just the right amount of tech and emotion for a rewarding listen. Ideal for late night drive or bringing some versatility to your dj sets.
We at Ranges are confident that if you haven't heard of Dubatech before that he will soon be one of your favorite's. If you have heard of him we aren't surprised if you have already ordered this as soon as the presale was announced. 'Presence' is sure to further push the Dubatech name to even more well-respected heights!
Writeup: Tim Humphrey