Tag Archives: Dub

Track of the day #11

Fuckin’ Bass Clef! You can say what you want about the man, but “cool” should be one of the very first things to come to mind when discussing the londonite. Atfer his rather impressive “Promises” single from last year, Ralph Cumbers recently returned with a casette-only album filled with eery piano acid house & quirky future garage.

Not for the faint of heart, this project was probably to remain low-key, but as Bass Clef‘s profile keeps drumming up, this might get wider recognition. I said his profile was rising? Well of course it is§ How could it be otherwise with a new Punch Drunk single on the market that doesn’t fail to deliver the goods?! acid-tainted Bollyhood piano-house dub funkiness, namely “Rollercoasters Of The Heart”

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the day #9

The latest incarnation of Oneohtrix Point Never and his Games associates Joel Ford arrives in the form of a much less cryptic venture, the more essential Ford & Lopatin. Right before their just-released Channel Pressure album came the Emergency Room single, featuring remixes by Kevin Martin‘s The Bug and Gavin Russom (Black Meteoric Star).
While I still have high doubts about the quality of this whole scene (it still sounds to me as rehash, hype machine in full motion. but what do I know…), I must confess that (almost) as usual, mister Russom delivers one helluva take. Nuff said!

The Kevin Martin re-dub isn’t too shabby either 😉

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


Track of the day #6

Today I thought I’d share the upcoming 100% silk Innergaze single, but then I felt like having ice-cream. We’ve had some wonderfull weather over here in Paris for now over a week, and life has been mellow, exactly how this present track of the day makes me feel. Aloa is an obscure early 80ies german punk band that cooled down before their first & sole effort even was, taking the earliest D.A.F. formula to the darker realms of dub with a minimal set of equipment (Sequential Circuits Prophet V, Roland TR-606 and percussions). The result is one of the coolest 80ies album (cover art awesomeness included!), sounding like no one else and still setting the aim at the future. I’ve been aching to share the glory of Aloa’s music for the past 3 years, so there it is, cool as ice!

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave