Dubkasm / Solo Banto Dubkasm meets Solo Banto Solo Banton lays down some vocals with Dubkasm on this limited triple 7" release.Housed in a full colour outer sleeve, this trio of 7 inch singles packs in four brand new songs from Solo Banton, ever powerful in his hard-hitting delivery. His lyrics are grounded by a set of fresh riddims from Dubkasm who pay their respects to the producers who brought us 90’s Yard style through labels such as the mighty Xterminator and Two Friends. The release kicks off with the atmospheric Listen to Me Dream with its dusty beats and tense synths. A journey into Solo's inner thoughts and visions, it is followed by a dub that throws them into a void, stripping the piece to its core in a raw reflection of the original. ‘Can't Stop This’ is a dancefloor stormer. Guaranteed to gain a forward in any session, this one drops heavy as lead on a sound system. Solo explodes into militant Rasta word-sound over a tough re-lick of the One Man One Vote riddim. The counteraction on side B is a clear-cut reworking with hints of Dubkasm's trademark 'depth charge' reverbs. On disc three, Solo meets head to head with Bristol grime MC Buggsy for the epic 'My Music', where the two heavyweights link in the studio for the first time, demanding respect for their musical independence. On the flipside is the weighty ‘Never Let I Down’ with its rough-cut drums and percussive steel pan, closing the set in rootical style Sufferah's Choice 7"
Dubkasm Brixton Rec [RSD] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2017. Now available to online customers. 180g Green vinyl. Dubkasm are leading lights in the 21st century UK digi dub/roots scene. Leading lights in the 21st century UK digi dub/roots scene Dubkasm have built themselves a worldwide following for their brand of reggae since launching their own Sufferah's Choice label in 2003. What many fans may not realise is that even before that first Sufferah's Choice release, Dubkasm had nearly a decade's worth of recordings behind them. Unfortunately those early recordings were nearly all the preserve of leading UK sound systems such as Aba Shanti and Jah Shaka and could only be heard played off dub plates at dances. Dubkasm and Bristol Archive Records now share the story of those early years and make a selection of those formerly exclusive tracks available for everyone to enjoy. Side A: 1.The Soul (ft. Tena Stelin) 2.Soul in Dub 3.The Order (ft. Lidj Xylon) 4.Dub Order Side B: 5.Spiritual Warrior Time (ft. Tena Stelin) 6.SIM Dub 7.Jah Bible (ft Ras Addis) 8.Biblical Dub Bristol Archive LP RSD 2017
Dubkasm Victory Epic new 12" from Bristol's Dubkasm aka Stryda and Digistep. This one's been stictly on dubplate for the last year or so, igniting the dance with every rotation. Finally pressed on 12" for all!With its unmistakeable fanfare and blistering horns duet, this Dubkasm production has become a piece of roots history since its explosive arrival at Notting Hill Carnival 2012 when Aba Shanti-I unleashed it to explosive effect. Until now, these same cuts have been run exclusively by Dubkasm and Aba alone. Finally available on 12” vinyl due to public demand, Dubkasm have decided to offer it on a heavy slab of 180g vinyl for the enjoyment of one and all. Featuring Dubkasm’s own Digistep on alto sax in a combination with the talented Galgo on trumpet, the record takes you on a journey through dub. The majestic horns soar over a rolling drum foundation with skipping 6/8 hihats, celestial pads and obscure percussion. The versions are punctuated by Dubkasm’s trademark depth charge reverbs, with the raw part 4 featuring mysterious duduk woodwind and an onslaught of modulation effects Sufferah's Choice 12"
Kahn Kahn EP New self titled double 12" EP by Kahn Essential listening for bass heads and newcomers alike, Kahn’s tracks hark back to the raw, golden eras of grime and dubstep. But he recognises that things are in a state of flux - “If anything, we feel that our Young Echo Sound shows are a means of capturing a moment in Bristol's musical history and archiving it.” Black Box 12" Out of Stock
Dubkasm Victory (Mala Remix) / Stealth To be remixed by Mala is a rare honour, and one that is perfectly in line with Dubkasm's ethos of always moving forward while staying true to dub's versioning tradition. This 10" cut of 'Victory' - with dreamy, deep bass, Mala's unique percussion style, and the anthemic horns that helped make the original a huge hit - has been exclusive to Mala and Dubkasm sets for a over year. The accompanying video, with its aerial shots of Bristol and close-ups of the musicians has already been an enormous success. The eerie, echo-drenched b-side, 'Stealth' is an all-new, never heard before track. Paying homage to the classic Xterminator sound, with its heavy drums and transistor trickery, it's a driving, powerful tune. Dubkasm 12" Out of Stock
Kahn / Neek Percy / Fierce Kahn and Neek mean serious business. After some youtube buzz they finally drop 'Percy', heavy hitting drum patterns and 'Pulse X' style Grime bass reminiscent of the early days of UK Grime. The flipside sees Kahn's still coming aggy with Fierce's distorted bass and synths..and checkout the Dot Rotten voice sample Bandulu 12" Out of Stock
Dubkasm / Luciano / Turbulence Jah Victory / Right There New 12" from Bristol's Dubkasm, which sees their massive track 'Victory' get blessed up by whole host of vocal talent! After causing shockwaves throughout the world of reggae and beyond, Dubkasm’s seminal instrumental smash ‘Victory’ has travelled from Bristol to Jamaica and back again. This new version is voiced by Luciano, arguably the greatest roots reggae singer of the modern era, and veteran deejay Turbulence, who steps up with a fiery, righteous counteraction. With its tough, unstoppable rolling bass, unique percussion and crisp, driving horns, the original version was the bestselling roots release of the decade. Dubkasm 12" Out of Stock
Gorgon Sound Vs. Dubkasm The Versions The EP features a set of versions of the original Gorgon Sound rhythms, mixed by Bristol’s very-own Dubkasm, in four successive sessions down in their studio in Easton, Bristol. Dubkasm add their analogue-glow and sonic signature with the use of their legendary soundtrac CM440 mixing console, carefully channelling the track’s signals through chains of spring reverb, tape delays and specially crafted effects modulators - For the soundsytem operator and version excursionists, a part 2 is simply a must, for the rest, this is a chance to hear the tracks reinterpreted and reignited in their full musical glory. Peng Sound 12" Out of Stock