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WellWell Sound crafts a low-bit digital reggae sound, with heavy drums and pulsating rhythms. Chemical Dubwise! is mostly instrumental, full of thick effect-laden grooves drawing from classic riddims, with several standout vocal cuts as well. “Wellwell Bionic Sound” sets the tone for the album, with swirling effects and a pounding beat. The remix of Sandeeno’s “Tear Down Babylon” makes the lyrics quite haunting, their poignancy emerging amidst the digital riddim. “Dub Medicament” lets the reverb and echo take over, as if King Tubby’s spirit just spent the night playing Atari. French vocalist Holiden attacks upon the fierce riddim of “Mauvais Mauvais,” which leads quite nicely into the subdued vibe of “Real Badman.” The standout vocal tune comes from Michael Prophet and Ricky Tuffy, who unite for the scorching “Your Love (Remix)” - an uplifting digital dancehall banger. “Drums Of Tron” is delightfully just as expected - more game concept than film, before “Tempo Baroque” takes it to some heavier depths.  King Fula’s track teases dancehall, while the closing remix of Alozade feat Hollow Point and Mr Vegas’ “Unda Mi I Grade (Remix)” delivers to end on a high note. Puns aside, this is a distinct vision of digital reggae from King Dub Records, well-worth the listen and download:

Also well worth checking out - as is every show - is the 09-06-13 Large Up reggae radio show featuring WellWell Sound as the guest selector. Second half of the mix is loaded up with nice remixes, dub plates, and even some special pre-releases!

WellWell Sound crafts a low-bit digital reggae sound, with heavy drums and pulsating rhythms. Chemical Dubwise! is mostly instrumental, full of thick effect-laden grooves drawing from classic riddims, with several standout vocal cuts as well. “Wellwell Bionic Sound” sets the tone for the album, with swirling effects and a pounding beat. The remix of Sandeeno’s “Tear Down Babylon” makes the lyrics quite haunting, their poignancy emerging amidst the digital riddim. “Dub Medicament” lets the reverb and echo take over, as if King Tubby’s spirit just spent the night playing Atari. French vocalist Holiden attacks upon the fierce riddim of “Mauvais Mauvais,” which leads quite nicely into the subdued vibe of “Real Badman.” The standout vocal tune comes from Michael Prophet and Ricky Tuffy, who unite for the scorching “Your Love (Remix)” - an uplifting digital dancehall banger. “Drums Of Tron” is delightfully just as expected - more game concept than film, before “Tempo Baroque” takes it to some heavier depths.  King Fula’s track teases dancehall, while the closing remix of Alozade feat Hollow Point and Mr Vegas’ “Unda Mi I Grade (Remix)” delivers to end on a high note. Puns aside, this is a distinct vision of digital reggae from King Dub Records, well-worth the listen and download:

Also well worth checking out - as is every show - is the 09-06-13 Large Up reggae radio show featuring WellWell Sound as the guest selector. Second half of the mix is loaded up with nice remixes, dub plates, and even some special pre-releases!

In a dancehall clearly inspired by 2 Many DJs, High Time Sound, DontCallMeJunior & Flash It Up Sound [more tunes here] have united forces to produce their “2 Many Selectaz Vol. 1" mixtape. Heavy on the hits, Capleton is mashed up with The Jackson 5, Anthony B is set atop Queen, Elephant Man meets Crookers, plus lots of strong uptempo riddims, all alongside productions from other modern dub/reggae heroes like J-Star, Krak In Dub, and MAFFI. Lots of rock, digital reggae, and dancehall madness are crammed into this hour long mix, and the best part is many of these productions are available for free download from the artists’ Soundcloud accounts. Hopefully this series will continue soon!


2 Many Selectaz vol.1 by Paco Hightime on  Mixcloud

In a dancehall clearly inspired by 2 Many DJs, High Time Sound, DontCallMeJunior & Flash It Up Sound [more tunes here] have united forces to produce their “2 Many Selectaz Vol. 1" mixtape. Heavy on the hits, Capleton is mashed up with The Jackson 5, Anthony B is set atop Queen, Elephant Man meets Crookers, plus lots of strong uptempo riddims, all alongside productions from other modern dub/reggae heroes like J-Star, Krak In Dub, and MAFFI. Lots of rock, digital reggae, and dancehall madness are crammed into this hour long mix, and the best part is many of these productions are available for free download from the artists’ Soundcloud accounts. Hopefully this series will continue soon!

Aram Scaram / Citizen Sound is a passionate dub advocate, mixing and producing some wicked tunes.  I was tipped off about the track “Seasons Change,” which is a smooth slightly digital upbeat summer-time reggae jam with Melodic & Jahdan Blakkamoore, but the true gem here is the fresh beast-of-a-reggae-and-dub-mix* Sucka For The High Grade which just magically appeared on Mixcloud.  The mix starts heavy, gets a little funky, meanders through Mungo’s Hi FI territory, basses up, and then ends on some classic vibes.  Great stuff, as are the latest two riddims “Sound Man” and “I Know A Little Sound.”  Much more on Soundcloud.


Sucka For The High Grade by Citizen Sound on  Mixcloud

  

*props go to compound modifiers for their ongoing support of over-hyphenation in music reviews

Aram Scaram / Citizen Sound is a passionate dub advocate, mixing and producing some wicked tunes.  I was tipped off about the track “Seasons Change,” which is a smooth slightly digital upbeat summer-time reggae jam with Melodic & Jahdan Blakkamoore, but the true gem here is the fresh beast-of-a-reggae-and-dub-mix* Sucka For The High Grade which just magically appeared on Mixcloud.  The mix starts heavy, gets a little funky, meanders through Mungo’s Hi FI territory, basses up, and then ends on some classic vibes.  Great stuff, as are the latest two riddims “Sound Man” and “I Know A Little Sound.”  Much more on Soundcloud.

*props go to compound modifiers for their ongoing support of over-hyphenation in music reviews