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Fresh from the lab, here is my latest DJ effort! This is the first installment in a series of FREE DUBS mixes, hope you all enjoy it:
Free Dubs: Flight is a DJ mix, fully realized while in the air between Hong Kong and Chicago, consisting of exclusively free music. Intended to showcase talented artists giving away their dubs, this features a heavy-yet-upbeat selection of tracks. Exploring the wild world of modern dub, the influences here stretch far beyond the Jamaican dub tradition, including the darker side of bass, the electric violin, and South American hip-hop.
Special thanks go to the creators for sharing their work, to Cathay Pacific for inadvertently providing an in-flight studio by including power plugs in Economy Class, and to my ever-supportive wife for graciously encouraging me to take a two-week holiday with friends and family that also enabled me to construct this mix.
Crafted, assembled, and edited using Ableton Live on a MacBook Pro.

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Free Dubs: Flight by The Groove Thief on  Mixcloud


1. Upsteppers - Tooth & Claw Dub
2. Upsteppers - Tooth & Claw Dub (Hope One Remix)
3. Dubmatix - Renegade Rocker Dub
4. Sudaka Sound & Krak In Dub - Pacha Mama
5. Negritage! - Fiver Wize
6. Addis Pablo - Axum Dub
7. DuBioLin JaM - Radical Organ
8. Attack Released - Heavier Than Dem
9. Injham - Melodica Time (Remix)
10. Dub Salon - Dub Shell Faded
11. Negritage! - Dub To Afrika

DOWNLOAD = http://bit.ly/N5wVNV

Please check out TheGrooveThief.com, Hong Kong’s premiere music blog, for hundreds of short.smart dub/reggae/bass reviews.

Fresh from the lab, here is my latest DJ effort! This is the first installment in a series of FREE DUBS mixes, hope you all enjoy it:

Free Dubs: Flight is a DJ mix, fully realized while in the air between Hong Kong and Chicago, consisting of exclusively free music. Intended to showcase talented artists giving away their dubs, this features a heavy-yet-upbeat selection of tracks. Exploring the wild world of modern dub, the influences here stretch far beyond the Jamaican dub tradition, including the darker side of bass, the electric violin, and South American hip-hop.

Special thanks go to the creators for sharing their work, to Cathay Pacific for inadvertently providing an in-flight studio by including power plugs in Economy Class, and to my ever-supportive wife for graciously encouraging me to take a two-week holiday with friends and family that also enabled me to construct this mix.

Crafted, assembled, and edited using Ableton Live on a MacBook Pro.

OR

1. Upsteppers - Tooth & Claw Dub

2. Upsteppers - Tooth & Claw Dub (Hope One Remix)

3. Dubmatix - Renegade Rocker Dub

4. Sudaka Sound & Krak In Dub - Pacha Mama

5. Negritage! - Fiver Wize

6. Addis Pablo - Axum Dub

7. DuBioLin JaM - Radical Organ

8. Attack Released - Heavier Than Dem

9. Injham - Melodica Time (Remix)

10. Dub Salon - Dub Shell Faded

11. Negritage! - Dub To Afrika

DOWNLOAD = http://bit.ly/N5wVNV

Please check out TheGrooveThief.com, Hong Kong’s premiere music blog, for hundreds of short.smart dub/reggae/bass reviews.

Negritage! are truly exclamatory: this self-described lost son of King Tubby proudly carries the flag of analog dub high. Amidst echoes and reverberation, powerful mutated riddims emerge from the depths of southern Argentina. Plenty of free downloads abound, covering the range from the pulsating beat of “Digi Dub Era” to the smoothly melodic “Drumah Dubah” to the ambling warbles of the suitably-titled “Bass and Delay Battle” to the delightful and hopefully-not-mistyped ”Dubbing Into Thd Wild” which unleashes a melodica upon plinking synths and heady drums. Every track here is dub art, making Negritage! one of the more under-appreciated artists reviewed yet. Originally discovered via Dubbhism’s fine Strictly Analog Dubs, there are no-longer-hidden gems galore up on Soundcloud.

Negritage! are truly exclamatory: this self-described lost son of King Tubby proudly carries the flag of analog dub high. Amidst echoes and reverberation, powerful mutated riddims emerge from the depths of southern Argentina. Plenty of free downloads abound, covering the range from the pulsating beat of “Digi Dub Era” to the smoothly melodic “Drumah Dubah” to the ambling warbles of the suitably-titled “Bass and Delay Battle” to the delightful and hopefully-not-mistyped ”Dubbing Into Thd Wild” which unleashes a melodica upon plinking synths and heady drums. Every track here is dub art, making Negritage! one of the more under-appreciated artists reviewed yet. Originally discovered via Dubbhism’s fine Strictly Analog Dubs, there are no-longer-hidden gems galore up on Soundcloud.

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