Frenk Dublin - "Good Vibes We Bring" (feat Clinton Sly)
Frenk Dublin - "Good Vibes We Bring" (feat Clinton Sly - dub version)
Review: The Dub Communication label has already made it into our Juno Recommends Dub chart this year, and now the Dutch outfit mints a new compilation series with a tasty triple 7" pack that delivers an equally impressive punch. Once again there is a decidedly electronic bent to the dub served up here, so fans of Basic Channel and Maurizio are sure to snap it up. Label boss Frenk Dublin takes care of four of the cuts, which are underpinned by a halftime swagger, digital synths and sci-fi effects, while Blind Prophet's more sparse rollers come laden with oodles of reverb and flabby bass.
Review: First released back in 2016, "El Corredor Del Jaguar" remains one of the most potent releases by Combo Chimbita, a New York-based crew of musical fusionists whose roots are defiantly Colombian. Reverb-soaked A-side "Pajaro (Extended Mix)" is particularly potent, with the band brilliantly melding elements of cumbia, funk and psychedelic rock into brilliant new shapes. The four-piece's obsession with jumpy, loose-limbed drumming once again comes to the fore on the sweet and slightly more wild "Frio Severo", while closing cut "Chimbita Theme" is a kaleidoscopic mix of military strength South American percussive, mind-altering bass and trippy wah-wah guitars.
Review: "Call on Me" is the standout single from cult Japanese beat maker mabanua's 2018 album Blurred. It's an impossibly innocent and naive sounding track thanks to Chara's angelic vocal delivery and the gentle, carefree guitar licks beneath, but it gets totally flipped by Knxwledge. The in demand, LA-based Stones Throw artist reworks it into a slow motion beat with hazy chords and a superbly funky bassline. In his hands, Chara's vocal becomes somehow romantic, adding to the track's alluringly lovestruck vibe.