Following on from Plus Instruments’ Love Is Enough Remixes EP comes an accompanying Dubs EP, featuring deeper reversions by Jamie Paton, Luke Solomon, Khidja and joining them with a breaks meets dubwise, Alphonse.
Truus de Groot’s return to her Plus Instruments project after a 30 years break saw the label pick up her off-kilter House roller, Love Is Enough for one of our (e)special remixing packages. Here then, we turn out attention to everyone’s favourite, the Dubs.
Starting with label mainframe, Jamie Paton, his Cloudy Dub-Out pulls his mix through modular prisms for heads down basement rumble. Echo chamber vocals, twisted syncopations and a bass to breakdown walls, this is Paton’s true calling - dub to get lost in and rightful to kick off the EP.
Next guest remixer de jour, Luke Solomon stays close to his original bumpin’ remix, warping the vocal with skat’n’trippin wonk, all atop a funk bass line and riding shuffle percussion. Cha cha cha.
On the flip, Khidja triumph again with a tougher version. Not a straight up dub of their remix, this pushes a nod to colder (wave) vibes, with industrial percussion riding high on their trademark production. Hard kick atop refrained synths, growing out of Eastern protoid routes to glimpse their future.
Finally, mystery man Alphonse comes in from the dark to close with a killer breaks inspired dub. Utilising the original’s bass with an angular break, the intricate cut up percussion, Theremin and vocals all glide, keeping the head and feet (jazz) dancing for some (free) party sound system love.
Dub is enough…
released October 23, 2016
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