Songs Of Pressure

by Richard Sen

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Richard Sen makes a welcome returns to Especial after his sublime Ghost Train EP, this time with a righteous update of the Sound System meets British Club tradition. Dub meets House in a soundclash style.

Following his take on the sound of late 80s NYC and Italian house with Ghost Train, this time Richard turns his attention to a unique meeting of youth cultures, the influence of Jamaican Sound Systems that runs through the veins of British clubbing, to create music that is special to this hallowed Isle.

Following the likes of Renegade Soundwave, Smith & Mighty and Ability II comes Songs Of Pressure. Haunting keys, dubbed horns, vocals from a hazy past, and enough sub bass to move any “Late Night Blues”, this is a deep journey.

In essence, 9 and half minutes of brooding, modern dub that is a nod to the past while challenging todays techno-infused cod-dominated so-called House DJs and producers.

Asking. Could you play this?

Who else then should be asked to provide a remix than Andrew Weatherall, again working with his partner in-dub crime, Timothy J Fairplay. Together as The Asphodells you can hear they get it. Taking it right down dubwise town, a dub of a dub, as it should be, while having some smoke induced fun too, adding trippy-pyschedelic’d vocals, to take it mind ways.

Finally, as an added bonus to those in the know, a dub’n’fx is included.

Stoned immaculate.


released February 23, 2015



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