Blind Prophet - "Hugh Dub" (The Illuminated remix) (4:10)
Review: Dutch duo The Illuminated finally make their debut on Rotterdam based label Dub Communication. Vale's expressive and conversational horns appear on a-side, with swaggering, stuttering dub production down low making for a futuristic feeling. The crisp hits ride up top, the chords hang in the air, and it's a lovely place to be. The reverse rework is of a signature sound from Blind Prophet which was originally put out on DUBCOM003V. All in all this is a heavyweight 120bpm dubplate stepper that really brings the dub heat to any dance floor.
Review: Alvin Davis is a musical polymath. He has worked in the worlds of jazz, reggae and soul with a slew of well known names such as Prince, Edwin Starr, Maxi Priest and David Hinds. This super limited 7" offers up a great horn and sax lead instrumental piece with Alvin's horns leading the charge. The mood is one of casual rejoice and subtle celebration - the hits in particular are a lovely hook that keep you locked. On the flipside, things get dread fuelled and deliciously dubby thanks to a rework from Alien Dread.