Review: REPRESS ALERT!! The Sardinian ROHS! imprint based in Berlin, has cut two killer dubs from the depths of Babe Roots studio, served up in DIY style and fashion on a very limited vinyl-only run.
First up, is the Rhythm & Sound inspired 'Jah Nuh Dub' trodding in the lower regions of the sonic spectrum, submerged in bassline and distilled dubwise etiquette, with the filtered chords sprawling across the underbelly in the slow envelope of bass and drum, meditatively.
On the other side, is the real gem (if you ask us) - 'Bless Dub' is a monstrously deep version of The Revolutionaries classic 'Kunta Kinte'.
This rhythm has been versioned a lot already, but Babe Roots interpretation is justified in it's sense for deep soundsystem aesthetic, with a much more introspective yet equally uplifting edge... This one could also make some pretty serious vibrations on a big speaker - Beware.
Review: Zam Zam Sounds keep up the pressure with their fifth transmission so far this year (and 20th overall) and welcome Berlin-based soldiers Dub War and Infra into the fold with If It's Not The Police. Formerly a duo consisting of Benny Ill and Bill Robin, this 7" is the first release with the latter working solo under the guise and also his first collaboration with Marius Braun aka Infra. As with previous Zam Zam drops, the roots of dub culture are retained with If It's Not The Policea with a vocal cut backed by a dub rendition. Deep studio science and sound design paired with classic dub aesthetics, dubstep bass-weight, and halftime garage swing are very much in effect here and we hope this is the first of many collabs between the pair.