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Roots of Dub Funk


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    Track Listing
    1. East of Bacchus - The Technician
    2. Pure & Clean [exc mix] - Alpha & Omega
    3. Hustlers Choice - Dub Funk Association
    4. Jah Glory - Messian Dread
    5. Natty Dread Kung Fu - Dub Funk Association
    6. The Return of Sleng - The Interruptor
    7. Return to the Controls - Dubclash
    8. Hard Back Youth - Dub Funk Association
    9. Hot Get Hotter - Dubware
    10. Dub of the Sphinx - City Dread
    11. Burn the Dub Down - Cabal
    12. City of Angels Dub - Dub Funk Association

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Following the well-received album SOUNDS OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT by the Dub Funk Association, (TNTYCD 005). Tanty Records are proud to present 12 of the hottest new dub tracks to surface this year at the amazing mid-price of £6.99, $11.00 or equivalent (retail)!

Bass in the place! The Sound system has always been an essential part of Dub music. Since 1992 with the first release from the Dub Funk Association 'Creation', that 'big speaker box' experience has been integral to its sound and in turn central to the tracks selected for this release.

Taking their inspiration from Jamaica where Sounds systems like 'Sir Coxsone the Down Beat', Duke Reid's 'Trojan Sound' and 'King Tubbys' ruled. The Nu generation of dub pioneers are seeking to weld heavy duty roots dub techniques with dirtier, groovier and even more syncopated
melodic riffs and breakbeat/ Hip Hop style drum loops.

Trip Hop this is not! Nu Dub and Dub Funk it is.

On this 'Roots of Dub Funk' release we present the next wave of Dub producers from all over the world. The Technician (Australia), the Interruptor (Switzerland), Messian Dread (Netherlands), Dubware (Italy) and of course not forgetting England with Alpha and Omega, Cabal, Dubclash, City Dread and the mighty Dub Funk Association!

12 original tracks ranging from hardcore Roots Radics style dub from 'Return to the Controls', to Shaka rumble city madness from 'Pure and Clean' to King Jammy's mixing desk inspired dub from 'East of Bacchus Marsh' to low, low, low bassline workouts from 'Hot get Hotter' and 'Jah Glory' to frigged up break beatery from 'The Return of Sleng', 'Dub of the Sphinx', 'Hustlers Choice', Burn the Dub Down', 'Hard Back Youth', 'City of Angels Dub' and incorporating the genius of King Tubby, Santana and Martial Arts in 'Natty Dread Kung Fu'. It simply does not get better than this!

The music may have moved on but the vibe remains the same. If you like your music heavy and dirty 'Roots of Dub Funk' is a must!

This release will receive support from all King Tubby, King Jammy, Scientist, Bill Laswell/Axiom, DJ Spooky, Massive Attack, Blood and Fire, Pressure Sounds, Guidance, BSI, Ninja Tune music buyers and from the Hip Hop, Downtempo, Ambient, Breakbeat and the Leftfield Dance music faithful.

Possibly the "must have" Dub release of the year?

Feedback on the previous release:

SOUNDS OF THE HEAVYWEIGHT TNTYCD 005:
Press reviewed in: '7', Spin, Rhythm, Alternative Press, Step Forward, DJ Mag, Knowledge, Murder Dog, Album Network, Record Buyer, M8, Rebirth Magazine, The San Francisco Guardian, Chart, Thousand words, CMJ, Charts, Echoes, The Times, The Beat, Audiogliphics, The Heckler, Real Groove, Jazz Times, The Record.

Played by (UK) Giles Peterson (Radio one) Patrick Forge (Kiss FM), Marianne Hobbs (Radio one), Andy Smith (Portishead), Andy Kershaw (Radio One), Paul Thomas (Kiss FM), Eddie Pillier (Acid Jazz), Gerry Lyseight (GLR), Aitch B (Soul II Soul) and many more!

Specialist Radio plays:
UK, Holland, France, USA, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Germany, Israel, Portugal, Australia, Hawaii, Spain, New Zealand!

Dub the way it was. Dub the way it is. Dub the way it could be....

Speaker box pressure and a mighty sound system session guaranteed!

So kick back, relax and enjoy this unique 'Dub Experience'.

UK PRESS: PROMOTIONS: TRAILER (Anton)

EUROPEAN PRESS/RADIO PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR: TANTY RECORDS

USA PRESS/RADIO PROMOTION: SEP at LIPP SERVICE

OTHER PRESS/RADIO PROMOTION CO-ORDINATOR: TANTY RECORDS

WEB PROMOTION: YOUR RELEASE LTD

UK ROOTS REGGAE MAILOUT: CULTURE PROMOTIONS LTD

UK DISTRIBUTION: SHELLSHOCK/PINNACLE

UK EXPORTER: BACKS DISTRIBUTION

GERMAN DISTRIBUTION: ROUGH TRADE

SPANISH DISTRIBUTION: EL DIABLO

USA DISTRIBUTION: STERNS USA DISTRIBUTION

USA DISTRIBUTION: ERNIE B's REGGAE

CANADA DISTRIBUTION: FUSION 3

Audio extracts from selected tracks TBA

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