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Dub Gabriel New Album Raggabass Resistance Out Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by dk

Dub Gabriel- Raggabass ResistanceRaggabass Resistance is the groundbreaking 4th album release from critically acclaimed Ragga/Dubstep producer, Dub Gabriel. Three years in the making and spanning multiple continents, he has been on an epic bass-fueled journey that saw him enlist the support of an incredible crew of collaborators – U-RoyWarrior QueenThe Spaceape (Kode9/Burial), Brother CultureJahdan Blakkamoore (Major Lazer/Snoop Lion), Dr. IsraelMC ZuluJuakaliPJ Higgins (Temple of Sound), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Pedro Erazo(Gogol Bordelo), and Mark Pistel (Hercules & Love Affair) – they all come together in an electro-organic stew of future reggae sounds to create Dub Gabriel’s most realized and ambitious album to date.


Memory9 feat. Juakali – Mission EP(Stream ,released 17th January)+(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by dk

Milan’s prodigious bleep freak Memory9 is back with ‘Mission’, his new single on Skanky Panky Records, complete with remixes from Ninja Tunes veteran King Cannibal, glitch hop champion Mochipet and UK Funky scenesters SPR All-Stars. ‘Mission’ is a crushing piece of ragga-tronica, with slamming drum hits colliding with brooding basslines and distorted lead hooks. Juakali brings his positive and unique vocal styles to the track, culminating in a huge anthemic chorus.
Memory9 a.k.a. Gadi Sassoon is a Milan-based producer who combines a virtuosic control of live electronics with organic musicianship to create truly intriguing music, influenced by the sounds of Modeselektor, Aphex Twin and Squarepusher as well as jazz and punk rock.
A largely self-taught musician, Sassoon started performing at the age of 15 in the Italian underground and shortly after achieved a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music on the grounds of his outstanding talent. The years that followed were spent performing many memorable shows across North America and Europe, eventually landing him in London, where he started playing regularly at clubs and festivals. A residency with Soundcrash established his reputation as a high-calibre performer through his unique setups – from solo work with peculiar machines and homemade software to a full live setup with two drum kits, live electronics and guitar.

On the remix front, the King Cannibal take on Memory9’s original is a floor shattering affair, stripping back the layers leaving huge drums that pin down cavernous bass and lead lines. The King has just dropped one of the biggest mixtapes of the year, and the “Way of the Ninja” compilation is currently up for a prestigious DJ magazine “Best of British” award.

Direct from California, Mochipet’s interpretation is a stripped down affair leaving Juakali’s vocals at the forefront accompanied by P-Funk synth licks and epic arpeggiated chorus. Wrapping things up nicely on a UK Funky flex is the SPR All-Stars remix, where a tightly syncopated kuduru beat and growling bass synths switching between half-time swagger and full pace keep things moving.

Stream EP at Soundcloud HERE