MSDT 013 CHASE BABYLON (CABALLO REMIXES)
1.CHASE BABYLON (CABALLO ZOUK BASS REMIX) 02:21
2.CHASE BABYLON (CABALLO REMIX) 03:28
Brand new Magu Shan Dub Tong release featuring tropical bass specialist and latino resiste founder Caballo.
Caballo remixes Chase Babylon in hardcore future dancehall versions: short but sweet zouk bass remix and a bit heavier 3014 style remix.
Caballo is a producer, MC, and an editor for Mad Decent and Tropical Bass.
Describe the politics you feel are inherent in dub bass.
It relates to the general attitude which states that bassists are just there to do a job and hold down the rhythm, whereas vocalists and guitarists are the ones responsible for serious expression. To me, the bass has always been just as emotive as any other instrument. Dub music proves that’s so because it represents an inversion of clichéd perspectives about bass. With dub, the bass line is the hook of the song and the guitar is often there backing it up. The bass line also offers a low frequency melody that carries the key emotional content. The challenge in being a dub bassist though is you’ve got to do all of that using as few notes as possible. However, your brief is the same as it is for any other instrument—ensuring how you feel about the world is reflected back into your playing.
From Dr. Das – The politics of dub bass
by Anil Prasad 2007.