Jah Billah ft. Toyan – DREAD 2018

There is a bit of a story behind this track. Some years ago while at Outlook festival I was hanging out with DJ’s Rahmanee and Fiip Motovunski, a deadly drum n bass duo.
Rahmanee mentioned a certain track, wandering where does the vocal sample come from?

I was thinking for mice elf, this soundbwoy don’t know his 45 from his duplate, at first, but later realized there is something to it. Aforementioned sample probably came from live concert or a soundsystem show tape.

Which bring us to this track: Kahn – Dread. This track got reworked by Gorgon Sound, bridging the gap between dubstep and dub. Both tracks begin with eerie sample from Ranking Toyan – Dread.
It must be a soundsystem show tape, and indeed we can find a clip of it on YouTube named “Toyan Live ’84 @ Volcano Posse Skateland”.
Keeping the original riddim and BPM, Jah Billah builds a track using entire YT sample.

Mastering by Ras Bruno.

Check individual track for free download. Pick up Buy Digital Album option for a donation.
Any donations will go to Rastafari Nyabinghi Center in Jamaica.

 

Dub Terminator – Dubmental

Upcoming on Soul Island is Dub Terminator album named Dubmental. Proper name that!

New Zealand’s future roots king is fully dubbing his own thing never borrowing next man’ sound but delivering style and originality all the while.
Ease up your day or night with this trough some fine headphones or speakers. Don’t play this over just any ibby dibby system you hear?

Fokus – The Crossover EP

Out now is another fine Fokus release. This time blending in dubstep and drum n bass with cumbia dub flavours in a Crossover fashion. Introducing Hempo on the remix.

Track list:

01 Cumbia Massive                          (4:16)
02 Du Du A                                        (3:44)
03 Elegant Dub                                 (4:47)
04 Village Soul (Hempo Remix)    (4:00)

Mastered by Jah Billah
Cover art painted by Katarina Petrovic