Downbeat : Introspección [DPH029]

Downbeat is a project that mutates, changes with the time, transforms itself with life, without limits and without borders.

Their second album takes the sound a step further towards experimentation. Downbeat look at their interior and connect themselves with genres they always got inspired from: Dub, Dubtronica, Jazz and Fusion. INTROSPECTIÓN is the beating of their heart, each heartbeat navigated by a different state of mind. Looking at oneself is like a magical journey within, guided by the mystical power of the ancestral plants.

The dub sounds are present throughout the album with atmospheric musical landscapes. Nevertheless, this is not the typical dub album, trying to look like its coming out from an island … this is the dub of the mountain … the dub of the Andes … the dub of the Aconcagua … the dub of Las Heras. That’s why it’s hard, dark, cold and different. That is why it has power, hypnotism, strength and a sound of its own.

Let us navigate within ourselves, with the heart pulsating on each beat. Heavy Dub, experimental Dub, dedicated to the universe and its infinite power. A triangle for all to travel ▲ (SOUND-LIGHT-SHAPE).”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 25 Feb 2017
Style: Reggae, Dub, Fusion, Experimental

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Red Star Martyrs : Red Star Martyrs [DPH027]

“The UK producer Stanley Woodfield, better known under the project-name Red Star Martyrs, has been one of the most active artists since the start of our label. After having released two EPs, ‘I & I’ (2013) and ‘Time for Tea’ (2014) and contributing in the compilation ‘United as One’ (2014), there was a silence for nearly 2 years. It has been a constructive silence … and today we are happy to announce his first long player. We have been saving this one for you to be our last release of 2016. ”

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Format: 14 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 21 Dec 2016
Style: Reggae, Dub

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Eter Dub : In Da Name of Jah [DPH026]

Eter Dub offers a new fresh breeze in dub music. His sound cannot be framed into one genre. It is definitely dub, but with references not only to his classical musical studies but also into jazz, which is his second nature. Each composition offers originality and an alternative approach to dub music. From the ‘linguistical’ approach on Hand Of Jah, to the slow and wild ‘Ras-Sax’, from the funk-jazzy ‘Jah Trax 5’ to the adventurous ‘Jah Jah Love’, all seven tracks of the EP build a new concept of dub music.”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 22 Oct 2016
Style: Dub, Reggae, Fusion

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Mastermind XS : Keep on moving [DPH025]

Mastermind XS is a dub-project from Saarbrucken/Germany, created by Daniel Stephan (guitar, bass, keyboard, programming, sitar) and Heiko Petry (vocals, lyrics, melodica, keyboard). Their music is based on a solid dub foundation: heavy basslines with conscious lyrics and deeply rooted dub & reggae with an interesting twist, integrating many influences such as electro, ethnic music, drum/n/bass and even indie or punk. Their sound unites different styles, which hardly fits into one single genre and are always exploring new musical spaces, combining their Ableton skills and live instruments, forming a unique ear-candy-mixture of grooves.”

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Format: 12 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 30 Aug 2016
Style: Dub, Reggae, Indie Rock, Fusion

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Battle Of Santiago : Ghetto Funky (Dubmatix Refix) [self released]

“This was a pleasure to work on. Taking live recordings, percussion, vocals, music and interchanging parts to create more of a steppers feel while trying to maintain the afro-cuban feel and spirit. We hope you enjoy the refix.”

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Format: 1 x File, Single, MP3/320 kbps
Released: 13 Jun 2016
Style: Reggae, Steppers

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dr geo : the shape of dub to come [DKK019]

Tracklist:
1. can stop (side a) 05:36
2. peaceful universe (side b) 04:56

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Format: 2 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 18 Dec 2015
Style: Dub, Reggae

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Alien Levi : Interferences vol​.​2 [DFRR012]

“The process that lead to this album started in February 2015. Following extensive practice on mixing and mastering, it felt like the time to move forward, entering a next phase of development. I figured it could be a good idea to get into midi technique, even though it would mean having to get used to music software that includes a midi sequencer. On a nice website called midi.dubroom.org, tons if midi files/riddims can be downloaded. I used these to learn how to operate the sequencer. The first tryouts were just terrible. It must have sounded like Kraftwerk with way too many bongs and and a bottle of Jägermeister. Trust me, I know how it feels…

So the time had come to collect some VST-Instruments, especially the ones that give more natural and professional sounds. First, I came across a nice drum-kit and bass data bank. That’s where the fun actually started, even though good guitar and brass VSTs appeared to be hard to find. After having solved this problem, only some sound effect tools were needed to complete the picture.

I’d like to give special thanks to Dubroom.org, as they offer some great compositions in their free midi archive. That’s been a real influence to keep going, it helped me smoothen the work-flow, and ultimately get better sound as well.Track by track, I became more satisfied with the results of my work. Now this development phase is done it’s time to move on and take another step. However, in the end I realized that some of the tunes were too groovy to just sit on a hard drive or end in the recycle bin. Hence this release. Enjoy!”

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Format: 14 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 10 Oct 2015
Style: Dub, Reggae

Originally posted by bassandspace.com