Psy Dub Download - PsyAmb 46

Today we have a nice psychedelic dub mix up for download. This mix kicks off with a smooth dub from up and coming American producer "Soulacybin" with the track "Bolzar" from his release "Self Existing Earth", one of the many excellent free releases to be found at PsyderWeb netlabel site. Soulacybin's music is a perfect mix of traditional dub using live guitars and synths combined with more modern sounding ambient soundscapes. In this track the bassline sounds a little like "The Police" track "The bed's too big without you". Pretty cool stuff.

Following on then we have the track "Spatchulah" from the rather excellent new CD "Power Salad" by Australian based  duo Sunmonx. From their Melbourne studio producers OPIUO ( from N.Z ) and ALBINO ( from Mexico ) have cooked up a refreshing mix of psychedelic dub fused with a blues guitar groove that will have your foot tapping and head nodding from one toke to the next. If you ever wondered what a mix of dub and blues would sound like then here is your answer.

Next up is veteran psydub producer "Kuba" with a tune from his latest release "Random Precision" on Chillcode Music. Kuba has firmly established himself as one of the world's best psychedelic ambient and dub music producers since his debut in 2001 in the group Grey Beard where he released the phenomenal track Aushandi on Youth's LSD records.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was very productive - releasing an album a year and touring festivals and clubs. The latest album was a little longer in coming into being. Given the high quality of the 13 tracks involved you won't hear any complaints from me. This is a absolute corker of an album that combines dub, world music, techno and more. There are no throw-away tunes or fillers here. Solid, solid, solid.
Celt Islam
Celt Islam
Speaking of world music, the next tune comes from dub and world music producers "Celt Islam". Celt Islam is best known for his work in the Sufi-Dub genre. Sufi-Dub was formed a few years back and championed, pretty much solo, by Celt Islam.

To the best of my best knowledge it is simply dub music with a middle eastern feel.  It hasn't really taken off like other dub forms but C.I continues to plug away in this musical niche. That's not a bad thing as his music is certainly top-shelf and why dilute it with copy cats anyway ? This track comes from his 2012 release "Baghdad", a truely wonderful musical journey that I highly recommend to traditional dub music fans and anyone who likes a bit of world music flavors in their dub.

"Dub One!" [ Peter Seifert ] has been creating dub music and releasing tracks though iD.EOLOGY since around 2005. His latest release, the "Blow Dubs EP" is a nice little 5 track EP with some funk, jazz and salsa inspired dubbness that would appeal to a broad range of listeners. While that might not appeal to pure dub music fans let's not forget it's free so why not give it an ear and see what you think. Visit the iD.EOLOGY website for more info.

One of the best albums to be released in the psychedelic dub genre of recent times would have to be the remix project that "Desert Dwellers" recently released on "White Swan Records". The project sees a number of the leading psychedelic music producers give the DD sound a refreshing makeover. It has proven to be increadibly successful in the charts and online retailers. Everyone invloved deseves all the praise they get as it really is a remarkable album. It's not too often that every tune on a remix CD is as good as we have of "DownTemple Dub: Remixed" so if you haven't had a chance to yet then I highly recommend a dose of this one - you wont be dissapointed.

The next tune is very cool indeed. "Four Lead Clover" by "Mr.Lager" was originally relesed on Sub Freq records. I picked this up through iTunes from a 3 track EP I think. This tune has a nice warm feel to it - it seems to occupy a lot of audio space. Would love to hear a full release from Mr. Lager someday.

Globular provides a a slice of deeply psychedelic dubbed out trippiness with the next track "Subversion" from his fantastically phantasmagorical new album "A Self Fullfilling Prophecy". This CD is a real step up from his previous work in terms of production quality. A very satisfying release that gets better with each listen. Pickup your free copy now over at the Ektoplazm website. One for fans of Shpongle , Ott and Androcell.

And while you are checking out Globular why not also take a look at "Up The Duff", a massive 27 track free release also available at Ektoplazm. There you can find the next track in our mix "Regrowth" by New Zealand's "Mr. Squach". And if I'm not mistaken the samples in this song come from non other than The Family Guy's Mexican maid Consuela ! Check out more from Mr.S at his Soundcloud page, especially his latest track on there - the 9 minute stomer "The Squatch Expands Life"... what a tune !

Next is something a little more tradional with a bit of a straight up dub tune from French producer "Kanka" [ Alexis Langlois ] released on his album "Dub Communication" last year. Alexis mixes tradional dub sounds ( such as the nice melodica work in this track ) wih electro-dub elements to create a variety of dub based styles. A nice summer afternoon CD for relaxing around the BBQ.    

Abakus is well known to listeners of the PsyAmb podcast as he has featured in a number of previous mixes across a number of different styles. That's what you always get with Abakus - a variety of top quality tunes. Abakus [ Russ Davies ] has used a number of names in the past as he seeks out various genres in which to express his love of music. In a career that has lasted over 10 years he has continually evolved his sounds, picking up a loyal support base along the way.

I was first made aware of Russ' talents when listening to the early LSD label compilation in which he often featured , along with Humphry Bacchus, as the group Nada. 2004 saw the release of his debut CD "That Much Closer To The Sun" which used to stay in my CD player for days if not weeks on end !

His sound draws on many influences from old and new and has become known for being of it's own kind, a fusion of downbeat, dub, techno, trance and electronica.  The guy is a true musician's musician.

We close out this mix with a final bit of psychedelic dub from the Desert Dwellers remix CD once more. This time we have a remix of the track "Yoga Dub Mystic" by "Eastern Sun", a group of know nothing about sorry. If anyone has any info on Eastern Sun please drop a comment below and let us know who they are because this a really smooth and lush remix.

  • 01. Bolzar  -  Soulacybin
  • 02. Spatchulah  -  Sunmonx
  • 03. Return Of The Grasshopper  -  Kuba
  • 04. Against the Grain  -  Celt Islam
  • 05. Massive Dub Job (Rubber Mix)  -  Dub One!
  • 06. Point of Awakening (Androcell Remix)  -  Desert Dwellers
  • 07. Four Leaf Clover (ft. Asher Dust) (Von D Remix)  -  Mr Lager
  • 08. Subversion  -  Globular
  • 09. Regrowth  -  Mr. Squatch
  • 10. Fade Out  -  Kanka
  • 11. Diametric  -  Abakus
  • 12. Yoga Dub Mystic (Eastern Sun Remix)  -  Desert Dwellers

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DJ Sૐą aka Soma said... @ 24 May, 2012

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