Release Date - 14th December 2018
Emerged out of the subculture melting pot of St. Louis, Missouri (US) - Dub Sector has been wreaking havoc as fierce proponents of Dubstep and sound system culture as a collective of likeminded artists, event series and record label. Following up on the imprint’s debut vinyl by REZ, the subsequent release is spearheaded by UK’s Chad Dubz. Besides running his own accomplished ‘Foundation Audio’ imprint, the capable artist has been ceaselessly showcasing his talent with prolific output on various esteemed outlets, including the likes of Boka Records.
Setting the needle on the groove, vinyl distortion subsides into a dystopian soundscape, riddled with distant feedback swells and nebulous ambience. Thrusted into its staccato sub bass barrage, ‘Reptilian Bitch’ leaves no air untouched as its expertly crafted groove keeps you in full swing. Infused with all the right old-school flavours, Chad Dubz’ music armaments never fail to ignite a proper dance. Further treading the path of conveying full force in minimal attire, ‘Wob’ picks up the pace with ease. Led on by its hypnotic lead melody, listeners find themselves in an auditory sound-boy funeral in midst of vintage dub sirens and delay trails.
On remix duties, bass music heavyweight collective LSN with a monumental spin on the EP’s title track. Subdued harmonies bond with delicate foley samples, the faint sounds of destruction slowly catching up with the passage of time. Pouncing into undiluted fury, the proceeding sonic mayhem shines in full glory. Rounding things off with a final industrious belter of a track, ‘Rollin’’ takes no prisoners committing tribal warfare at one-hundred-forty beats per minute. Haunting foley samples make way for a percussive inferno of undoubtedly massive proportions, concluding the EP in fine style.
a1. Chad Dubz - Reptilian Bitch
a2. Chad Dubz - Wob
b1. Chad Dubz - Reptilian Bitch (LSN Remix)
b2. Chad Dubz - Rollin'
Released 27th September 2019
Blistering heat. Manifesting itself in the form of superheated sound system music, the US-based Dub Sector substantiates another potent, sonic signature with its subsequent, physical release. Welcoming back one of their latest signees from a massive compilation, the gifted vibrations of Dalek One etch their grooves into the label's third vinyl outing and onto powerful stacks of speakers all over the globe. His discography is a sight to behold, supported by some of the scene's foremost figures from past to present - notably having released on Truth's as well as DJ Hatcha's imprints, Encrypted Audio, Duploc, and other quality Dubstep hubs. Ready to unload another ton of pressure, the man of the hour reveals his next three enormous aces up his boundless sleeves - game to shake up the dance.
Backed by the likes of Caspa, 'Can't Walk' advances its visceral sound design, carved out of fastidious distortion and frequency modulation. Most likely brought to you from another world, the resulting sound charge rejoices with livid, granular foley sampling and plenty of Breaks & Jungle influences - pure madness ensuing in the second return of its full might. Turning to a more intensely abysmal soundscape, 'Skincrawler' is fuelled by haunting echos and ephemeral drums. Ramping it up amidst the tape hiss, the proceeding brew of oscillations takes your head right off. Stripped down to its core and with heartfelt swing, the relentless sub-bass onslaught backing its every move - an incarnation of demonic spirits, supremely encapsulated.
Collaborating with Max Mischief on 'Sicim' - the final blow sends us backwards into vintage tape delays, embedded on a profoundly nostalgic piano melody. Eccentric drum patterns swing from one high- amplitude sine wave to another, keeping the amplification hard at work and the dance floor unwaveringly aflame.
a1. Dalek One - Can’t Walk
b1. Dalek One - Skincrawler
b2. Dalek One & Max Mischief - Sicim