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'
Release Date: 26th June 2020
Lifting the veil for Dub Sector's 6th instalment in their vinyl series, the St Louis- based Dubstep hub welcomes none other than ENiGMA Dubz to the heavyweight discography with an unruly three-track armament. Residing in Birmingham, the newest addition to the Dub Sector roster perfected his craft with more than a decade of experience and releases on esteemed labels, such as Duploc, Hatched and Dubstar as well as Dank 'N' Dirty Dubz. For Dub Sector’s next outing, the imprint’s second vinyl release of 2020, ENiGMA Dubz pulls out the big guns once again. Loaded with musical artillery, the 'Greedy Gutz' EP provides ample fuel to test the Hi-Fi, sound systems and your neighbours alike. Heavily leaning into a super-charged juxtaposition of futuristic and vintage elements, 'Steppas' rules with an iron fist, commanding militant drums and weapons-grade basslines. Riddled with intricate fills and classic melodies, dub sirens and anthemic vocal samples - sure to induce head-nodding and dancing alike. Bursting head-on into the title track, 'Greedy Gutz' stirs up anticipation as the haunting atmosphere fuses with the matching, gargantuan instrumentation - unloading subterranean wobbles in the process. Murderous distortion exerts the sonic equivalent of fire alongside volleys of unrestrained pressure bursts, forged with pristine craftsmanship. Setting the final discharge in motion, 'Descending' unearths a hypnotic staccato lead melody, arising from the evanescent ambience. The off- kilter groove in full swing, heavy-duty sub excursions unfold in the subsequent arrangement, culminating in full-frontal sound-boy carnage.
a1. ENiGMA Dubz - Steppas
b1. ENiGMA Dubz - Greedy Gutz
b2. ENiGMA Dubz - Descending
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Operating with unwavering musical dedication, St. Louis' Dub Sector imprint readies their next pressure volley with none other than Rumble on the controls. Also known through his prolific mastering efforts for various quality labels and artists, the London-based producer and engineer has been wreaking considerable havoc with his original productions - yielding support from the likes of Egoless in the process. A signature style that's gravitating towards industrial and experimental inclinations, authentically being paired with original sound system music flavours from his past single on the Dub Sector Compilation. Now really stepping into the limelight with a whopping amount of five heavyweight cuts (supported by The Widdler, Hebbe and Youngsta), it is safe to advise for you to get ready for Rumble’s first major breakthrough.
Exhuming haunting foley samples in 'Unorthodox' - a deserted and dusty ambience unravels. Led by historical speech fragments, it promptly unleashes a proper swagger attitude and meticulous groove in the process - the low-frequency barrage pulverising any lingering doubts of Rumble's technical prowess. Descending into subterranean depths, 'Water Martian' propels its off-kilter sound design and experimental affinity in style - fuelling any dimly lit dance floor with a proper sound system - serious business! Reverberating echos fail to indicate the impending doom as 'Scanner' commences plotting a dystopian future. No headroom is left untouched as bespoke Dub influences merge with its modern sonic attire. Electrified synth hits revel in the anticipatory climate of 'Provoked' - making way for a lethal bassline to be discharged with tremendous force and unbridled energy. Furiously advancing its sonic agenda, taking no prisoners in its area of effect. As inaugural destruction protocols activate, the ensuing Armageddon is sure to lay waste to any keen dance-floor. Taking us onto one last ride into an ethereal territory, 'Illusion' sets the pace amid granular foley FX, dense vinyl crackles and prophetic anticipation. Emerging from reverberation with unruly pressure, the doomsday groove in full swing. Stripped down to its bare parts, wreaking havoc in a distorted wasteland - switching into overdrive for its monumental second coming.
a1. Rumble - Unorthodox
a2. Rumble - Water Martian
b1. Rumble - Scanner
b2. Rumble - Provoked
b3. Rumble - Illusion
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
Release Date: 8th November 2019
Onwards and upwards, Dub Sector perseveres with its fourth physical discharge, welcoming Repulsion to the (vinyl side of the label roster). Taking the reigns in succession of the latest heaters by Dalek One, the following three low-end fiestas are brought to you by the swiftly aspiring producer, his base of operations residing in Oklahoma, US.
Active since 2011, the promising artist has since then put forth a multitude of releases on various esteemed imprints, including two 12" appearances, and digital publications on labels, such as Dubstar Records and Dayzerzo's Vomitspit. Reviewed by the likes of MixMag as well as receiving airplay from Dubstep ambassador Joe Nice and inDepth Radio among others, Repulsion has also joined Denver's SubMission agency roster and is actively involved in various musical projects. His sonic signature is situated within the sphere of Dubstep, embedded in Lo-Fi sampling aesthetics. A refreshing take on modern sound system music, infused with lush vintage flavours, Hip-Hop influenced grooves and swingy basslines.
a1. Repulsion - Incline 15
b1. Repulsion - Heads Up
b2. Repulsion - Mining Stage