a1. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Ancient Order
a2. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Melodic Order (Ft. Dub Judah)
b1. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Melchizedek Dub
b2. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Heartical Stories (Instrumental)
c1. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Heartical Stories (Extended Mix Ft. Ras B)
d1. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Zulu
d2. Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon - Version
The latest incarnation on the label, is the unearthing of ‘Counter Attack’ – Full pressure, past-midnight soundsystem gear, built by Digistep and Stryda, firing from all angles as soon as the Piano intro-lead gives way to the momentous bass and drum parts – these steppers cuts have acted as crucial dubplate weaponry for Iration Steppas, Gorgon & Dubkasm over the years… Pressed onto heavyweight vinyl with three cuts of the Counter Attack, and the dangerous Gorgon Sound remix, this one is straight soundsystem fire once again.
a1. Dubkasm - Counter Attack (Cut 1)
a2. Dubkasm - Counter Attack (Cut 2)
b1. Dubkasm - Counter Attack (Gorgon Sound Remix)
b2. Dubkasm - Counter Attack (Cut 3)
Available: 4th December 2020
The accumulation of months of hard work down in the Dubkasm studio, Shady Grove is a homage to Bristol’s St. Paul’s, and the many places of inspiration, culturally and musically, that it offered to the likes of Stryda & Digi, especially during the 90’s….
“We dedicate this album to the community of St Pauls in Bristol, now being stifled by gentrification. We hope this LP is a musical window into a time when the neighbourhood, despite being plagued by poverty and constant racist intrusion from the authorities, had an energy, a rebellious spirit and nightlife that inspired the music which has made Bristol world famous.”
Musically speaking, this LP is purpose built for the Dub LP format – stick on the record and let it play from start to finish, with no interruption!
Shady Grove, whilst inimitably ‘Dubkasm’ all the way – nods to the benchmarks and signature styles of original dubwise production – wether that’s a vintage tape-delayed, spring reverb’d analog sound as we know it from the founders of dub during the 70s, or a wicked & wild chain of digital effects, as heard in the later 80’s and during the 90’s, by producers such as Sly & Robbie or Philip ‘Fattis’ Burrel, the name behind the Exterminator label.
Another proud factor is the inclusion of so many great recording artists – from Dub Judah to Blood Shanti, through to Tom Fenech (the Victory Hornsman) and Rider Shafique, who appears on the title track, a previously unreleased dubwise cut of ‘Enter The Gates’, the LP features a whole heap of singers and players of instruments, just like the best of the dub LPs.
The LP is one of those that you’ll be able to stick on in years to come – a highly enjoyable listen and a true masterclass in dub technique, Dubkasm style!
Hand-stamped paper inner sleeve.
Mastered & cut by Lewis at Stardelta.
Comes with 12″ x 12″ b&w printed insert, with a special text from Dubkasm explaining the background history behind each track title.
a1. Dubkasm - Shady Grove
a2. Dubkasm - Go Deh Drummie
a3. Dubkasm - Magnum
a4. Dubkasm - Ajax Blues
a5. Dubkasm - Malaap Dub
b1. Dubkasm - Tarzan The High Priest
b2. Dubkasm - Gaffa’s Yard
b3. Dubkasm - Black Door
b4. Dubkasm - Crystal Dove
Peng Sound’s latest offering, an ode to the tradition of sound-tapes and simply a great artefact with which to remember what went down that night. An opportunity to hear a gang of dubplates that would usually only be heard when Dubkasm or Gorgon Sound are in session, live & direct.
Spread across two cassettes, you can now listen back to the full recording of the Dubkasm vs Gorgon Sound session, just over 2hrs filled with nothing but dubplates & exclusives – no MP3’s or laptops.
Strictly acetate & vinyl dubs from start to finish.
Dust off your tape player or find a new one, this one’s worth it.
PengSoundTape001 comes housed in a double-tape pack, with a B&W inlay designed by Studio Tape-Echo, including a hand-stamped, type written insert.
Double cassette pack
Over 2 hours total run time
Available: 4th December 2020
The EP features a set of versions of the original Gorgon Sound rhythms, mixed by Bristol’s very-own Dubkasm, in four successive sessions down in their studio in Easton, Bristol.
Dubkasm add their analogue-glow and sonic signature with the use of their legendary soundtrac CM440 mixing console, carefully channelling the track’s signals through chains of spring reverb, tape delays and specially crafted effects modulators – for the soundsytem operator and version excursionists, a part 2 is simply a must, for the rest, this is a chance to hear the tracks reinterpreted and reignited in their full musical glory.
2 x 12″ served in 5mm spine, screenprinted front sleeve, hand-stamped back.
Cut at 45rpm and mastered via 1/2 inch tape by Lewis at Star Delta.
a1. Gorgon Sound vs. Dubkasm - Arise
a2. Gorgon Sound vs. Dubkasm - Righteous Counteraction
b1. Gorgon Sound vs. Dubkasm - Dub Mirror
b2. Gorgon Sound vs. Dubkasm - Who Ah De Gorgon?!
Repress Shipping Mid March
With this hotly anticipated two-disc package, Ishan Sound marks his return to the label where it all began, Peng Sound Records. Spread across two discs, this release packs no less than eight of his finest cuts from the depths of Ishan's legendary dubplate-bag.From start to finish, it's trademark Ishan Sound production and style, although the first two cuts on the second disc feature additional production by fellow Young Echo member 'Seb Gainsborough' aka Vessel.
Each of the tracks on this release lays down inimitable, surefire Bristol soundsystem material, another proud release from the label.
Saviour / Wickedness
Elemental Pt. 1 / Elemental Pt. 2
Kala / Kala Dub
Triplets Power / Dub Sativa