Release Date: 6th October 2017
Full force photosynthesis - Foamplate’s Plantpower Records is back for another round. The second installment, catalogued ‘PLANTPOWER002’, welcomes the brilliant duo out of Slovenia by the name of DubDiggerz. Themselves already having had critical acclaim with their recent debut on venerated label GourmetBeats and repeated support by tastemakers such as J:Kenzo, Rinse.FM - the double-trouble delivers botanical vinyl grooves bathed in capsaicin - hot!
Starting off with the A-Side’s ‘Spear Dub’ - the murky atmosphere presents itself lateral to an archaic snare-esque percussion element. Loitering alongside a steady kick drum, the arrangement leaps and hurls itself against the shattered soundscape. Supremely dubbed, only the most essential elements remain in unequalled quality. Tending to the low frequency content, a cutthroat bassline deserts its superfluous upper harmonic content, leaving the mid-range free to be swept around by atmospheric echoes, reverberations and alterations thereof, continuously changing their tone ever so tastefully - a living, breathing entity.
‘InTemi’ - a title as mystical as its corresponding music. Entranced by the unadulterated weight of being swept into the spooky low-end upheaval, keen listeners will find themselves hypnotized by alluring melancholy, embalmed in space. Metallic lead stabs propel their anguish as the percussive movement speeds up its pace. Meaningful vocal chants tremble through a thunderous cut, expertly woven into the dreadful soundscape DubDiggerz mean to summon. Arranged as a journey, the flipside of ‘PLANTPOWER002’ smoothly travels from scenery to scenery, with relentless sub oscillations as its steady companion.
This release has been mastered by Jason at Transition Mastering.
a1. Spear Dub
Released 14th October 2016
After Foamplate’s recent successes in the foggy basements of the UK, as a dubstep DJ / producer, and having received the opportunity to release dubs on accredited record labels such as V.I.V.E.K’s System Music, Sleeper’s Crucial Recordings & Donga’s Well Rounded Records, the London based musician believes it’s time for a new course of action inside his music career. The producer, known for his dark, dubby dubstep, is ready to take on the challenge of operating his self-established wax & digital outline entitled Plantpower Records. It will turn his music and that of like-minded musicians into physical records: music that should be played on a real sound system. ‘PLANTPOWER001’ echoes a selection of two militant cuts that holds the fundamental frequencies of Foamplate’s interpretation of sound system music. His first 12-inch record on the label resembles his notorious, loosened take on the system sound, which exhales hypnotic FX treatment and the lowest pitched bass notes.
b1. Deadly Habit