Release Date: 29th May 2020
Our first release in 2020 is coming from Toni Wobble, who is providing four versions in a heavyweight Dubwise Style.
The Leipzig based dub enforcer is one of the founding members of Plug Dub Soundsystem. He is also running the solar powered Sunplugged Soundsystem, to prove that he can create his music on his speakers with responsible generated electricity. Besides dubbin' it up behind the control tower, his second home is the Knagge Studio were Toni is producing some fine reggae and stepper riddims to dub them in an original dubplate style with a 32 channel analog mixing desk and eight magical Effects on each of them. Toni is also presenting his sounds in a live context and Soundsystem Sessions.
This record showcases four heavy tunes by Toni Wobble who mark his diversity as a musician and producer as well his dub mixing skills that bring his productions into the next dimensions. Fresh riddims that hailing to the roots, superb sample-ism, deep atmospherics plus nuff wobble and bass are waiting to get unleashed on this limited 12” record. Are you ready to explore the wobble on this
far out dub excursions? Because these cuts will show you how DUB COME STRONG!
For the ultimate sound experience, all tunes on this record are mastered by LXC of alphacut, so you know this gonna be a blast, we highly recommend to enjoy this record on a heavy Soundsystem.
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The Artwork is inspired by Toni's Studio and comes handstamped on every record, which is limited to 300 copys worldwide.
a1. Toni Wobble - Like A Fish
a2. Toni Wobble - Dub Under Pressure
b1. Toni Wobble - Selfmade Underground
b2. Toni Wobble - Dub Like Water (Senor C)
Release Date: 6th December 2019
In March 2018 Blackwood Soundsystem hosted a dubplate session with King Alpha and Fikir Amlak in Lahr (Germany). Fikir Amlak voiced a dubplate called “Ancient Man” for Tree Of Life Soundsystem on the “Harder Than The Rest Dub”, a heavyweight version of Culture’s “Holy Mount Zion” from 1978.
This dubplate marks the birth of the “Tree Of Life Sessions”. The raw dubplate material was sent to T-Jah to get the final mix. He was inspired by the lyrics and the art of singing so that besides mixing fyah hot dubplates he produced an own version of “Ancient Man”, which is featured here with two additional dubs.
The song’s trademark sounds are the playful erhu theme, a bansuri flute and a kalimba that create the unique atmosphere of the tune.
Later Fikir Amlak also rerecorded his tune “Ekos”, another King Alpha production, for Tree Of Life Soundsystem. This time Clive Chin’s & Errol Thompson’s “Extraordinary Version”, based on “Ordinary Man” by Lloyd Parks, builds the foundation for the dubplate. Again T-Jah cut an own version inspired by the original clavinet melody from 1972. T-Jah invited some guest musicians to spice up the tune. The guitars were played by the Dub Shepherds. Hazel Dub added sweet melodica vibes to the dubby second mix. Plug Dub Soundsystem’s own Señor C recorded a mystical flute that echoes throughout the final version of the record.
a1. T-Jah meets Fikir Amlak - Ancient Man
a2. T-Jah - Ancient Dubwise
a3. T-Jah - Dubman
b1. T-Jah meets Fikir Amlak - Ekos
b2. T-Jah meets Hazel Dub - Melodica Ekos
b3. T-Jah meets Señor C - Flute From Ancient Time
Release Date: 29th March 2019
Back in 2015 we released the Pantherkatze for the very first time on our limited Social Sounds From Planet Dub CD. First time we listened to that monstrous tune by T-Jah and Kuriooki, we instantly felt in love with it. Surely we knew, if we ever start a label, this tune gonna be one of our first releases. We infected the two dubheads from Chemnitz with this idea.
Now, for our second vinyl release we can present to you a brand new version from that already classic Pantherkatze tune, which enters the gate with some rumbling basslines, hypnotizing skanks and nuff dubwise business. Dangerous like the path of a black panther, this tune surely makes it to any soundsystem session this summer. If the heavy T-Jah & Kuriooki tune is not enough for you, you'll find a killer version on the flipside by another german dub don called Jah Schulz, who already mashed some baldheads with his great releases on Railroad Records.
a1. T-Jah & Kuriooki - Pantherkatze
b1. T-Jah & Kuriooki - Pantherkatze (Jah Schulz Remix)