Release Date: 28th August 2020
Dutch duo The Illuminated makes their debut on the lowlands Rotterdam based Dub Communication imprint. On the A side, featuring Vale's horns, you'll find 'Revolution' (previously known as Liberation). A shought after 120BPM dubplate stepper which ignites the dance each 'n every time.
Flip the 7" and you'll find that, with their signature sound, they remixed 'Hugh Dub' - originally by Blind Prophet, previously released on DUBCOM003V.
a1. The Illuminated - Revolution ft Vale
b1. Blind Prophet - Hugh Dub (The Illuminated remix)
Release Date - 3rd May 2019
170 bpm halftime dubwise style. Heavy basses, deep subs, breaks and reggae vibes sums up this hard hitting single by Champion Sound called "Warn Dem". With this track the trio makes their debut on the Dub Communication imprint. On remix duties we also welcome Halcyonic and G Roots to the label. Together with horn player Vale they twisted the original to a great remix for the B-side of DUBCOM005V.
a1. Champion Sound - Warn Dem
b1. Champion Sound - Warn Dem (Halcyonic & G Roots feat. Vale Remix)
Released 24th August
Crafted in the style of old school dancehall clashing, 'Veteran' is a mixture of classic heavyweight dancehall lyrics and a new school flow. The tune is set to be a timeless banger aiming to keep the dancehall massive rocking and swinging day and night. Inspired by the riddim and sounds of Blind Prophet, Clinton Sly is ready to run the sound system! Slowing down the tempo to 120bpm, Blind Prophet delivers a heavy dose of dubwise for the B-side. 'Hugh Dub' starts off with a mutated vocal and quickly drops into a tuff steppers riddim. A distorted bassline and thumping kick drive the track. Accompanied by plucked guitars, organ skanks and dub FX it's a sound system stomper for sure!
a1. Blind Prophet - Veteran (feat. Clinton Sly)
b1. Blind Prophet - Hugh Dub
Released 23rd March
After the first vinyl release (Analog Dub Sessions) Dub Communication is back on 7". This time Frenk is using his Korg MS20 to lay down an analog 'Militant Dub' bass foundation. Creating subs, stabs and catchy melody lines. A live played Melodica, dipped in spring verbs, adding a human touch to the mix. Futhermore we got atmospheric chords and heavy drums rhythms, as we know, Frenk likes to produce. For the B side, there's a heavy remix from Belgium dub producer Digid. His signature bass growl takes over, filtering and phasing through the audio spectrum. He adds more weight to the drums and new melodies on top. From the half time to the steppers rhythm as Frenk took it the other way around.
a1. Militant Dub
b1. Militant Dub (Digid Remix)
Released 16th December 2016
Dub Communication: A new label with a mission to push the sound of Dub music. Focussing on the more electronic variants from Dub Techno to the modern day Steppers. For the first release, DUBCOM001V, we have a 7" containing 2 tracks from Frenk Dublin. Founder of this new label as well as the founder of Dubstep Rotterdam Records. 'Analog Dub Sessions' is where Frenk's music hits vinyl for the first time, while he's using analog synths to come up with some catchy, unique basslines. In both tracks the stepper riddim provides a solid groove, a deep 4 x 4 kickdrum, halftime phasing and reverbing snares, offbeat snares for a polyrhythmic feel and hi-hats for some steady top end while the chords and FX sounds are completing the mix and applying even more depth and texture. 2 unique sound system bangers!
a1. Voltage Controlled Dub
b1. Low Frequency Oscillation