Repress Shipping - 25th January 2019
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The Green King Cuts family are back with the second instalment of the vinyl only record label’s catalogue. GKC providing a 4 track EP, deriving from reggae dub influences with newly Dubstep and grime sounds.
DE-TU (Chris Iona and Jevon Ives) are a London born and Bristol-based music producing Duo. Chris and Jevon, who attend University in Bristol, share the same love and knowledge for the reggae dub music and sound system culture. Both Chris and Jevon having released music digitally, on different named aliases, in the drum and bass, hip-hop circuit was only going to spur the pair on to experiment in music. DE-TU come to the surface, in 2016 with only the one sound cloud upload. This will be the pair’s debut release on any format. Bukkha (Evert) who is a music producer, originating from America but now living in Valladolid Spain, travelling the world, reflects in his sound and he is becoming one of the greats for the future.
The space in the mix between the bass and drums keeps the flow and rhythm and supplies the listener a nostalgic feel of deep meditation. The big hall reverbs of the snares and delays on the percussion create a rhythmic stepper pattern. The heavy 808 sub bass melody, is high-spirited and packs a weighty punch. Bukkha's remixes are made for the sound system dances, for people to dance because of the driving kick and baseline, urging the rhythmic pattern to never stop.
All four tracks take the listener on a journey through the influences, which has being made in the last 10 years for the dance. DE-TU and Bukkha are pivotal to the scene, driving forward the sound and love for the culture.
a1. Bun Down Babylon
a2. Bun Down Babylon (Bukkha Remix)
b1. Origination Dub
b2. Origination Dub (Bukkha Remix)
Released 25th November 2016
Ltd Vinyl Only release. With a vast new number of record labels surfacing during the ongoing resurgence of vinyl, it’s now up to Green King Cuts to bring its own history in dub-minded bass music. The CEOs Jake Hennessy and Liam Conway, who grew up together, will do what’s necessary to bring their values and those of their artists to a vinyl-only rundown – all for the love of sound-system music. The London born, Bristol based C-Side plays an important role in the first chapter of the label’s future outline. He has been focusing on the aesthetics of dubstep for years and is known for his enthusiasm within the whole creative process. The sound he blazons has overtaken international waters and now it’s time for his inaugural vinyl release. Its remixed by DEEP MEDi igniter Cessman, known for his anthemic collaboration with ‘King’ Kromestar called ‘Kalawanji’. The bass veteran and front-man of the Dubliminal imprint never fails to deliver a quality remix treatment that forms an ode to uplifting dub music. ‘Early Days Dub’ pays homage to the golden era of dubstep, containing hits of dubwise elements, a ruff bassline and the all but vital amount of delay. C-side explores the foundation of the music by incorporating a beautiful alto saxophone sting from a close friend that fuels the nostalgic feeling of old-school dub. The London born, Bristol based artist uplifts a vibe that comes close to system sound. Cessman blurs the original dub version with a lot of wet reverb and an even weightier bassline. All present elements swirl around its foundation freely, giving the solid percussion and vocal sample the right place in time. There’s no harm done when this built is played out loud in foggy basements. In fact it will bring forth the feeling of an old-school session purely for a skank & inner meditation.
a1. Early Days Dub
b1. Early Days Dub (Cessman Remix)