For this limited reissue, the original artwork has been inverted served on white reversed board sleeve, hand screenprinted by Bathtub Prints.
Pressed on to 180gsm vinyl, for maximum long-player depth and dynamic.
a1. Dubkasm - Dub Void
a2. Dubkasm - Seven Times Seven
a3. Dubkasm - Play I Some Dub ft. Tena Stelin
a4. Dubkasm - Beto's Yard ft. Ras Addis
a5. Dubkasm - There Is A Dub ft. Christine Miller
a6. Dubkasm - 135 Orange Street
b1. Dubkasm - Woodsman Dub
b2. Dubkasm - Last Tune
b3. Dubkasm - Memories of Xylon ft. Lidj Xylon
b4. Dubkasm - Transform I&I ft. Ras Bernardo
b5. Dubkasm - Hail Jah In Dub
b6. Dubkasm - This Man Was Born There ft. Dub Judah
Release Date: 21st August 2020
The first release on DJ Stryda’s Sufferah’s Choice label features two exclusives from the pen of the legendary Nick Manasseh. Side A opens with the deep and heavy ‘Babylon Outside’. A tightly-coiled bass line underpins energetic percussion and a siren that wails into the night. Followed by a dub in the traditional style, it’s raw, driving power and statue-toppling weight perfectly capture the frantic time we are living in. A straight-up soundsystem classic.
The b-side ‘Brexit Blues’ is topical in an entirely different way. Featuring reggae virtuoso Charlie Nightdoctor (famous for backing Little Roy and for the classic UK dub LP The Herb) on lead guitar, it’s a unique, mournful and meditative piece. Its haunting glockenspiel and organic instrumentation evoke late nights in smoke-filled rooms, and captures the melancholy of the UK establishment’s decision to cut itself off from Europe - a decision Manasseh campaigned tirelessly against.
Mastered on 1/2” tape at Star Delta studios, with stylish label art by Joshua Hughes-Games, the first Sufferah’s Choice 12” is a landmark release.
a1. Nick Manasseh - Babylon Outside (part 1)
a2. Nick Manasseh - Babylon Outside (part 2)
b1. Nick Manasseh - Brexit Blues