Released 7th July 2017
From the Italian DUB duo Babe Roots comes the group’s third vinyl release since their debut 7” last year on the Sardinian ROHS imprint which sold out in record time. Like the A-side’s artwork suggests (a photo of the Major League Baseball pitcher Doc Ellis famous for pitching a ‘no-hitter’ while on LSD), this record will take the listener on a trip. In classic Babe Roots fashion, each song was carefully crafted using traditional Jamaican dub techniques, blending 90’s Chain Reaction / Basic Channel atmospheres and UK trip-hop elements. Spiritual Connection / Brown Walls aims to be their strongest release yet. US-based label Visceral Vibrations teams up with Big Horn Sound (a sound system out of Las Vegas, NV) to provide a record worthy of any dub-head’s collection, presented on 12” vinyl and professionally mastered by Beau Thomas at TenEightSeven.
a1. Spiritual Connection (feat. Baba)
b1. Brown Walls Pt. 1
b2. Brown Walls Pt. 2
Released 17th June 2016
Visceral Vibrations, the US-based record label dedicated to pushing emotive, bass-led electronic music is back with its third music acquisition cataloged as ‘VV003’. With preceding releases to have received airplay on radio stations like Rinse.FM, it’s safe to say that the label is supported for sharing their take on progressive bass intelligence. Adolfo Ancona (24), more commonly known for his music under the Hysee moniker, moves around this realm, mostly between the 140-170 bpm mark. His music is a mixture of electronic / ambient music cultivated through a deeply organic and experimental approach. With past releases on imprints like Nord Label, Deep Heads, Samurai (Horo) and CX, this Italian-based producer is building a vast collection of bass material on both physical and digital formats. ‘Circular Dispute’ is an exploration that incorporates soft textures, mellow kicks and changes in bass pressure to convey mystical movement. The rigid half-time marker slowly fades in, turning circular pressure into a subtle roller that simply defies the rules of gravity. Hysee applies an even more intricate formula to ‘Isolator’, one that bends attentive low-end textures and minimalistic percussion through time and space. The way it travels, progresses and ends makes this production a groove on its own & an excellent add to ‘VV003’. Hysee’s last succession on the record strikes slowly but steadily; waves of deepening frequencies, mesmerising synths and arrhythmic choirs form the pendulum of his signature sound. This closing production allows listeners to drift off to another dimension or subconscious vibration. Visceral Vibrations’ third acquisition holds the talent of the Italian producer Hysee, who takes part in our lineage of forward-thinking bass music. With a review hosted by the trusted FatKidOnFire blog and airplay support by influential artists, we’re ready to present ‘VV003’ to the world.
Press release by Signalfire
a1. Circular Dispute
A – Proletarian Blues: A moody downtempo track in a two step flavour, haunting wind string based sounds coursing over the top of the hypnotic bass and snappy beat structure. An edgy atmosphere with a minimalistic quality, yet also retaining a very focused feel, head nodders beware you may snap necks to this one...
B – Nobody VIP: Makes use of vocal snippets at varying pitch, fused with controlled distorted synth sounds. The beats on this are again very snappy and crunchy - the energy this creates is uplifting with a touch of sideways melancholy thrown in for good measure - works well with the overall construction of the track.
For people who like downtempo two step vibes with a slight twist then it’s a no brainer really; a solid two track EP that will be right up your street, for the general collector give it a chance it may surprise you, but watch your necks.
(Aural Imbalance Review)
a. Flaccid Ashback - Proletarian Blues
b. Flaccid Ashback - Nobody VIP