A1 – Thriller: Ok here we go with Richie Phoe’s dubbed out version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Instantly recognizable riffs and melodies from the original track and reimagined in a dub framework. A thunderstorm leads the remake out and horror esc giggles and laughs add to the feel from the original version. The live bassline that obviously follows on where the original left off, is accompanied with quality dub stabs and space echo fx. The percussion on the rework is groovy and has a more modern feel to it with crisp snares and tappy hats. A cool version of this very popular and well-known track has been reworked to great effect.
B1 – I want’ a do something freaky to you: Right well the title is dodgy but this track is certainly not. Again this has been a dub reskin and based upon the original track of the same name by Leon Haywood. The riff has been reconstructed with a dub piano and sounds cool with the familiar space echo delay fx that is synonymous with reggae and dub music. Oscillating support sounds hold up the main lead stab to great effect. This is all held together with a roots n culture dub percussion that screams quality. All you dub heads out there should definitely drop in on this piece of wax even just based on this track alone.
a1. Richie Phoe - Thriller
b1. Richie Phoe - I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You