Trinidadian Deep - Dub Rockas EP
Release Date: 30th April 2021
As life and the world as we once knew it enters a new wave, Phuture Shock Musik continues apace with their first solo release of the year entitled ‘Dub Rockas’ EP, by none other than deep house maestro, Trinidadian Deep.
Widely known for his deeply spiritual and afro-leaning sound, the Brooklyn, NYC-based producer and DJ has remained a dominant force within the deep house sphere for over twenty years, and during this time has released work on a string of reputable labels, including Neroli, Deepblak, Shelter and Ron Trent’s Future Vision imprint, to name but a few.
Now surfacing on Bristol’s Phuture Shock for his latest 12”, Trini combines signature themes of Yoruba mythology, soundsystem culture and his native Caribbean roots, with hints of dub, soca and afro styles across three spellbinding house jams that form the ‘Dub Rockas’ EP. As you can expect from Trinidadian Deep, this is the highest order in hypnotic, tribal rhythms and lush, ocean-deep sonics that will touch the innermost depths of your mind, body and soul.
The A-side opens up with the mystical aura of ‘Dub Rockas’; a deep, percussion-laden roller, centred around a sturdy b-line made to rock up the dance, and as the title suggests is peppered with dub flourishes via heady dub chords, wailing dub sirens and soundclash vocal samples; whilst glistening organ solos of a tropical vibe slither gracefully between cantering soca-style beats that drives the riddim along to militant effect. Named after a low-key backstreet in North West London, ‘Euston Street’ follows next in a similar soundbwoy fashion as the A1 though with a brighter tone, where dense layers of afro percussion and jostling, semi-bruk rhythms prance in unity with a melange of Caribbean-flavoured woodwind licks, atmospheric pads and dubbed out synths; altogether topped off by a nimble display of gospel-tinged organ work that sears thru the track like wildfire.
a1. Trinidadian Deep - Dub Rockas
a2. Trinidadian Deep - Euston Street
b1. Trinidadian Deep - Cultured Roots