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LONDON label World of Echo, the fledgling imprint which has emerged from the rather excellent record emporium of that name on Columbia Road, E2, has announced the second release in its nascent catalogue; with the prize of being 002 going to Mosquitoes’ Mosquitoes EP, a rather glorious, skeletal, no wave dub excursion on 10″, if …

COMPOSER-saxophonist Samuel Sharp – an artist who has mostly up to this point released his work under the nom-de-musique Lossy, and whose collaborative curriculum vitae includes live work with artists as diverse as Hackney Colliery Band, Brooklyn indie rock outfit Augustines, and the poet Hollie McNish, and studio session and remix work with Radiohead’s Phil …

THERE’S a real skeletal dub-funk groove, with this offbeat sway and disjuncture; on the one hand, it’s deep and smokin’, on the other, wiry and angular: very The Pop Group. The percussion underpins things, but has its own ideas; it’s busy with polyrhythms of its own, thank you very much. The real heart of the …

BREAKZ and bass old hands the Dub Pistols have announced the release of their eighth studio album, Addict, which Sunday Best Recordings will unleash on the dancefloor on September 11. And last week saw the release of a single, the ska cracker “Stand Together”, led by the vocal brilliance of Two Tone heroine Rhoda Dakar …

Hey, hey, hey! Fat Albert… Einstein in the house! For today’s edition of Behind The Boards, Backseat Mafia is joined by Fat Albert Einstein, the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and all-around sound maven. Fat Al’s catalogue is wide and deep, featuring aural enticements that range from bass heavy dub sounds to high desert, soothing ambient …

Big-beat sonic pranksters Dub Pistols are back with a cover of The Clash classic ‘Bankrobber’. The clip was made from individual band member contributions under lockdown, using their mobile phones, the final result only coming together at the mix in an editing suite. It’s a riot of reggae-dancehall vibes, bleeps and ragga rhymes; a perfect …

As part of our ongoing love of The Orielles, since they’ve released the Wrongtom Remixes of Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) taken from their recent, brilliant Disco Volador album – we’re happy to talk about it on Backseat Mafia. He’s taken the already brilliant track, traded in the disco indie feel and replaced it with …

African Head Charge, the combination of master percussionist Bongo Iyabinghi Noah and the maverick that is famed UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood, have been the subject of a reissue campaign since 2016. The latest release in the series sees an expanded editions of their 1990 masterpiece ‘Songs of Praise’, and 1993’s ‘In Pursuit Of Shashamane …

Based on the Mark Stewart classic and with a stellar range of guests including Stephen Mallinder, Anna Domino, Ghalia Benali, Tao Weiss, Julia Rovinsky, Yao Xu and the people of Wuhan China, Hysteria is the new single from UK producer Dub Mentor. True to his title, Dub Mentor has produced something that marries the influence …

Following on from their last single ‘Something Special / Why I (Discomix) (championed by the likes of David Rodigan, Huey Morgan & Don Letts) UK Dub outfit Resonators return with another fresh dubwise offering released on Wah Wah 45s. ‘Won’t Suffer‘ brings the smooth dub sound with all the elements of the genre played to …