Track: The Pop Group and Dennis Bovell, MBE drop ‘3:38’ ahead of next week’s collaborative heavy dub reworking of ‘Y’

The Pop Group's Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager, with Dennis Bovell (centre). Photographed by Chiara Meattelli

WITH their collaborative long player just a week away now, Bristol dub-punk collective The Pop Group and bass overlord Dennis Bovell MBE have dropped one final taster of Y In Dub, the rerub of The Pop Group’s era-defining 1979 debut Y.

Drill down bone deep below with the retake on “3:38”, the flip of The Pop Group’s fiery 1979 single “She Is Beyond Good and Evil”, broken right down to its component parts, brought back to a spectral dub life by a master. It’s dark and brilliant.

Y in Dub mirrors exactly the nine-track line-up of that 1979 debut album with the addition of that single, “She Is Beyond Good and Evil”/”3:38” – and, as you can hear, it’s heavyweight.

After celebrating Y‘s 40th anniversary reissue in 2019, with a rerelease from Mute, The Pop Group recruited Bovell to reinterpret the album after an extraordinary appearance at the band’s Rough Trade East Salon Y event, at which Dennis dropped astonishing live dubs of both sides of that 1979 single.

“Dub to me is the music of chance.  A teenage dream come true – at last – this one’s for the explorers.” says Mark Stewart.

The Pop Group’s Y in Dub will be released by Mute digitally, on CD and on cassette next Friday, October 29th, with the vinyl to follow on March 25th next year; order your copy now.

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