Double 12" £11.49 MEDI029
double 12\" on Deep Medi.
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This is the second release on Mala's Deep Medi label from V. Shadra, and is four tracks on heavyweight vinyl accompanied by a 45 minute mix CD (THIS CD IS NOW SOLD OUT, sorry!) which includes all four tracks plus a ton of dubplates. Opener 'Feel It' is PROPER dubstep. No cookie cutter stuff here, just the purest, huge bass machinations with spiritual vocal sample, trance inducing tablas and all out interstellar good vibes with all the hallmarks of ace early to mid-period DMZ. A swift flip over to 'Grandfather Clock' which has a metronomic ticking that prepares for a rolling mid-tempo burner that is total fuckin' class. This one is on a wee bit of the techy side; with repetitive hi-hats low in the mix and a sort of dual bassline/ synth attack, complete with reverbed clock dongs. This has all the elements of a crucial smoke filled 2AM floor filler. I'm really digging this guys warm and full production sound, he's totally nailed it. A subtle track which is astonishingly infectious. Like Bob Marley once said: "When the music hits, you feel no pain". Onto the second plate with 'Motherland' with its fairly minimal construction and Indian vocal sample. Again the tablas appear and build towards a spacious breakdown before the bass kicks back in for some stare out your toes meditative bass worshiping complete with some endless delay added to the vocals and atmospherics. 'Strategy' is a dub techno/ garage hybrid of supreme brilliance. An enchanting feel-good odyssey that ticks all the boxes. It makes me think of what Kevin Saunderson and Maurizio might have come up with in some fantasy scenario where they worked within a shuffling melodic garage template. One of those tunes which really makes me want to start punching the air in slow motion. When I put thee first slab of vinyl on my 1210 there was so much static on there, that it literally hoovered up a zillion micro-fibres from my slipmat and I had to get thee trusty magic brush out. Annoying, but like my misbehaving children, my love for this doublepack is unconditional. Magnetic dub of the highest order > Meditate on bass weight indeed!
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