Seven Sins, the debut LP from one of the heroes of modern dub music delivers 2 discs of subsonic resonance and skanking grooves, even featuring a few welcome guest vocal performances. If Kaiju's other Deep Medi releases are anything to go by, this will surely vibrate a few stomachs and will continue dubstep on in the direction that it always should have gone.
8/10 Jamie Staff review, 16 August 2016
‘Seven Sins’ is the debut album from Jamie Schildhauer and Paul White’s Kaiju project, but you wouldn’t know it from listening alone. They have been on the modern dub scene since 2012, releasing a number of coruscating 12” singles for Osiris Music and latterly on their current home, Mala’s Deep Medi. Their edgy and soulful brand of dubstep sees a release on an ambitious and varied set of seven tracks, one for each of the gamut of deadly sins.
‘Envy’ is the first sin, the record opening with tropical sounds and mellow, rolling sub-bass with gorgeous aquatic pads and the sumptuous soul voice of Jack Gates. One for the head nodders and the smokers, it’s a good start. The warming rumbles of bass continue through next track, ‘Greed’, like a classic drum ‘n bass tune at half speed, cruising through with added plucked string samples. For gorging yourself on sushi to? The dread is turned up a notch or two on ‘Pride’, the bass ramped up to speaker-threatening levels.
‘Sloth’ slinks and slides along in its own sweet time, thank-you. It’s in no rush to move on to ‘Gluttony’, featuring labelmate Gantz who sounds like he overdid it on the cheesy wotsits this morning. ‘Wrath’ brings out the vengeful razor-sharp breaks to slice through all in its way. Finally, ‘Lust’ turns up the sultry heat with a vocal by Riya and helped by the Total Science boys. It just might be the most tempting of the Seven Sins on a sinfully fun ride.
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