With its deep and technoid sounds, Babe Roots serves the niche that has faded into the background Dubtechno. The sound of the Italian producer duo is reminiscent of publications by the genre pioneers Rhythm & Sound. In contrast, the relatively young project succeeds in catching reggae hooklines more often. On the first work of the same name, listeners discovered not only “Kunta Kinte” but also Burnings Spears “Jah nuh dead”. In addition, the songs do not lose themselves too much in repetitive stretching, nor do they disappear into insignificance after listening to them once. The great success of the debut LP in 2017 attracted a number of interested parties. In addition to the founders themselves, Mike Schommer, DB1, Felix K. and Forest Drive West now dismantle and interpret a total of five songs on the "Remixes EP". The latter two inflate the original works by a few minutes. Forest Drive West thins out in a minimalist way, while Felix K. drives brutally forward. Schommer's new creation is most successful: after half an eternity, almost agonizing white noise, the Deepchord co-founder lets the dogs off the leash - albeit leisurely. This EP brings together interesting excursions and approaches for all those who do not run away at the term techno. For use in the sound system, turntables should better use the original publication and heave babe roots out of the neglected niche. "Remixes EP" is available as vinyl or download on Echocord.
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At the moment I'm really lagging behind. I actually have time to listen to music all day. But somehow I don't get around to it that often. I save the explanation for this now.
This Babe Roots “Remix EP” ran through here a couple of times. Since I'm one of those people who don't run away with techno right away, I'm also for Dubtechno always open. Even if synthetic music will always play in the second division for me, I can still get excited about it. Especially when the sound goes as clean as I can
on this EP. Sometimes teams from the second division win against teams from the first division.
“Work Hard” certainly doesn't shine because of the bassline, but the groove still has something rebellious for me. The vocal snippets illuminate this technoDubTune and should manage to at least make it compatible for reggae fans. I like the voice very much but I come out again as a clueless at times. I don't know much about him but I guess Barry Brown. Can this be ? Anyway, I like the voice a lot.
“Sufferation Time” (Felix K) and JAH Nuh Dead were clearly my highlights on the EP. I especially like the “electronic percussions”. These two technoDubFor me, s combine the tingling elements of techno with the mystical atmosphere of Dub. Then there is Mike Schommer's magical “Bless Me”. The intro doesn't torment me in the least. On the contrary. The Kunta Kinte theme comes from a parallel universe, so to speak, and builds
a tremendous tension for me. It becomes fantastic when the bass starts to bubble slowly and “leisurely”. In addition, every now and then a little "Kunta Kinte" and a little reggae riddim. My buddy was also very impressed by this technoDub.
Overall, I really like all the noises and tones on this EP. Nothing is too flashy here or is overloaded with exaggerated action.
In addition, there is neither the - in the long run - monotonous ´Techno stamping "nor the often depressing stepper monotony
have a meaning. Both are well dosed and convince me all along the line.
The EP is suitable for me as spherical background music as well as for intensive enjoyment in a screened room, where nothing and nothing bothers you.
I like it ;-) (very good) ………………………… lemmi