(This text has been machine translated.) Sometimes the time is just right. Then you need steppers. Especially now that you are stagnate at home and sound systems are in lockdown. "Tailored for the sound system, this EP is just waiting for the return of those evenings that we miss so much," writes Culture Dub, with which the French label speaks to me from the heart. By the way, we're talking about the EP "Dreadlocks on the Battlefield“Hammered together by Crucial Rob. The title fits perfectly, because we really hear the sound of the heaviest guns here. The French definitely don't take prisoners. The bass drum stoically stamps through the tracks and the bass hums in the background. Like shrapnel, synthetic sounds fly through the room everywhere, echo back from the walls and finally lose themselves in infinity. There are even small rudimentary melodies that float as synth plankton through the bass-heavy atmosphere. The real stars of these tracks, however, are the percussions. Virtually virtuoso you drive the beat in intricate patterns.
The EP features a total of nine tracks based on three rhythms. So there is: instrumental version, Dub 1 and Dub 2. Sounds minimalistic? It is, but it benefits the hypnotic effect of the EP massively. In short: Crucial Rob has sound systemDub Roger that. Dark, minimalist, hard, magical - that's how it has to be.
If you want to get to know Crucial Rob, take a look at this (somewhat lengthy) video portrait, which also clearly shows the context for which Rob's music is made.