I've been overwriting for so long now Dub and I'm still surprised by productions that really catch me without my being able to say exactly why. At least that's how I feel with the new EP "Brutal tide“ (Dub Records) by Simba Kahn. At first glance, three simple Steppers productions (+ three versions). Digital and just like my dear co-authors of the Dubblog they don't like. But for me the EP is in permanent rotation. Why? I'll try an explanation: 1. I love the dynamics and timing of the beats. I can't keep my head still while listening. Somehow the groove fits my inner rhythm completely. 2. The polyrhythm of the percussion fascinates me. No way, "simple steppers-stamping"! Various rhythm structures lie on top of each other and combine to form a fascinating, complex, simple pattern. 3. The sound system atmosphere brings me to my most beautiful Dub-Memories off. This is Mukke, which was written for dark nights and tall speaker towers - and for hundreds Dubheads who skank in their rhythm. Oh yeah, who is Simba Khan anyway? I would have to go to an Indian Dub-Producers typed. In fact, he lives in Belgium, where he is a member of the Islanders Sound System. You have to keep an eye on the man.
5 responses to "Simba Khan: Brutal Tide"
... but the album cover is very nice!
What strange times!
I didn't think that my favorite pastime (hanging out) would become the “leitmotif” for all of humanity. But now that "the army of 12 monkeys" is up to mischief, that seems to be really the best.
This is not at all a pleasure for me. Except occasionally ;-)
To the last three DubI could write the same thing for everyone. I don't think that's really bad, but fascination feels different. I slowly believe more and more that it is always better when several or many musicians are involved in a piece of music, because that naturally releases more ideas and perspectives and then makes the whole thing appear much more lively. If you're not a bass player, it would be good to have someone on the team, even if he only programs the bassline. Or you just keep repeating the classics and that's always right, at least for me.
So now I have again described "through the flower", which I would like to see different basslines than those that were on offer here in the last three albums.
But as I said, I don't think that's bad either, but I'll continue to look for other asteroids in the DubLooking for cosmus, which then hopefully draw a long tail with them, which I can often get intoxicated with.
Something like that, I wanted it now ,,,,,,,,,,,, well you know ;-) ………………… .. lemmi
"I am slowly becoming more and more convinced that it is always better when several or many musicians are involved in a piece of music, because that naturally releases more ideas and perspectives and then makes the whole thing appear much more alive."
bloody well right, lemmi.
I can basically agree with that too. But Johann Sebastian Bach also wrote everything himself ...
Sorry if that sounds bitchy but exceptions almost always confirm the rule. Actually I just want to "tease" a little and point out again that his works were and are mostly covered by a fairly large "band". If that's not true at all, I'll be even "bolder" and ask very meanly,
who is actually JS Bach?
I expressly distance myself from all reggae and DubFans, so that these respectable people do not end up in the same drawer as me. As unqualified as I have expressed myself here “with full awareness” DubFans usually don't.
Nevertheless, I have as DubFan allowed to express my disregard for most of the classical works of the ancient composers. Laaaangweilig to go no longer I feel their music. But here, too, there are the exceptions ……… And I don't think that's good either Dubs can do (AbdR), because I am also of the firm conviction that you need a good rhythm to end up with a good one Dub to have.
Okay, if that doesn't sound at all amusing, just delete it.
I'm going back in the gate ……………… lemmi