Of the many curators documenting the dubstep and dubwise sounds in 2016, few do it better than J:Kenzo. With Artikal Music UK, we are treated to the finest in 140-170bpm bass music from a variety of the genre’s most talented producers. But it’s Lion Charge Records, the imprint that’s been leading the resurgence in dub and dubwise music that has really captured the attention of fans the world over.
J:Kenzo recently decided to move into the much-coveted territory of the 7”, pressing quality steppers from the likes of Digid, Sound Control and D-Operation Drop onto the smaller vinyl format. This April, the third LIONCHG7 release thrown is to be unleashed from the lion’s den, contributing to one of the toughest back catalogues in bass music.
LIONCHG7003, features the talents of J.Robinson WhoDemSound, who’s been long known for his dubwise efforts, alongside the legendary Cessman (no introduction necessary) & K Man (the Phantom). If you love a dubwise high and vibe, this trio has created a release you’ll need in your collection…
The confident 4×4 kick pattern forms the backbone of J.Robinson, Cessman & K Man’s A-side, entitled Ramsgate. It’s an addictively simple creation – a pure and spacious groove supported by an anthemic horn, rumbling bassline and clattering percussion. With its subtle dub effects and gold, red and green-tinted riffs, LIONCHG7003‘s A-side is an epic stepper for the upcoming summer – one that brings light to even the darkest of souls.
The B-side (J.Robinson WhoDemSound’s dub version) is a slightly more psychedelic affair; one for the more adventurous types out there who love loose rhythms and a thicker dub sediment to conquer.
With its additional reverb, delayed horn section and drum hits, the J.Robinson WhoDemSound dub puts a more digidub spin on the original – without losing its vibe or message.
With the latest 7” from Lion Charge, J:Kenzo’s once again cataloging the best in class. J.Robinson WhoDemSound, Cessman and K Man have created an absolute beauty – one that’s going to be lighting up the dance throughout the rest of the year and well into the future beyond.
Peace, love and respect.