Indica Dubs – Dub In The Ghetto 7″
Side A: Vibronics – Dub In The Ghetto
Side B: Vibronics – Downtown Dub
Dub in the Ghetto is the final shout this year from London based reggae label Indica Dubs. Available as a 7″ vinyl single and digital download, Dub in the Ghetto also features UK dub legends Vibronics. Vibronics have been weaving their dubby spells since the mid 90s on their own SCOOPS label and through their re-mixing and live work. Sukh the man behind Indica Dubs is a self confessed Vibronics fan, and it’s good to see that he has had the chance to collaborate with one of his influences. These collaborations do help to keep our reggae rich and diverse. Whether it’s 70s reggae legends, 80s dancehall superstars or 90s influential soundsystems, being able to link up for new releases breathes so much life into the music.
Dub In The Ghetto started life as Dread Paradise, and was given to Sukh as a dubplate at the start of this year and has featured on heavy rotation at his sessions. The track name was inspired by his summer tour of South America and the artwork features the distinctive style of Ras Mykha, again featuring inspiration from the ghetto favela style areas of South America.
The track features the Indica Dubs trademark high tempo steppas style, definitely great dancing music. It has a 70s TV soundtrack vibe to it, which never sounds cheesy but instead adds maturity to the overall sound. I do like lots of layers in my reggae and this ticks those boxes, the subtle echoes and detail in the sound contribute to another top notch single and another bullseye from Indica Dubs. Have a listen on SoundCloud and hear for yourself!
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