A heavy dubwise show tonight…kicked off with Darryl Jenifer (of Bad Brains) excellent new “In Search of Black Judas” (on ROIR). Following this up was the fine new “System Shakedown” from Dubmatix, plus new tracks from Uffe, Cherine Anderson, Taj Weekes & Adowa, and Eljai.
Starting off tonight’s dubwise journey was the new Echo Beach: 30 Years Anniversary Remixes. This was followed by new releases from Lee “Scratch” Perry (“Revelation” on Megawave) and Natacha Atlas (“Mounqaliba” on Six Degrees). Also, tonight the very good new rootical release “Before the Dawn” from Buju Banton.
Two excellent new releases debuted in the Echo Chamber tonight: Horace Andy’s “Serious Times” (minor7flat5) and Dubmatix’s “System Shakedown” (Renegade Media). Also, the fine compilation “Dub Rising Vol. 1” from the Kingdub.com site (available for free), Thievery Corp.‘s new retrospective “It Takes a Thief”, and some new dubs from Vibration Lab. And, though we’ve featured excerpts from it for months, tonight we finally had the entire excellent “Revelation Congo” (Jah Urban Sound /Springline) album from The Manor.
Wow…another bonanza week of new releases. First up was the dubwise worldwide trip that is Jah Wobble’s “Welcome to My World”. Followed this with “Best of Deep Root” which covers Deep Root releases 01-031. More new releases from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (“Live Up!! Vol.2”), Dubblestandart (“Chrome Optimism Remixes”), Jah-N-I, Clinton Fearon (“Mi Deh Yah”), Duck, Blue King Brown, and more…
Once again we camped out at the Dub Club Tiki Bar for the annual “Echo Beach” dog days of summer special. This is a bit different kind of Echo Chamber — as we actually played some rock ‘n roll: that twangy, instrumental surf rock (from the likes of the Ventures and the Del-Tones). Then, once the martinis were well shaken, we got into some soul and funky R&B. Things were really cookin’ and the Tiki Bar was heavy with kali smoke. So we cooled things down with a variety of lounge, world, and swanky jazz…and a bit of electro dub.