Abu Ama – Kufi Wood Art

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From the fringes of dub music, comes Abu AMA, an electronic producer from West Germany. The ambient textures on the track ‘Kufi Wood Art’ typify the kind of disorientating locked grooves that put you in an experimental place.

While released in August, the music couldn’t be more timely: “dedicated to all the refugees worldwide.”

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King Sighter – High Rank Something

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King Sighter aka Master of All lost his eye in a factory accident when he was 24 years old. He also gained a reputation for wearing his pirate/king suit in appearances and live performances.

Trojan Records originally released the album The One Eyed Giant in 1978, before getting a reissue from London based dub label Burning Sounds. Pretty epic release.

Favorite tracks: I’m Allright, Rising Star, and High Rank Something which you can stream below.

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Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande (Kick and Bass Mix)

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Mark Ernestus is a German rhythm and dub sound producer, known for his work as Basic channel and more recently, The Rhythm and Sound’s ‘See Mi Yah.’ He also opened the reknown Hard Wax record store in Berlin in 1989 to celebrate dub and reggae imports.

On the Yermande EP, Ernestus takes his goal of merging African and European sound further. You might have heard Thom Yorke play the bouncy ‘Yermande (Kick and Bass Mix)’ dub track on Benji B’s Radio 1 a couple weeks ago.

Learn more about the Ndagga Rhythm Force.


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Ash Walker Music – Dark Hour

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Ash Walker is right: ‘They do not now yet.’

The world is just getting a taste of this emerging talent out of London who is trying to revive the sounds of trip-hop that Massive Attack and Portishead pioneered in their heyday. His latest drop ‘Dark Hour’ continues his overall downtempo vibe.

Signed to underground dub label Deep Heads, known for a library of other tasty releases from label head Zed Bias, Walker released his debut album Augmented 7 last year. The album incorporated elements of dub, reggae, and downtempo all tied to a jazz tone.  Take a listen to the collaboration with soul singer Segilola below.

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PS. Walker’s music also sounds a bit like Smith & Mighty who released this dub-infused bombtune back in 1995.