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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. PEPPERY: One By One (2016)

One By One Dirty DubstersThe latest single of Dirty Dubsters‘ excellent Special Request LP is the Peppery-featuring One By One – you know – the cut that alternates between bass-less dropouts and boom-heavy uptempo slabs of dub – that one. Anyway the single leads with the dancehall, dancefloor-friendly remix from Kormac. But what can he possibly have done to it to nice it up enough for batties to grind?
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SLEEPY WONDER: 24 Hours To Set It Off (2016)

24 HOurs To Set It Off Fort Knox Five Sleepy WonderFort Knox Five burst out of the stalls for 2016 with more energy than a roomful of toddlers and their first drop this year in the form of another single from their recent Pressurize The Cabin LP. This time it’s the turn of pumping skank 24 Hours To Set It Off featuring Sleepy Wonder and two big name remixes. First up is Deekline who goes for the big ravey builds and buzzsaw bass while
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DIRTY DUBSTERS: Special Request (2015)

Special Request Dirty DubstersRating: ★★★★★ And it’s yet another 5 star album this month. Well, you’d kind of expect that – the autumn release schedule vies with the spring one for busiest of the year, so the number of quality releases rises as the number of releases rises. Then there’s the fact that Dublin bashment bad boys Dirty Dubsters release nothing that hasn’t been through rigorous quality control – like second
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. RI RA & BLACKOUT JA: Back To Boom City (2015)

Back To Boom City Dirty DubstersBack To Boom City is the second single off Dirty Dubsters‘ forthcoming second LP Special Request due next month and once again unites boom-bap beats with dancehall touches. The lyric video for …Boom City adopts a Sin City neo-noir feel although with the focus on the ‘boom’ rather than the ‘sin’ obviously. Footage of grainy black and white backdrops, across which hard-boiled Irish rapper
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. CHIP FU & SCREECHY DAN: Big Sound (2015)

Big Sound Dirty Dubsters Chip Fu SCreechy DanRating: ★★★★★ They’ve been so busy with other people’s stuff on their Irish Moss label that it’s been a while since we’ve had any actual Dirty Dubsters material. Fear not though as they make a massive return with single Big Sound and news of a new LP – Special Request. And they’ve only got veteran NY reggae-hip-hop luminaries Chip Fu of Fu Schnickens and Screechy Dan on board some
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STEPPA STYLE: No Sound EP (2014)

No Sound EP Steppa StyleFans of cheap racial stereotyping will be disappointed to learn that here is a Russian dancehall artist who has passed up the opportunity to call himself Boris Banton and perform a po-faced, half-cut turn over an offbeat balilaika-powered riddim. Fans of good dancehall on the other hand will be pleased to find a rather decent Dirty Dubsters reggae version of See The World
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. DARK ANGEL: Ol Bongo Cart (2014)

Ol Bongo Cart Dirty Dubsters Dark AngelRating: ★★★★★ The latest from Dirty Dubsters features dancehall voice Dark Angel and goes by the title of Ol Bongo Cart. Ol’ what? Surely this track isn’t celebrating a horse-drawn means of transporting afro-cuban percussion instruments? Time for an email to the Dubsters. Except they don’t know what it means either. But they know a man who does. It transpires that ‘bongo cart’ (if
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DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. TURBULENCE: When The Road Calls (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ Good lord – er – I mean whagwaan? Who’s causing all that sonic bodderation and setting soundwaves in flux? Why it’s Turbulence of course, in the company of Ireland’s men-most-dub (i.e. the Dirty Dubsters) with the When The Road Calls EP. Said EP offers the very soulful digi-dub original plus remixes from King Yoof, Numa Crew, T.Kay and Zion Train which take in 140 bpm jungle, rolling dnb and wobble
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SUBTIFUGE feat. MR WILLIAMZ: Ganja Dadda (2013) (Dirty Dubsters remix)

Who’s your ganja dadda? I’m betting Mr Williamz thinks he is on the evidence of these lyrics – clearly generated by a staunch proponent of the ‘erb. Quite apart from the fact that he knows lots of names for it and seems to have smoked it in multifarious places in multifarious ways he appears to make the controversial claim that if you “Smoke ganja, you know ya live longer…an’ if ya tink I lie
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JOHNNYPLUSE & MO MATIC: Spread Out EP (2013)

On which Johnnypluse and Mo Matic heroically rein in their respective impulses to commit untold breaks mayhem proffering instead minimal spacey dub instro Spread Out. It’s a new direction that lasts all of one track after which restraint spreads out and scatters to the four winds as they deliver two steaming great dnb assaults in the shape of different mixes of the misleadingly titled Dubby Dub
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