Oh No? ‘Oh yes’ more like! This has been threatening to drop since back in the summer and I for one am grateful the wait is over. Essentially Dublin’s bass-iest, Dirty Dubsters (along with sometime collaborators – old school NY toaster Screechy Dan and dancehall chanteuse Whandah The Dainty Queen), rework elements of a rather well-known reggae classic into something of seismic proportions. Oh No manages to combine both an underground reggae dancefloor sensibility with an ear for a pop hook and a saxophone solo that doesn’t make you think of either Baker Street or that ridiculous oiled up dick with the ponytail at the start of eighties comedy/vampire flick The Lost Boys. A rare talent, I think you’ll agree. As if that’s not enough I even quite like all the remixes – some achievement, believe me, since one of them is a moombahton version.
(Out 30 January on Irish Moss)
DIRTY DUBSTERS feat. SCREECHY DAN & WHANDAH THE DAINTY QUEEN: Oh No EP (2012) + video