Al Dubb Meets Citizen Sound - Praises In The Dance (Ft. Brother Culture) / Wa Do Dubb (Ft. Ammoye)
This new Irie Ites 7” is a guaranteed BOMB. From the crew that brought you Dubmatix featuring the legendary MC Ranking Joe and more recently a tough RSD (short for ‘Rob Smith Dub’, Bristol dubstep stylie) remix (fast forward to 2:22 if you want to hear just the RSD part), comes a riddim just in time for the appearance of the UK sunshine. It’s the prominent wobble bass on the ‘Wa Do Dubb’ cut that does it for me.
Citizen Sound + Aldubb = Party music with upbeat fiyah!
Fellow label signee Mighty Howard (check out his cut on the Rough Out Riddim along with Hornsman Coyote, IIM005) offers a revealing insight into ‘Wa Do Dubb’s’ success:
“The tempo is faster, the bass is deeper and the context is different, but the raw energy and signature melody of Eek-A-Mouse’s ‘Wa Do Dem’ has been preserved in this new recording. Ammoye lives up to the challenge using her sweet voice and powerful delivery while Citizen Sound & Aldubb as producers are just as talented and innovative now as Junjo and Joe Gibbs were in their time.”
Couldn’t have put it better myself! Ammoye’s voice is indeed powerful, but not too masculine like some of the other Sistren pon the reggae circuit (I mention no names for fear of gettin duppy!)
As for vocalist Brother Culture on the flip, he really doesn’t need any introduction. He’s worked with big boys Mungo’s Hifi, but for me, the biggest tune he’s offered his services to has to be ‘Turn The Tide’ on the Dubterror EP. Flobare, you’ll remember this one, twas your first time pon the mic!