If you follow us on the twitternets you probably already know how EXCITED (yes I used caps on purposes there) we are about Tectonic‘s forthcoming compilation which brings together 12 of dubstep’s finest producers with legendary Jamaican dub producer Scientist.
Coming out on December 6 and entitled ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ the compilation brings 12 unreleased tracks from the likes of The Bug aka King Midas Sound, Guido, Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Kode 9, RSD, Shackleton and more and sees them dubbed by Scientist – unleashing the full extent of his arcane knowledge and in the process realising a timely and historical link between one of dubstep’s founding inspirations and the sound’s homes in London and Bristol. It’s not just an exceptionally well put together and A&R-ed release (I mean it includes dubs like Mala’s ‘City Cycle’) it’s also a sonic tour de force, both on the original and Scientist dub versions. Lastly it’s also a great history lesson, showing the differences between dub and its European child in fascinating ways.
To celebrate the release Tectonic have arranged a UK tour with Scientist vs The Upsetters, Pinch, Mala and Loefah – who will be making a stop in London this Thursday for a special room 1 session at Fabric. Details and tickets here. The night runs 9pm till 3, tickets are Â£12.50.
In addition to this tour, Tectonic have also released two free tracks from the album via Topspin – the dubs of the King Midas Sound and Guido tracks. You can download the King Midas Sound dub via XLR8R and the Guido one below. We’ll also be doing a mini feature on the release for this month’s show – stay tuned for more on that. And you can expect us to be playing tracks from this for a while longer too. Oh and if you were sharp enough you may have heard previews on our inaugural Ustream this past weekend – you can hear a recording of it here, the Scientist previews are roughly 1 hour or so in I think.
That’s it for now, big thanks to Tectonic and Fabric for the freebies and let me say it again – this is the essential dubstep release of the year, if not the decade. Absolutely unmissable.
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