Nubian Dub b​/​w Warning Dub

by Alter Echo & E3

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These are genre-defying tracks of immense power, depth, and detail, steeped in sound system mythologies while staking a claim to a piece of the unwritten future. This is a sonic world where dub effects feel sentient - echoes and reverbs spin DNA through their chains, creating alien flora and fauna as they go. Studio kinda cloudy, yes, with strange gasses and vapor suffusing the herb smoke.
Nubian Dub is a stripped, anthemic 140-dub tune that pummels with space and rocks with spectral energies. A rough dubplate mix of the track circulated amongst a lucky few last year. Lost for a time in a badman version excursion, Alter Echo emerged and the finished mix is now ready to reveal. A haunting 'oud figure floats above the bedrock of a massive half-step riddim, while shards of percussion, voice, test tone, and effects that seem to breathe swirl in the space between them.
Warning dub’s bunker-busting riddim is dragged along by a mutant Jammy-style baseline that lurches and blasts into unheard territories, parting thick, alien atmospheres with relentless fader- rocking forward motion. Fevered cyborg consciousness, half-mulched sound-system tapes, desert flutes, and strange feral things just out of sight... Warning is both an existential reminder that in this life “anything can happen...” and a classic soundboy-challenge to any that might try to test this behemoth of a sound. *Album artwork by the inimitable Tracy Harrison aka Polygon Press.


released April 7, 2014



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Alter Echo Portland, Oregon

Alter Echo (AKA Sound Secretion, Josh Derry) is a dub scientist of the highest order. AE has collaborated with DJ Spooky, Lee Perry, Mad Professor, Scientist, Twilight Circus, Dr. Israel, Systemwide and countless others. Alongside E3, he was one of the founders of world-renowned future-dub label BSI Records, and has releases on a number of labels and has played music festivals around the world. ... more

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