Dub Archive

After all that New Order (and I could go on I’m sure) it’s time for a change of pace and style. Andrew Weatherall has uploaded another edition of his R.G.C. Archive Hour and it’s another dub special. Opening with Sly and Robbie with Bunny Lee and running through to The Disciples via Mad Professor, Joe Gibbs and the wonderfully named song Drugs Is A Ting by Bush Chemist.

A Dub Tribulation – Sly & Robbie Vs. Bunny Lee
African Child (Dubz) – Sly & Robbie Vs. Bunny Lee
C.T.U.F.B – Sound Iration
Drugs Is A Ting – Bush Chemist
Rockfort Rock (Version) – Teamworks
Willow Tree (Dub) – Linval Thompson and the Revolutionaries
Whenever You Need Me (Dub) – Cornell Campbell
Dub Service – Mad Professor
Kunte Kinte The African Warrior – Mad Professor
Ghetto Pace – Mad Professor
Walls Of Jericho – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
Revenge – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
World Of Dub – The Revolutionaries
Natural Dub – Lidj Incorporated
The Message – The Disciples

To The Sea

Another day another Weatherall post. This one is an hour and ten minutes mix of songs about the sea. The Convenanza festival has moved this year from Carcasonne to Sète  and its Theatre by the Sea, hence the mix’s theme.

1. An Ocean Only You Can See / Ian William Craig
2. Atlantis / Deuter
3. Soft Ocean / The Kramford Look
4. An Ocean Goitia Deitz
5. Atlantic Postcard / The Holydrug Couple
6. Ocean Strings / Reverso 68
7. The Sun And The Sea / Barry Adamson
8. Sea The Swell / Talmun Shud
9. Sight On Sea / Magical Ring
10. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch / Music By Pinkunoizu
11. Life By The Sea [ Peel Version ] / The Names
12. Oceans / A.C.R.
13. Deep Sea / Kurt Vile
14. Sea Of Love / Like A Tim and Gina V.D’Orio
15. Sea Song / The Unthanks

And in a seemingly non-stop procession of output Weatherall and Nina Walsh’s Woodleigh Research Facility have contributed a track to a box set celebrating twenty five years of SOMA. This is a lively, thunderous and messy piece of acid.

Bonjour

Bonjour mes amis- we got back from France late last night following a Dean Cassidy style drive across France and England. You’ll be pleased to know that Bayonne, deep into the south west of France, Basque country, is proudly anti-fascist. While I was away news came through of a new Andrew Weatherall solo album, Qualia, due in September on Hoga Nord and a two track dub 12″ at the end of August. This song is a trailer for the album- twinkling synths, krauty beats, and a voice saying ‘hello’.

And also while I was enjoying the sun, the moules, the frites, the vin, another Music’s Not For Everyone appeared. Plenty of catching up to do.

Steppas Delight

Let’s start the week- I was going to say working week but it’s not a working week for me, I’ve finished for the summer- with an hour’s worth of Mr Weatherall playing dub , all salvaged from the Rotters Golf Club. This is volume 7 in the R.G.C. Archive Hour and is wall to wall Jamaican goodness.

The picture is a page from ID magazine, a dj five way split with Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, Darren Emerson, Fabi Paras and Andrew Weatherall. Weatherall (bottom right, face obscured by a 7″ single) describes his occupation as ‘trainspotter’ and claims to be working on ‘a pop long player’.

Steppas Delight
Open Troppen – Mad Professor
No Love (Version) – Team Works
River Jordan – Dub Dynasty
Macky Lane Rock – Mr Dynamic All Stars
No Idiot Dub – King Tubby
Chalice Man Dub – Sly & Robbie And The Revolutionaries
Grounation Rock – Adashanti I
Mystic Electro Harakiri – Pecker
The Grunwick Affair – Dennis Bovell
Cool Stepping – The Simeons
Mack At Control – The Simeons
Dub Signs – Alpha & Omega
Dubbing In Angola – Pablo Moses
International Treaty – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
Majestic Dub – Joe Gibbs & The Professionals
African Boat Man – Mix Man

Hall Of Mirrors

Oh look! More new Andrew Weatherall remixes. Two of them, this time reworking London band The Early Years, makers of experimental, drone, motorik music using guitars and synths. I’ve posted them before. Weatherall turns in a pair of remixes, each one long and expansive, with melodies and noises and machine rhythms. The first one is lighter, hypnotic and more playful, the second darker and foreboding but with a nice piano break to let some daylight in.

Elsewhere on the ep Andy Bell of Ride and XAM get stuck in. It’s out now, four track vinyl at your usual vinyl emporium or download at Sonic Cathedral. All four remixes are on the player below.

July’s Not For Everyone

No sooner have I listened to the monthly Music’s Not For Everyone, re-listened to it, sought out various songs and then spent some money than Weatherall’s back with another edition and the whole cycle begins again.

Contains the following- King Tubby, Jon Hopkins, John Foxx, The Flaming Stars, new Woodleigh Research Facility, Maximum Joy, Odeon and Benni. And much more besides.

Three Piece

Andrew Weatherall must have been going without sleep recently given his prolific remixing output. Here’s three new ones for your Thursday.

This one is a weird, frantic, dubby thing with scratchy guitar and yelping, not a million miles from The Slits. It’s not The Slits though, it’s The Orielles, out on Heavenly. This is Part 2, so there must be a Part 1 somewhere too. I’ll keep you posted.

This is the Mix 2 of of Balearic Queen Nancy Noise’s Azizi’s Dance, following Mix 1 which I posted last week- subtle and spacey with some snatches of conversation just out of earshot and rather nice.

Finally, Weatherall has turned in not one, not two, not even three, but four different remixes for Swiss pioneers Yello, all different versions of the track Frautonium from their new album. This one has bleeps and noises and glides about the place.