Monday, September 22, 2008
Dub Gabriel is one of the unsung pioneers of global fusion. He has been mixing up sounds from the middle east and Jamaica with dub and hip hop since the mid 90's on his many releases on the Wordsound and Baraka Foundation labels and through his legendary Brooklyn Massive club nights. For many years he was one of the nexus points for a thriving underground Brooklyn scene that produced a lot of very influential, genre defying music. I have long admired and enjoyed his work and was excited when he moved over here to the Bay Area. Gabe has just released a new album called Anarchy & Alchemy on his own "Destroy All Concepts" label and I think it is one of the strongest things he has ever done. Effortlessly covering a wide range of styles, from pounding dance-hall dub to Michael Stipe singing a cover of a classic tune from the band Suicide, Anarchy & Alchemy is the work of an artist that has always stayed on the cutting edge of the music scene. Check out the free track that Gabe has been gracious enough to let us share and dig deeper into the full release to experience its full scope and power.
DUB GABRIEL IS BACK! AFTER HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 2005 ALBUM BASS JIHAD WHICH RECEIVED STELLER REVIEWS IN SUCH PUBLICATIONS AS BILLBOARD, XLR8R, WIRE, PASTE AND COUNTLESS OTHERS AND CHARTED IN THE TOP 10 CMJ NEW WORLD RADIO CHARTS.
THIS TIME HE BRINGS TOGETHER AN ALL-STAR CAST WHICH INCLUDES LEGENDARY ARTISTS SUCH AS MICHAEL STIPE (REM), SAMI YAFFA (NEW YORK DOLLS) AND SOME OF THE HOTTEST ARTISTS IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC TODAY SUCH AS YO MAJESTY (DOMINO RECORDS), MARK PISTEL (MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO), DR. ISRAEL, JUAKALI, JAH DAN & MANY OTHERS.
RECORDED OVER THE SPAN OF 2 YEARS IN NEW YORK, BERLIN, PARIS, AMSTERDAM, RIO AND SAN FRANCISCO,..
ANARCHY & ALCHEMY HAS ALREADY GENERATED A MASSIVE BUZZ WITH SUCH PUBLICATIONS AS NEW YORK MAGAZINE & PITCHFORK WRITING ABOUT THE ALBUM WITHOUT ANY SOLICITATION TO PRESS AND BEFORE THE ALBUM WAS SLATED TO COME OUT.
"THE CROSS CULTURAL FUSION IS A PHILOSOPHICAL MASTERPIECE"-XLR8R
"A TOP PRODUCER IN THE ELECTRONICA SCENE" -ALL MUSIC GUIDE
"ENOUGH BASS POWERED PROPULSION HERE TO KEEP MOST DUBHEADS AMUSED FOR HOURS" -WIRE
"HIS TRACKS BRING TO MIND MOMENTS OF THIEVERY CORPORATION, BILL LASWELL & BRIAN ENO, BUT OVERLAYS THESE INFLUENCES WITH
GABRIELS DISTINCTIVE FLAIR" -BILLBOARD
For the FREE download of "The Paper (feat Jah Dan)" click here
Available at I-Tunes, Emusic, and your local record shop
Posted by Global Noize at 10:48 AM