Now this is a tasty little 7″ record. Didn’ know what to expect apart from the title The Dub Lab, Part 1 & 2, plus the jukebox style centre hole, so it’s a dub 7â€â€¦ Now I like my dub, whether that be straight from Jamaica, or straight up experimental, and this is a fine slice of the later. Reminding me of the too few 7â€ releases on the Bomb Mitte label, this is raw, stripped back, downright dirty dub. The drums are interesting, unsure whether to be dub skank, hip-hop sludge or dubstep breakdown, delivering something very different, the drums sounding live, giving a loose feel, coming across like Malcom Catto on valium. Overlaid with minimal electronics and the usual dose of dub effects, this is a real head nodder. Usually this Russian serves up breakcore, so this is a welcome departure.
To quote the press release, â€œthese are club bangers for the undead. This is the soundtrack to your pilgrimage from the dusty, burnt out remains of civilization.â€ Indeed, watch out for those zombiesâ€¦