Belgian dub master Digid has teamed up with the notorious Londoner Squarewave to bring forth up-tempo dub spectacles. Both artists continue to build on their sense of the traditional, rooted vibrations known to rule dub culture. By executing their own dread commandments, the two have succeeded in delivering their anticipated, collaborative release on the Moonshine Recordings imprint.
‘Rooftop Stepper’ is a tight jam packed with energy in various layers of the frequency spectrum. Both producers have put loads of effort in crafting a comfy, confident bassline that frequently hits both the threshold and pitch bends. Glitches serve as a tempo marker, stretching the foundation from dub towards future half-step technics. The way the forward-thinking melody invades time and space makes this the right EP opener for the next Moonshine outing.
The ‘Basement‘ version leads a truly devotional multi-pitch movement that reaches an all-time high. Simple reggae riffs follow suit and complement the bright horn setting the anthemic tone. Digid and Squarewave continue to push the limits of this dub excursion by blending in the necessary sub bass and top-end frequencies. It collectively fuels dub culture, delivering a production specifically designed for a floor below.
The closing stepper named ‘Space Station’ is an almost extraterrestrial odyssey. It incorporates the original jungle sound in a renewed way, feeling completely different from the other appearing dub issues. The dub stallions have worked out a golden formula that needs to be heard on a proper sound system. Tighten the drivers and bass bins, because everyone will be playing out the Moonshine sound of choice.
‘MS022’ is the next outing in line of the steady Moonshine throughput, following up on Dubdadda’s successful ‘MS019’ release. It’s a completely different dub exploration coming from Digid and Squarewave. It’s an important collection of tracks for the label’s progressive taste in sound. This forthcoming 12” is all about the European take on future dub technology.
Digid & Squarewave
Rooftop Stepper EP
Catalogue Number: MS022
Release-date: 4th of December 2015
Format: 12” vinyl & digital