Dubplate Selection Vol 1
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Limited edition of 555 copies. Along with Massive Attack, nobody else more than MORE ROCKERS // Smith & Mighty // Rob Smith helped define the dark creation of art - of what came to be known as THE BRISTOL SOUND. In the late 80s. Producers ROB SMITH perfected the blend of rare groove, hip-hop, reggae, ganja, dread, Bacharach and bass and jungle and drum & bass ! Peter Rose aka as PETER D. sometime collaborator and early member of Massive Attack hooked up with ROB SMITH and they formed MORE ROCKERS. Their talent of what would become their signature blend of dub stylings with Junglist tempos was amazing. It merged in the debut album DUB PLATE SELECTION Vol. 1 in 1995 and continued this pattern with rootical Jungle that could have come from some "nyabinghi" session in Kingston...!!! That sound is simple jungle breakbeats flavored with a masterful understanding of the dub sound system roots into DRUM & BASS. The first thing you notice is the heavy bass. A deep round frequence that most electronic producers would die for to be able to create. It's that magical sound that feels completely natural, comforting supernaturally and powerful at the same time. It is progressing into a mixed affair, blending from track to track and quite heavy DJ based. MCs, rappers, and female vocalists slither though - through the perfect mix. As ROB SMITH said recently : " ...yes it's a killer album :) - and did you know that it was the first EVER artist based jungle/d&B album (even before Goldie's)...!!?? True it is and was...! BPM Culture Magazine: "This collection is definitely overdue. Rob Smith (ex-Smith & Mighty) and Peter D (part of the original Massive Attack line up), have been producing some of the most moving and memorable dub influenced breakbeat for years as More Rockers. Every selection delivers a powerful blend of early 90's breaks, the mixing board tweaks of King Tubby, the moodiest Bristol aesthetic and emotional vocal talent from guests like Joanna Law, Henry & Louis, and Marilyn McFarlane. Their sound is comprised of every element that drew you to drum & bass and the dark alleys of Bristol in the first place, having an obvious influence on many artists that have emerged since then. So many artists from drum & bass to other sub-genres have prided themselves on pushing new styles and production techniques but More Rockers have created a style that is unparalleled and left best untouched by minute production details. "
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