Greetings and Love – For the lovely month of February, Boom One Records is proud to announce a nice group of new releases from the likes of new cumbia dubster DJ Negro Dub (Dub, Cumbia), KingRat (Reggae,Dub) a project coming through Piper Street Sound in ATL, and modern classic roots reggae singer B. Davis (Reggae). Many blessings unto you as you enjoy these works.
DJ Negro Dub is out with his debut through Boom One Records, a digital cumbia dub EP, “Speiyal”. Many know DJ Negro Dub by his reputation as one of the organizers of the revolutionary underground Colombia Fest party. Along with his old partner DJ Taz, DJ Negro Dub introduced Digital Cumbia in Dub form to new audiences. Taking the old and mainstream into the Buenos Aires underground, he, among others was responsible for breathing new life into Cumbia. Not long after that, clubs like Zizek became inspired to create record labels and promote artists in the new Digital Cumbia Arena. On his new EP on Boom One Records, DJ Negro Dub delivers his unique style of Electro/Digital Cumbia Dub. The new EP will surely deliver his old fans the sound they crave and even possibly exceed their expectations, while also exposing DJ Negro Dub to a whole new audience.
Atlanta-based Dub powerhouse and one-time pet project of Matt Mansfield a.k.a. Piper Street Sound, KingRat produced an excellent self-titled LP in 2008. These selections are further remixes (actually premixes because they came out prior to the release of the LP) of several selections from that work, focusing on the melodica skills of keyboardist Sam Epstein. Mansfield, always a dub engineer at heart, never met an opportunity to re-remix a riddim that he didn’t jump at. Epstein’s golden melodies shine in this new re-dubbing, taking the fore. While fans of KingRat will recognize the tunes from the LP, these dub riddims are vastly different from how they appear on that work.
Another juggernaut of a roots reggae release from the man B. Davis! This is a great classic 70s roots reggae sound, just as we have come to expect from vocal phenomenon B. Davis. “Don’t Wake the Lion” is a warning against disturbing a sleeping giant, if you will. Sound advice from B. Davis as we navigate through the 21st century.