Saturday, September 12, 2009

Abstract Index Playlist - September 9/09

Having played damn near half this compilation, it's about time for some blog love.

Interchill keeps on rolling after well over a decade of distinctive downtempo music. When DJ Chocolate and I worked on Jamaican Echoes last year, we made sure to namecheck them for their continued contributions to the growth of dub in Canada.

Sonically, this has more Jamaican content than the labels more frequent ambient/techno streaked downtempo sound. Perhaps the beats are a touch more assertive owing to the explicit genre identification of the comp's title.

They continue to split CanCon and international artists roughly 50/50.There's a couple of Twilight Circus productions, and Dubmatix makes an appearance, as does Salt Spring Island's Big Bass Theory. Internationally, Gaudi (a frequent associate of the label) contributes a nice track while one of my favourite dub artists ever, Manasseh, gets the closing tune upon which he sprinkles some folksy violin.

Just about everything I've ever heard the label put out is solid, and this collection is no exception (with version!).


a stork crosses the danube in the company of a raven - taraf de haidouks (crammed)
sama'i farah - john kameel farah (drosstik)
multilateral - caballo & the mothafu kings (no label)
adrift - variant (echospace)
glass - blink (thirsty ear)
suns glaze - professor fingers (5 1/4)
believer - natural self (tru thoughts)
she said - jahdan blakkamoore (gold dust)
huelepega vs chicken - huelepega sound system (no label)
olvidalo - brownout (six degrees)
vamos a bailar - alberto vasquez (musart)
i'll never forget you - the metros (dusty groove)
not far off - eddie c (pawn shop)
gumball machine weekend - yppah (ninja tune)
know love - twin roots (trojan)
spirituanational remix - vibronics vs. brain damage (hammerbass)
binman dub - international observer (interchill)
horns cut - matics horns (m)
blue sea - prince far i (cry tuff)
got to make a way - joe higgs (pressure sounds)
here comes the sun (dub) - seefari (no label)

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