• “String Dub” set to a picture of the housing album cover. Thanks to Guerilla Toss.
“Fantastic Dubbeat from Greece”
From their EP “Jay Glass Dubs vs Guerilla Toss” released in October, 2017.
Brought together by their DFA connection, the energetic post-punk-psychedelics of New York’s Guerilla Toss are brilliantly reworked by Athens, Greece-based musician and producer Jay Glass Dubs (Dimitris Papadatos), who captures their fiery intensity whilst darkly re-imagining the whole sketch in-a-dub-wise-stylee. I like this quote from the man himself:
My music is very much inspired by the place I live. There is a certain darkness to Athens that overshadows the sunny weather and weight of history, especially when you are born and raised here.
“The String Game” original was out as a single in May, 2017, serving as the lead single on the Guerilla Toss album “GT Ultra”, a month later. For your interest, the original source:
As you can hear, this is quite the transformation, honing in on the trippy rhythm and finding the spacey potential within Kassie Carlson’s distinctive vocal cries. There a number of magical touches throughout, especially the bass change and rhythmic lift at 3:42 which serves as some kind of electrical super-charge, putting an extra groove in the step and seeing the piece all the way home.
Heard on Mark Whitby’s November 2017 show on Dandelion Radio.
Get it at Bandcamp.