Boomkat Product Review:
Dubstep and contemporary dancehall sounds from New York's mighty Sub Swara, whose Coup d'Yah album has taken a full two years of incubation time, designed to capture the sound and spirit of the crew's clubnight. A multicultural roster of talents has been recruited to front these productions with guest vocalists including Zulu, MC Copa, Napoleon Solo and Juakali. After the dark, industrialised bass tremors of 'High Fidelity', the tempo cranks up several notches for 'Infiltrate (Sub Step Refix)', but far from being a solely bleak, urban experience Coup d'Yah takes a few eccentric turns, as on the brass stabs of 'Belgrade Riddim' and the tabla-fuelled drum & bass of 'TKM'. A lively and diverse set of deep bass productions, Sub Swara's album makes for an interesting listen, giving insight into how the sounds of ragga, breakcore and dubstep translate on the other side of the Atlantic. Sick.