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Polymath skater Tommy Guerrero gives up a handful of dubbed-out archival bits for his longtime fans at Ed Banger, who also task Trevor Jackson with some killer B-side dubs
An OG member of Powell Peralta’s Bones Brigade team in the ‘80s, Tommy has also released his music on stacks of labels over the years since his early records were picked up by Mo Wax.
On ‘Dub Tunes’, Guerrero does a rub-a-dub on five tracks from his archive, resulting a playfully dusty haze of folksy strums, percolated analog drum machines and flyaway melodicas, with spicy nuggets found in the tuff drive of ‘Reflections of Now’, his nimble stepper, ’Tomorrow’s Echoes’, and the cool lust of ‘Waiting On The Wind’.
The Mo Wax connection no doubt comms into play with Trevor Jackson, who chimes in on the B-side with his trademark rudeness, turning ‘The Floating Lotus’ into a lead-booted industrial trample, while ‘Reflections of Now’ is geared up as an disco chuggah, and ‘Cosmosis’ is retuned with massive steppers bassline.