Boomkat Product Review:
Jay Glass Dubs and SKRS remix a pair of Jabu’s emotionally-consumed Bristol dub-soul songs from heir Blackest Ever Black LP ‘Sleep Heavy’, for their Young Echo breadbins.
Marking only the 4th release on Young Echo, following Rider Shafique’s cutting and hugely overlooked, Sam Kidel-produced ‘I-Dentity’, and of course the massive ‘Young Echo’ album, this plate sees the crew diversify their bonds, inviting international flavours and perspectives on their rooted but mutant dub styles.
Up top Jay Glass Dubs arrives in the wake of his acclaimed ‘Epitaph’ album to diffuse the blue sax and plangent vox of ‘Fool If’ into a floating, widescreen, out-of-body experience that becomes more disturbed, unravelled, losing its own thread as the beat emerges and refuses to find its feet.
SKRS’ follow on the downturn with a stark ‘2nd Cut’ remix of ‘Wounds’ that easily marks as the bluest track in their arsenal, teetering the tremulous vocal in a Burial-esque woodblock swing rhythm and puckered, reverberant chords.