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Soundboard manipulations from Optimo Music new comer Lo Kindre – recommended for scholars of On-U Sound or King Tubby.
Optimo boss JD Twitch has always been partial to a bit of dub so you imagine he needed little persuasion when this low slung batch from Lo Kindre was wafted in front of him. Once again plucked from the perma-fertile local Glasgow scene, Lo Kindre may be a familiar name to those that copped Huntley + Palmer’s free ‘Clyde Built’ compilation last year.
The promise of his cosmic digi steppah contribution to that release has been cracked open, channelling new levels of dub mastery throughout ‘Plant Up.’ We’re not sure what sort of gear Lo Kindre was manipulating in the production of these four tracks, but he’s mastered a true and quite individual take on the classic dub sound – blessing the iconic styles of Sherwood and Bovell with his own cosmic touch.