Boomkat Product Review:
Jay Glass Dubs diffracts Sade thru his inverted prism with delicious results for Berceuse Heroique following the dispatch of his immense ‘Dubs’ comp on Ecstatic and the ‘YMFEES’ collab with Leslie Winer...
Perfectly timed for summer in the northern hemisphere, The Safest Dub yields three deep ’n rugged takes on a definitive ‘80s soul anthem, swiping away the vocal to refocus the groove in a patented, fluid and spectral style of dub process that’s brought so much attention to Athens-based Dimitris Papadatos a.k.a. Jay Glass Dubs in recent years.
Uptown, he synchs trickling marimbas with slippery bass and balmy synth voices in The Warmest Dub to lush, radiant effect, before the night comes in properly with the vaporous brass and groggy, red wine-soaked slosh of The Safest Dub. Downtown, he opens the groove out to 9 minutes of sun-dazed breeziness, sounding like a stray studio take where Sade smoked a blunt and could barely get her words out in the booth, leaving Jay as the man behind the glass, dubbing the groove something sublime.