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The ReWired title concept is about not only rewiring my studio for each album – using different gear, re-organizing and always having to rewire everything as you end up with cables that connect to nothing hanging everywhere. It's also about rewiring the music - changing things, adding new elements and creating new sounds.
Dubmatix has taken his time working on his new album. Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix “Overdubbed” was released in 2018. It scooped the Juno Award for “Reggae Recording Of The Year 2019”, marking the second time the Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto had received this coveted award.
“ReWired” is his first studio album in years and it’s already abundantly clear that the wait has been more than worth it. Dubmatix has used the time to hone and polish the tracks on the album, while at the same time exploring new paths. The first three tunes, “Ask Me” feat. Lone Ranger, “Rub A Dub” with the Spanish singer and MC Sr. Wilson and “High Life” feat. Kazam Davis & Exile Di Brave, are par for the course for the Canadian. After that, it’s like Dubmatix opened up the style floodgates: “Champion” with brilliant vocals by Joe Publik is a hip-hop-reggae hybrid with a slight touch of grime; “Crazy Days”, featuring a fine guest appearance by the Hempolics, incorporates loose, bouncy funk, while “Reign Over Me”, with smooth vocals by Duane Stephenson, veers off onto the pop path. In addition to the new tracks, two 7” singles that have already been released are also included: the mystical stepper “High Life” which features Kazam Davis & Exile Di Brave (Irie Ites Music) and a fabulous, melancholy cover version of New Order’s “Blue Monday” (Cyclone Records), which sees Dubmatix teaming up with Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols. So good! Other guest vocalists on the album include Lasai, Jman and Rootwords and there are a host of guest musicians, such as Booom Hornz from France with Romain Pivard and Cedric Munsch aka Tribuman.
“ReWired” offers a dazzling, masterful kaleidoscope of modern sounds of dub-oriented bass music that is enormous fun. The Canadian could be in with a great chance of winning another Juno Award...
The first King Size Dub compilation was intended as a conclusion. Back then, in 1994, Nicolai Beverungen worked for EFA as On-U Sound / Crammed Discs label manager and had the fluffy idea to put together a compilation with bands like the Disciples, Zion Train, among other things, that he had cared for at the time for distribution . In the Mid-90s there was a moderate boom in terms of NeoDub and also by the support of the Spex met the sampler the nerve of time and sold well. Thus, from what should be a conclusion, curiously a start, Nicolai says, looking back. The spectrum of artists, one of which is now already published titles, ranging from Seeed, Tackhead feat. Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Simply Red, Nick Manasseh, Templeroy, The Clash, KLF, Stereo MC's, Apollo 440, about Mad Professor, Lee Perry, Horace Andy, Shabba Ranks, Augustus Pablo, to King Tubby and The Congos.
Unexpected encounters with eg the absolute beginners, Toten Hosen, Mick Jagger, Fanta 4 and Sharam are possible. This suggests the question of where in all the variety, the common denominator is? "The common denominator is reggae. This was always clear to me. The aforementioned people are either pure reggae or they have a taste for reggae, such as Mick Jagger. I find it interesting when people are not pure purists and create with their possibilities a crossover potential. This is the common line for me. And that's why I have to ask, no problem, Mick Jagger next to King Tubby. Since it has fallen, an often verschmähtes word crossover. The trailer hear the pure styles do not like, closed raise the index finger on the lookout for fixed categories and left the field to the more free-thinking minds of time. Good thing, because in the variety of styles, there is a lot to discover and complainers bother because only.
Another term that is often used to characterize his label program by Nicolai again and again is "Future Dub". What's the link in between Mick Jagger, Stereo MC's, Grace Jones, Simply Red, Massive Attack, The Clash, KLF, Die Toten Hosen, Sharam, Seeed and Fanta 4 on the one hand and Shabba Ranks King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Big Youth, Sly & Robbie, Horace Andy, Gregory Isaacs, Augustus Pablo, Glen Brown, I-Roy and The Congos? Exactly. HOWEVER, For Those of you with a quizzical squint in your eyes: All of the above have shown off Their artistic prowess on various releases by label group ECHO BEACH Themselves laying open to the label's motto: "In Dub We Trust."