King Tubby’s pioneering use of the studio as an instrument in the 1970s gave us dub: a music, culture and aesthetic that in the past 30 years has permeated the entirety of modern music from hip hop to pop, jungle to techno. In 2013 Tubby’s shadow looms larger than ever over the shoulders of modern musicians, in their studios and on the stage.
Paris-based Moresounds is a proud student of Tubby, a man who found his artistic voice not only in the echoes of the Kingston pioneer’s legacy but also the grooves of hip hop and the psychedelia of rave and dance music. Moresounds’ music is that rare thing: a real synthesis of dub and dance music aesthetics, pulling from the enduring, mutating DNA strands of each to create something that’s beyond a mere mixture of styles.
This intricate synthesis was first showcased to the world via releases on Seattle’s Car Crash Set, the Snafu EP, and Om Unit’s Cosmic Bridge label, the Control Breath EP. The latter has received worldwide praise and continued support from the likes of Low End Theory’s D-Styles and legendary selector David Rodigan while also catching the attention Astrophonica boss Fracture. Soon enough a deal was sealed for Moresounds to follow Control Breath with a self-titled EP for the London label.
At a time when the scene Astrophonica has most closely been associated with thus far is experiencing a new influx of innovation from its outer edges that resonates with those within who have continued to push the sound forward, Moresounds makes the perfect case for established labels and producers to give worthy newcomers a chance to say their piece while turning a few heads and making bodies sweat in the dance.
released May 11, 2014
Written & Produced by Germain Bigou
Digital mastered by Bob Macc @ SC Mastering
Vinyl mastered by Beau @ Ten Eight Seven Mastering
Artwork by Utile Creative