This week we humbly welcome Twindad back to the show. It’s been far too long since we gave him the platform to show off his musical knowledge and influences. Twindad is at the very core of Dusk Dubs, consistently offering up music that makes you stop in your tracks and go…maaaaaan! This week is no different. A real musical journey through his thoughts and an eclectic mixtape, but with a true underlying vibe throughout that I think you can always sense.
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“Jon, Leighton & Tommy, I can’t thank you guys enough for allowing me to contribute to this ongoing project called Duskdubs once again and for putting out quality volumes week after week. I look forward to every release. I always find gems among them, and I absolutely love the selections.
I think I am more nervous about these selections than I was for the first one. I’ve made my list, scraped it, made another, and scraped that one, on & on until I came up with this one. My brain and my heart were pulled in many directions with this musical decision.
My dad played a huge part in my musical journey, we even listened to Kraftwerk back in the 70’s and my first selection of Duskdubs was aired on my late dad’s birthday, it was really special for me, so this volume is dedicated to the man who brought me to the music, my dad, I think he would have approved and appreciated these tunes.
Now onto the selections: As with everybody, musical tastes change somewhat, but it seems you always gravitate to what is your base. I’ve done some digging and came up with some tunes that I gravitate towards when I need that familiar sound.
There are some excellent tunes in this volume, please enjoy and please leave some feedback, it is always good to hear”
1. The Orb – Reefer Spin in the Galaxy
2. Orbital – Belfast/Wasted
3. Lightbox – Cut Four
4. Arc Lab – Versions
5. Monolake – Television Tower
6. Shigeto - Helicopter in the sky
7. Dub Tractor – Snappy Bloom
8. David Morley – Shining
9. Photek – DNA
10. 808 State - Long Orange (Testa)
11. Roni Size – Watching Windows (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)
12. Sci-Clone – Melt
13. DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (DJ Die Remix)
1. Reefer spin in the Galaxy, an early(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(\(ish) Orb track that has that familiar Orb sound with their typical voice samples and a little heavy on the beats which as you know is not the usual Orb sound
2. Belfast/Wasted by Orbital, Everybody knows the opening chords to Belfast but you’ll soon realize this one is a little different with stunning vocals by the producer Grant Fulton.
3. Cut Four by Lightbox, Taken from their album Lightbox A duo from Kentucky, great soundscape to this track, search them out on SC, they’re worth a listen.
4. Version by Arc Lab, Not really sure what draws my to this tune, it has this sound of softness I enjoy.5. Television Tower by Monolake, everything about this is good in my book, beats, clicks, sounds, all delicious.
5. Television Tower by Monolake, everything about this is good in my book, beats, clicks, sounds, all delicious.
6. Helicopter in the Sky by Shigeto, Highly underrated artist with a nice crispy tune, heavy subdued beat, but to me very soothing.
7. Snappy Bloom by Dubtractor, Anders Reemer is the brains behind Dubtractor, this Danish producer also hand has his fingers in Future 3 & System, while not well known he does produce some great music.
8. Shining by David Morely, I can’t say I know much about him, I pulled this from an R & S revisited EP, It’s dark, moody with and cutting beat.
9. DNA by Photek, originally released on his Terminus album, I pulled this one from a compilation album called Rarewerks, a distorted guitar laden tune with that snare drum in the front, mmm good.
10. Long Orange (Testa) by 808 State, what can I say about 808 state that hasn’t been said already other that if you don’t have the O.T.E.P. EP, you need to get it.11. Watching Windows (Ed Rush & Optical Remix), Roni Size, if this beat doesn’t move you, well you must be dead, guaranteed head nodding ahead.
11. Watching Windows (Ed Rush & Optical Remix), Roni Size, if this beat doesn’t move you, well you must be dead, guaranteed head nodding ahead.
12. Melt by Sci Clone, This has an awesome bass line, xylophone along with the sexy sax and break beats, jazzy flutes, it’s got it all.
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (DJ Die Remix), by DJ Shadow, thought I would end this on a beautiful note, I heard and seen the arguments on which version is better, this one or the version by Peshay, well for what it’s worth, I like this one.