Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Let go me ting, Duppy, let go me hand...

When Duppy took a hold of his hand while he was writing, it seems Mr. Manuva never quite managed to shake the grip: for the Rastafari spirit of mischief has a strong influence over everything Roots puts his name to. The music policy of his latest venture, a quarterly Dub College no less, is testament to that, playing everything from mutant bashment to disco dub to electro ghetto and jazz crunk. But it’s not just grubby dub beats, this is a full on dub cabaret. Standard issue Banana Clan mayhem comes by way of a Dawn Penn PA, live magic, comedy, palm reading, a speakers’ corner and live media installations. Mr Smith himself is presiding over the whole thing, summoning up the power of Banana Clan from behind the decks and, hopefully, giving us greedy dub addicts a sample of what’s afoot on his forthcoming compilation album. Well, well, well…

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