June 2015 Echo Chamber Archives

Mucho new sounds to be heard in this week’s Chamber, including a guy with the Desmond Dekker-inspired name of Archie Wah Wah, who happens to be guesting on (“Bull-”?) Wackie Jackie’s “No Shade on Dub Street”. We also heard Wackie Jackie’s Exodus “Exodub” remix of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ classic later in the show. New tunes with stingers attached included “Let Go” (by The Very Best), “Hornet’s Nest” (by Road Man), and “The B of the Desert” (by Smadj), back-to-back. Dubby Doo’s got that “old-school Tubby at the peak of his powers” vibe going on bigtime, and Indou’s new one packed a dubsteppy punch. Indubious’ new “Jammy” provided a perfect excuse to play “Jammin’ for Survival” by the original Jammy… Prince Jammy. Also in the first half of the show we debuted the excellent “Troddin’ – The Dub Tape” from the beautiful Princess KazaYah from Chicago. On top of that we featured an excerpt from the “Rastafari Lives vol. 1” mixtape from DJ Ras Wadad & Balck Sabbath Sound, also from Chicago. After the half, for anyone who couldn’t make the recent live Little Dragon gig at 1st Av, kick back and enjoy “Cat Rider” from the Dragon’s recent release Nabuma Rubberband. Back to brand-spankin’ new: June 1 saw the latest release from Mpls’ very own ace wubblemeister Bogtrotter, titled Dark Matter, from which we heard the title cut plus “Ghoul Train”, and eventually “Reptiles” to take us out… WAY out!