Translation celebrates its undying love for all things dub with the 'Creator' EP, which is the perfect summertime blend of half-tempo reggae vibes, cinematic atmospherics, and ample doses of deep sub bass. Up first is the EP's title track 'Creator' by Belgium dub scientists The Untouchables, who serve up an organic throwback to the roots that captures the vibe and energy of a live show, with particular emphasis on instrumentation, reverb, and delay. Switching gears, Theory saddles up and rides into town with 'Wild West Ting,' a rudebwoy showdown of epic proportions that blends Spaghetti Western influences with beefy half-tempo drums, chest-rattling lows, and a six-shooter. On 'Abi Dub,' the dynamic duo of Flatliners and Dubmonger blend raw dub styles with serene atmospherics, shuffling hi-hats, and meticulously crafted analogue delays straight from the desk. The last track on the EP comes courtesy of Translation's RogueState, who takes the helm to deliver an 'amenized' version of Morphy's 'The Gate,' juxtaposing the immersive, cinematic, and voyage-like atmosphere of the original with rugged and rolling breaks. The 'Creator' EP picks up where 2011's 'Not Your Fool' EP left off, continuing Translation's exploration of the dub/reggae genre from new and fresh perspectives.
Translation Recordings is a Washington, DC-based label devoted to showcasing the diverse sounds of the jungle/drum & bass
spectrum, dub, and bass-driven electronic dance music. Translation operates without borders, in creative partnership with artists across globe to push forward-thinking vibes that strike the right chord in club-goers and home listeners alike....more