More Rockers

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The Select Cuts label has a penchant for releasing some of the most forward-thinking dub productions since the '70s. Here More Rockers are the topic of conversation as they thread together a suite of 15 tracks culled from their explosive 12" excursions. Filing dub effects alongside housey, club vocals, a bit of junglistic drum'n'bass, and rather sparse techno production, More Rockers define a space all their own. And what a space it is! They're definitely fans of reverb and echo and they color their canvas with all sorts of spacy (and spatial) effects to make for a very grand electronic production. With their Select Cuts sessions, Peter D. and Rob Smith put the crisp touches on what would otherwise come off as spastic and volatile. Tracks like "Dis Ya One" and their remix of Virginia's "Rainbows" blurt with excitement and stellar knob-twiddling. In fact, they sound equally as impressive on the dancefloor as they would on the headphones of a deep stereo-listening session. At times, More Rockers dig back into their dubby roots, allowing toasters like Navigator (on "Badness a Madness") to make very welcome appearances, but most of the record highlights the duo's talented sense of assembling key production elements. A solid record from end to end, but probably even more solid in a Kingston or Brixton dancehall.

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