Dub Gabriel – Restless Youth
Producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Dub Gabriel has been pushing the limits of subwoofers worldwide for over a decade. His musical explorations in Brooklyn in the mid 90s drew him to the outer limits of the New York scene where he got his start as a DJ at the legendary Limelight Club. With his early sound being a portent of today’s burgeoning dubstep scene, his bass-bending style and hard-hitting sets launched him as a trailblazing figure in the New York underground club scene and gained him the attention of leading publications that include XLR8R, Interview, Billboard, Pitchfork, Time Out New York, The Wire, International DJ and countless others.
Restless Youth is the follow up to Dub Gabriel’s single, Luv n’ Liv which featured the legendary U-Roy on the mic. With Restless Youth, Dub Gabriel continues to push the musical envelope even further, delivering a deep and heavy dancehall-meets-dubstep scorcher.
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For the lead track, No Lies, Dub Gabriel has paired up with none other than MC Zulu, one of the most sought-after ragga vocalists in electronic music today. Zulu has been killing dance floors worldwide over the past few years, having collaborated with Ghislain Poirier (Ninja Tune), Soulico (J-Dub) and a host of other top producers – his newest track with Dub Gabriel is set to be one of this year’s hottest dance-floor bangers! On the studio front, Dub Gabriel once again enlisted the services of electronic music icon, Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto, Hercules & The Love Affair, Grace Jones) – the two of them pushing an arsenal of analogue synths, drum machines, vintage tape echoes and outboard studio gear to the max.
Restless Youth features four tracks which, on top of the incendiary No Lies, includes the post-apocalyptic sounds of Babylon Shall Fall, the riddim treatment of Set the Lazers to Destroy the Sun and, the dance floor crushing frequencies of Tactile Evasion, a remix of No Lies from the mighty Liquid Stranger.