Legendary riddim duo Sly & Robbie has once again joined forces with up and coming U.S. mixing engineer Dartanyan Winston, who they found via his unauthorized dub mixes on Youtube a few years back. Together they made Dubmaster Voyage and now they have another album out on the streets.
On Free Dub Dartanyan Winston – who is only in is early 20s – takes on a eight riddims laid by Sly & Robbie. And it’s a versatile bunch of backing tracks taken from Serge Gainsbourg’s album Aux Armes Et Caetera, released in 1979 and re-recorded in 2011, Chezidek’s solid I Grade from 2009 and Horace Andy’s Livin’ It Up from 2006 along with Khalifa & Sugar Minott’s single Bandits and an unfinished track by Toots Hibbert.
The original versions are deconstructed and built up again with a ton of energy and studio wizardry added. Highlights include the grim Dracula Cyan Win with Toots Hibbert’s voice echoing back and forth and the aggressive King Kong with its militant snare drums and explosive audio effects.
The young Dartanyan Winston pulls all breaks on this set and goes wholeheartedly in for an experimental journey to help you free your mind.