Skarob “Police, Preachers, & Politicians” full length album out now! Cop it now on BEATPORT, JUNO, ITUNES, BOOMKAT, and more. Subatomic Sound only puts out music on our label that we love by people we love. This is no exception. Get it. Love it. Take a trip with it.
THE ARTISTS: Skarob is a collision of bass music and dub reggae from the duo of veteran Brooklyn rasta Doctah X and Eastern European expatriate Rekloos transplanted to the unlikely heartland of America. The project features a variety of collaborators and remixers including Dr. Israel, Subatomic Sound System, Abba Blade, and more, stacked with numerous selections packing dancefloor firepower for electronic DJs and reggae selectors as well as others for certified headphone head bobbing, from dancehall bangers to dubstep smashers to deep, rootical dub grooves to sunny, psychedelic, atmospheric journeys. Recorded by Skarob. Mixed and arranged by Rekloos in Columbus, Ohio. Mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in New York City. Both members of Skarob write and produce, but unlike many of today’s electronic production duos, Doctah X also performs vocals and guitar, drawing on his decades past history growing up in Kentucky as a blues guitarist, touring and recording with Cream’s Ginger Baker, playing with legends John Lee Hooker and Albert King, as well as work with The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hussein.
THE LABEL: Founded in 2000, Subatomic Sound is a New York City record label, production team, and sound system crew spearheaded by Emch and pushing the envelope of dub, reggae, dancehall in the context of electronic bass music with digital and limited edition exclusive vinyl releases of forward thinking collaborations with icons such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, David Lynch, Anthony B, Elephant Man, and the late Ari Up of The Slits, as well as new school torchbearers like Dubblestandart, Jahdan Blakkamoore, and many more. Subatomic Sound also founded the annual Dub Champions Festival in the USA and Europe. Subatomic Sound Radio airs on Brooklyn Radio and for three years ran on KEXP’s Radio New York, 91.5FM broadcast which transmitted to a footprint of 11 million listeners.
The release kicks off with a veteran Brooklyn dread explosion, Doctah X teaming up once again with Dr. Israel for a Skarob remix injecting dubstep energy into the roots classic Dread Inna Bablyon cut off Doc Israel’s groundbreakding Inna City Pressure album from the late 90s.
Bladehall is straight dancefloor fire, right in your DJ set transition between classic dacncehall vibes like Buju Banton’s “Champion” and industrial strength dancehall like The Bug “Skeng”
The album also takes several ambient excursions into the headspace of classic dub, meditative soundscapes, and more
There is some heavyweight social commentary as well
And of course there is a remix from Subatomic Sound System exploring the seldom touched intersection of dub and dancehall that they got into with recent projects like NYC-2-Africa and Maga Bo remix tracks.