January 6, 2011

Sach O is bangin’ like a Ron G tape.

I try to avoid live show reviews around here. In the wise words of Disco Vietnam, there’s really only two possible reactions to a show one didn’t attend: “It rocked? Damn…” and “It sucked? Damn…” That goes double for DJ-run club nights where the vibe, atmosphere and intoxication goes a long way towards fueling the evening and where descriptions of amazing song transitions never read well after the fact.

That said, longtime readers will have noticed that I go out of my way to big-up Komodo Dubs, easily Montreal’s most thorough Bass Music crew whose events go all out in terms of sound, visuals and organization. I am an admited fan. Until now however, I haven’t been able to back up my breathless praise with much in terms of music as they hadn’t leaked much to the net in terms of mixes. Thankfully, that ends today with this hour long clinic by DJ Hosta, mixing and matching everything from Deep Dub to next level Night Slugs “Wot U Call it?” music into a concise and far-reaching package that highlights just how far things have come and how open the scene is to new ideas. From OGs like Mala and RSD to the next hype of Girl Unit and Flux Pavilion, this is where it’s at in January 2011 and serves as the perfect antidote for these dark winter days. Of particular interest to Dub Reggae fans searching for new sounds without screeching high-end.

Download:
MP3: DJ Hosta – Bass Movement 2