Release: Sab Kuch Milega
Label: High Chai Recordings
Released: May 2012
It’s exactly a year since Michael Martin’s Indidginus first delved into dancehall and dub-step on his collaborative album release “Sofa Surfer”. The Sab Kuch Milega e.p. once again leaves the didgeridoo and trance firmly in the past and fuses dancehall, dub-step, drum-step and global bass.
The first track Arab Spring takes no prisoners with a hard hitting lyrical delivery which ensures this track is a dancehall floor-filler. Vajradanti is a slower low bass affair where the wonderful vocals of Nona Kalra obviously reflect Michael’s recent visit around India. The final track of the release Timewave Zero combines those electronic crescendo’s found on trance tracks in recent years with low bass twists and vocal samples which kind of reminds me of early Dynamix II.
Dub-Step often seems to be dissed by the older listeners and personally I feel that there’s quality dub-step out there. High-Chai recordings are definitely carving a niche fusion which isn’t strictly dub-step and if their sound grabs you this release slots in nicely.
Reviewed by Woodzee.