Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Pitch Black 'Dub Smoke' Review


Pitch Black


Dub Smoke


Dubmission Records


6th January

This release is the 3rd single of the recent ‘Filtered Senses’ album featuring two fresh re-mixes from David Harrow under his Ochio guise and Tripswitch.

The original is a slow paced electronic piece of dub with touches of melodica and packed with bottom end bass that will test your speakers bass bins.

The Ochio BigBadMix takes none of that bottom end bass away from the original. David adds more percussion and melody which initially enhances the piece nicely. However, I felt a few more switches in the track could have been applied as it failed to keep my interest throughout.

Nick has increasing moved his Tripswitch productions more towards the progressive house of his dj roots in recent years while still maintaining his unique stamp. This is the direction he takes with this re-mix adding a bounce and instantly making it more dance floor friendly yet keeping plenty of the dub fx. This is definitely the pick of the bunch for me.

Reviewed by Woodzee.