Degenerate Introduction is the much anticipated full-length album from Dub Narcotic Sound System since their 1998 release Out of Your Mind(KLP083). Drop the needle, pump it hardcore. An unsafe mix of radioactive garage soul sound sweeping the mining towns of the west; the subterranean dance floors of the east will recoil in anticipation. This is a 3-piece you just won’t want to miss featuring old school hip hop styling, electron beats and instrumental reggae influences, all with the Dub Narcotic Sound System stripped down style.
Calvin (vocals, guitar, melodica, percussion), co-founder of the fiercely influential punk band Beat Happening, continues to make exciting music with Chris Sutton (bass, drums, guitar, percussion, organ), who is also a member of K’s C.O.C.O; and Heather Dunn (vocal, bass, sax, drums), alumni of Lois, Tiger Trap and current member of the No No’s and Liarbird. Recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, WA by Adam Forkner of Yume Bitsu and (((VVRSSNN))) fame. Forkner also makes a guest appearance on one song.
Classic Dub style shines through on tracks “Sounds Narcotic,” “Joint Joint” and “Dub Narcotic Groove”. “Fuck Me Up” features vocal stylings of Heather Dunn as a follow-up to her debut “Sabley Goodness”. “Code of the West” features old-school Dub style reminiscent of Augustus Pablo. Johnson yelps and howls over the funkiest of bass lines in “I Don’t Love.” “Blood Flow” is DNSS’s subtle call for us all to remain politically active.
released January 20, 2004
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