J STAR – Dub Zealand
Jstar & Dr Cat present: Dub Zealand – bass culture music…
It says here that the tracks on Dub Zealand, “highlight the surprising relation,” between the islands forming New Zealand and Jamaica.
Surprising!? Given the Olympic quantities of weed smoked in either nation there’s little to be surprised about. Jamaican marijuana consumption is, of course, legendary but the ‘land of the long white cloud’ are just as bad.
And where weed is, dub reggae follows. Enter dub-connoisseurs J Star and Dr Cat. Both of them are London-based so one can only speculate about their business down under.
This release offers varied fare ranging from traditional old school dub reggae to tech-edged stuff and one track that verges on the dubstep. There’s even an offering from Messrs Star and Cut themselves in the shape of final track Blessting. One drop that the rockers and steppers ought not to miss out on this year then…
Featuring The Black Seeds, Sola Rosa, Katchafire and International Observer.
Win it all this week because Dub Zealand is Base FM’s CD of the Week