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The catalogue number suggests otherwise, but Peng Sound Records are indeed presenting their 10th vinyl release, roughly four years after the incendiary ‘Find Jah Way’ kicked things off in all the way back in 2012… Many thought that the world would end that year, but, things really got going for Peng Sound from there on in, moving from the occasional music events in the Take Five Cafe to fully-fledged DIY record label.

The latest incarnation on the label, is the unearthing of ‘Counter Attack’ –
Full pressure, past-midnight soundsystem gear, built by Digistep and Stryda, firing from all angles as soon as the Piano intro-lead gives way to the momentous bass and drum parts –
these steppers cuts have acted as crucial dubplate weaponry for Iration Steppas, Gorgon, Dubkasm over the years… The first time this dubplate got played, was at Zion Station Festival, in Italy during a three way sound session between Dubkasm, Vibronics and Young Warrior.

And those of you who made it to the session, or got a copy of the cassette recordings that were issued on the label later that year, will probably also remember hearing this one getting played at the first Teachings In Dub & Peng Sound dance at the Trinity Centre in January 2015, where Counter Attack set the dance alight with soundsystem pressure. It was for this occasion, that Gorgon Sound had got hold of the stems and restyled ‘Counter Attack’ in their own inimitable way –
The Gorgon Sound remix comes locked with an extra fluid low-end melody, crushing it’s way through the first 3 mins, before stripping things down to a heavy dubwise section for the last part of the tune, with a propulsive bassline that is fittingly only a few notes away from the first ever record that brought Gorgon and Dubkasm together – Find Jah Way.

Play all three cuts of Dubkasm’s Counter Attack, and then finish things off with the Gorgon Sound remix, and you can mash up the dance for a solid quarter of an hour… Or maybe we should make that, 20 mins – rewinds included!

As always, the first pressing comes pressed on heavyweight 12” and is served in a printed sleeve, hand-stamped and designed by Studio Tape-Echo.

Mastered and cut by Lewis at Stardelta.
180gsm 12″.
Edition of 1000, served in printed sleeve.
Hand-stamped.
Sleeve design by Studio Tape-Echo.

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