It has been just over a year since Gorgon Sound made their debut on Peng Sound Records. The mighty ‘Find Jah Way’ continues to spin loud and clear every time, having gained anthemic status, this tune alone has set the pair right at the front of a new wave of UK Dub and Steppers music.
True to soundsystem culture, Gorgon Sound keep their dubplates tightly locked in the box – Apart from a few fortunate and highly respected selectors, their tracks remain exclusive to the dance.
Until now –
For their self titled EP, Peng Sound were granted full access to their collection and, after much deliberation, narrowed the selection down to four of the finest tracks.
‘Rise’ opens the gatefold sleeve seeing the pair link up with vocalist Junior Dread from Brazil, a nine-minute disco mix of the original track made especially for this release.
The flip of the plate includes another collaboration, this time closer to home. Guy Calhoun, vocalist and bass player from the Bristol ‘Dub From Atlantis’ collective offers his conscious lyrics for track two – ‘Righteous Dub’ an astute commentary on these austere times.
The second plate offers two tougher cuts, – the mighty ‘Orion’ and the remorseless ‘Medusa’ close the EP.
Aimed straight at the chest, these heavy steppers riddims will hit real hard on the soundsystem, no doubt at all.
Taking full pride in the product and paying close attention to sound quality, each track has been mastered by Lewis at Stardelta via half-inch tape and cut with the sound system in mind, ensuring that these tracks bang as loudly in the dance as they should.
Pressed onto 2 x 180gsm 12″ Discs, housed in a fully printed Kraftliner Gatefold sleeve.
A visual collaboration between Joshua Hughes-Games (Bandulu Records Art Director) and Studio Tape-Echo.