I’ve been listening to mixes from Culture Cuts Collective lately and thought I’d do a couple of reviews and help spread the word a bit. First up is Culture Cuts mix “Dubs to Subs”.
Dub to Step – Culture Cuts Collective
Dub Roots Reggae/Dubstep/Deep Dub/Dub/Future Dub
Described as “a deep blend of dubby steps and rootical flows”, Dub to Step is one of the latest cuts from Culture Cuts, a “collective [that] is a community of broadminded, unbranded, musical, comical and cultural characters… [aiming] to connect quality cuts of crafted culture, creating original entertainment verities”
Released on October 13th 2010, Dub to Step is a chilled out mix which nicely blends reggae, dubstep and dub beats into a nice mellow package. Those expecting heavy brain-jarring dubstep will be disappointed as this collection is more about proper dub and chilled dubstep beats with a reggae influence. That’s not to say the odd wobbly-bass line doesn’t make an appearance, but it’s not in-your-face and compliments the vocal samples. Personally I would have preferred a couple of heavier dub-sections but no real complaints as I also think it works perfectly as it is – the boys at Culture Cuts seem to prefer the “dubber” side of dubstep, serving a chilled out auditory experience that will leave you wanting more. There is a nice dubstep drop towards the end though, just to finish off the mix which works really well. All in all a sweet mix that is perfect to listen to whilst travelling or simply relaxing, coming in as it does at a cool 21 minutes.
The mix can currently be found on the Culture Cuts playlist in the sidebar to the right alongside some other cuts –>
[You can play the cuts in a pop-out menu while you browse the net] – Or, just listen to the mix itself below. The full archive of cuts can be found at Culturecuts.co.uk
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