What an amazing lineup of dub masters on one collection. Reminds me of the early days of the now defunct label Kyoto Digital. Great stuff on here, and I have to give an extra shout out for Subset & Upwellings... Killer cuts!
Favorite track: B1. Subset - Rivers Of Dub.
Dub techno... I'm glad it's seeing more and more limited releases on the likes of cassette and vinyl. Andrea Porcu's ROHS! is a label I like to believe I've written up a couple of times - I've written up a lot of albums/EPs and I'm old, so my memory's bound to be rough. Now, there is a reason this is just called Dub Affairs and not Dub Techno Affairs - some of these are borderline straight dub reggae which isn't bad at all. Zzzzra, Biodub, Xoki, Subset and to an extent Desove stick to dub techno while Hieronymus, Hemisphere Dub and Upwellings* veer towards the roots of where the genre hails from. If by chance you've never read/listened to anything I've written up before, you should know I'm a huge dub techno fan - there's dozens of us. Dub techno takes synthesized dub chords (usually minor chords) and puts them with (usually) four-to-the-floor pulsing drum beats. Something that doesn't look good on paper, but is executed better than you can imagine.
(words by Slyvinyl)
released December 3, 2015
W&P by: V/A
Mastered by: Alexandre Lehmann
Record label: ROHS!
Publisher: ROHS! RECORDS