If there’s one good thing to come out of the Covid Lockdown it’s some fruitful musical collaborations and a little more time for extra projects that might never have materialised. Jimpster and Matt Masters have been good friends and musical allies for almost 20 years now, since Matt started helping out at the label back in 2003. The duo aren’t exactly strangers in the studio with Jimpster lending his production ear to Matt’s Never Ending Nights LP which dropped last year, but this is the first time they’ve joined forces for a full release. We love the way each producer has bought elements of their own sounds to the three tracks, bringing something fresh to the table and being pulled outside their comfort zones in the process.
On title track Dub Come Down we’re treated to a percussive, dubbed out, live-sounding pass with the space echo being tweaked heavily throughout. A live bass loop played by Nick Cohen adds a touch of raw ESG vibes to the track whilst a mutating analogue synth line and sweeping Juno chords add just enough melody without taking away any of the driving energy from the rhythm section.
Dub Come Down is out 12/11/20 on Freerange Records
Artist: Jimpster & Matt Masters
Title: Dub Come Down
Label: Freerange Records
Release Date: 2020-12-11
Turn it up & enjoy!