The first single taken from THE DEADBEATS return album Made In The Shade comes as a true monstergroove with a side order of mid 90s vibes to add. Both vocals and lyrics to Breathe courtesy of long term THE DEADBEATS cohort Emma Kirby.
Damian Stanley, THE DEADBEATS main man from Nottingham, knows what a slammin' beat should sound like: from the early days at Nottingham's garage club to the groundbreaking Lounging album at the end of the nineties via remixes for Dorfmeister's TOSCA and MARK RAE and back.
Extra props go to WAX ON recording artist RAPSCALLION from Tallahassee/Florida for channeling his inner King Tubby in order to come up with his hyperventilation remix, the dub version of which is included on this 12inch.
The features the deep house inspired dancefloor smoothie Turtle. Sun drenched smile sounds, made in the shade by Damian and his musical partner David Estella.
WAX ON records have shaped up to become a healthy, vibrant and well respected imprint for honest music, stirring things up with some impeccable releases. This time around, label boss E.A.S.E. (NIGHTMARES ON WAX) has not only gathered more impressive musical talent, but is also responsible for the final mixdown of a lot of tunes featured on NIGHTMARES ON WAX presents WAX ON records vol. 2.
This 3 track vinyl sampler, pre cursing the 2nd volume of the WAX ON compilation album, gives an outlook on what to expect. First up lounge music legends THE DEADBEATS come correct with the soopaslammin Got What I Want, a dope dance track as funky as this summer's going to get. Look out for The Deadbeats album Made In The Shade due for release on WAX ON in august.
Leeds based future soulman NEGGHEAD proves his skills with his beat laden tune 'Build It Up', setting the sails for his much demanded solo album Scrambled Negg, coming in autumn. Finally sound wizard HUNGRYGHOST (the latest addition to the WAX ON family) takes things deeper and higher at the same time with his superb headnodder K_STA.
This strictly limited double A side 10inch is the second offering from Alan Dobson aka HUNGRYGHOST, WAX ON records very own master of predator sound. Futuristic dubstep vibes meet the dopest, hip hop infused beats and a grimey urban sound design of unique quality sure to haunt a bass bin next to you very soon.
Following up on the vibes of the much demanded digital two-tracker 'Waveshifter' (which got mad props from the worldwide dubstep massive as well as the mighty GORILLAZ soundsystem, Domu, Smith & Mighty and Mr. Scruff) and HUNGRYGHOST's wicked remix work for NIGHTMARES ON WAX on Warp earlier this year, this 10inch now unites the powerful lead tracks of both 'Waveshifter' and the lead tracks from the 2nd HUNGRYGHOST digital single 'C64 Dub'.
HUNGRYGHOST himself, Norfolk-born and now London resident by choice, former member of scratch dj / production team Def Tex, also releases tunes under the ARCADION moniker (on DC recordings) and works as a freelance multi media sound designer. The sonic world of HUNGRYGHOST is fueled by a deep fascination with computer technology and sampling culture.