Cardopusher - Milk Thistle / Double Dragon / Jerk Pork / 12"
Milk Thistle / Double Dragon / Jerk Pork
Lo Dubs continues to document the dubstep sound of South America with this new 12" from Venezuela's Cardopusher, an artist well known and highly regarded within many subgenres of electronic bass music. An aggressive slice of break-fuelled mechanoid dub-funk, 'Milk Thistle' was first unveiled on the LoDubs 'Analog Clash' CD, sparking much interest in the artist, and curiousity across the forums as to when the tune would be cut and pressed on vinyl. That would be now, then. On equal footing with regards to stylistic ingenuity and power are b-side 'Double Dragon' and extra track 'Jerk Pork'. The first is remarkably catchy with high pitched arpeggiated melody (seemingly hijacked from an early YMO tune) and punchy, distinct bassline, and the latter a truly original and energizing rhythmic wobbler, built around skanking guitar and an uptempo digital dancehall bassline, with strangely incongruous oriental melodic motifs. Once again, the charge is on and Lo Dubs is leading it.