Label
Riddim
Format
Date

Dubwise Productions
Unknown
7" Single
March 4, 1998

Artist & tune

  • Chris Jay - Babylon Pressure / Pressure Version
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The last decade saw the decline of Jamaican roots dub, but the baton was passed on to a new generation in England. The new dub maintains a balance of emphasis for melody and riddim as well as a focus on reggae's traditional drum and bass axis. Part of the burgeoning modern U.K. dub scene London based 'Dubwise Productions' presents their first release. Chris Jay's Babylon Pressure, a roots instrumental dub, begins with a drum lick that gives way to a swarm of echo before it drops into its repetitive bass line for trance effect, evolving into a thunderous stepper. A wicked "dubversion" of Babylon Pressure is put on the flipside of this single.