TNT ROOTS Raw Dub Creator
- BOKEH VERSIONS
- LP ---- yen (税込)
2000年代にCDRでリリースを重ねていたUKデジタル・レゲエの異端児TNT ROOTS。Aba Shanti IやIration Steppasのサウンドシステムでプレイしていたという90s UK NEW ROOTSの流れを組みながらも、よりインダストリアル、ヘヴィーステッパーズ、独特のダブサウンドです。「Dub Harder Than Steel...」とはまさに。〈BOKEH VERSIONS〉や〈5 GATE TEMPLE〉といった先鋭的なレーベルがフックするのも納得。イルなフェイスのクマ?もかわいい推薦盤です。
TNT has never released a record before (aside from the 12" we did last year), so this is a huge fucking honour to be trusted with this material. TNT Roots has continued a solo career since Earthquake quietly folded in 2002, trading short-run CDr’s on Ebay and the Blood & Fire forum. His music still survives on not-for-sale dubplates - pushed exclusively by legendary 90s sounds like Aba Shanti.
The result is the Raw Dub Creator LP - a survey of his 2006 - 2018 CDr selected by Bokeh.
These are driving, dark, militant sounds for these times made in seeming isolation in Northampton (TNT never plays live, doesn't want Bandcamp, just wants to sell his CDs quietly over email). TNT Roots’ contribution to dub is seismic, almost dinosauric, but through some glitch in universe fabric, ‘Mighty In Battle’ [Bokeh 2018] was his first official vinyl release. As half of Earthquake - he’s responsible for the darkest, forward, most slept-on future of dub to grace us. This unique and heavy vision has reset the whole game with long unavailable LPs like Revelation in Dub and Dub Harder Than Steel make obvious an understated lineage flowing from 90s steppas down to jungle, grime, hardcore, darkcore, doomcore, it’s kinda pointless to list them. It’s dub. TNT and Earthquake’s rightful place alongside those mystic giants, Iration Steppas, is more than assured by those that know.
everything we worked for on Bokeh.....feels like it leads here x