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Our good friend Ryan Moore and Twilight Circus Sound System recently released ‘Extended Disco Mixes’ on the M Records label. Murderous vocals and dub set!
Inspired by figures such as 70’s New York dance remix legend Tom Moulton and Jamaica’s innovators such as King Tubby, this release features extended mixes of Twilight Circus productions, either extensively reworked for the dancefloor as per Moulton’s method or in the Jamaican ‘disco mix’ style – with the dub and vocal mix edited together.
If it were 1977, these would have been the heady mixes appearing on hot 12 inch wax, troubling the dancefloor from the clubs of NYC like Studio 54 all the way to the outdoor sound system sessions of the West Kingston ghettos.
Featuring reggae music legends like Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Admiral Tibet, Mikey General, Fred Locks, Sugar Minott, Dean Fraser, Vin Gordon (Bob Marley) and Sly Dunbar, these extended mixes are previously unreleased and are appearing now for the first time as a digital-only album.
Widely recognized as one of the most exciting and original artists working in dub today, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer Ryan Moore aka Twilight Circus has been involved with dub for the last 25 years.
Moore’s take on dub is a radical application of the ideology of dub pioneers like King Tubby, Lee Perry and Augustus Pablo. His bass lines weight tons, his atmospheres are deep, and his arrangements are kaleidoscopic: he ‘plays’ the sound studio. As always, Ryan brings the heaviest sound around town. Check it. Buy It.