By: Anand Harsh
In 2004, legendary Italian producer GAUDI released his iconic Bass, Sweat & Tears on the revered Interchill label. To mark the 10th anniversary of the seminal album, tomorrow (December 9th) marks the release of Dub, Sweat, & Tears, a revisiting to the album by the reggae and dub champion, which reimagines dub-style the source material from the original recordings, which involved a trip across the Silk Road into the music of central and southern Asia, as well as influences from the Antipodes and nearly 50 guest musicians.
Tomorrow's release boasts today's premiere from TheUntz.com, a darkened version of the classic "Ayahuasca Deep Fall." Reworking "Ayahuasca Deep Dub" takes the house and breaks aesthetic of the original, and spaces it out into a groove-laden chillout track. Keeping the central and south American elements alive, the flow and intention are flipped, but the power and intensity remain.
Global electronic label Six Degrees Records is releasing the dubby remake digitally, as well as the original album. A deluxe edition containing both Bass, Sweat & Tears and Dub, Sweat & Tears is also available tomorrow via the label's Bandcamp page.
Watch this wildly entertaining video about the making of the new album, which dives into the process of old files, analog synths, and the opportunities and challenges of revisiting a decade old project.
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