Release date: 08/12/2014
‘Decadubs 5’ is a vinyl-only double-pack companion to ‘Hyperdub 10.4’, the fourth and final CD in Hyperdub’s series of collections throughout 2014 to mark the label’s first decade in existence. Both ‘Decadubs 5’ and its full-length parental set explore the club spaces opened up by house, garage and techno, as viewed through Hyperdub’s singular filters.
Side 1 leads out with ‘Lambeth’, a long awaited previously unreleased track by Burial, with an unusually triumphant and - compared to recent extended montages - relatively direct 2step feel.
This is followed by the low slung tech-garage of Kode9’s ‘Oh’, while on the flip the whole of Side 2 is given over to the lush deep house of Cooly G’s 'Love Again'.
Side 3 opens with the fathoms-deep bubbling bass and synth washes of DVA’s extremely psychedelic ‘Monophonic Nightmare’, then Dorian Concept turns in a quirky remix of Martyn’s classic ‘Mega Drive Generation’, which originally appeared on Hyperdub’s fifth anniversary compilation in 2009.
Side 4 reveals another classic from the vaults in the shape of Cooly G’s skeletal house cut ‘Him Da Biz’, and the EP comes to a close with energy levels turned up on Funkystepz’s ‘Vice Versa’, a track much in demand since it first appeared on Kode9’s ‘Rinse 22’ mix compilation from 2013.
1. Burial – Lambeth
2. Kode9 – Oh
3. Cooly G - Love Again
4. DVA - Monophonic Nightmare
5. Martyn - Mega Drive Generation (Dorian Concept Remix)
6. Cooly G - Him Da Biz
27 Funkystepz - Vice Versa