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Sunday, Mar 31 2013 | 18:31
Image: 1579569 Original Cultures presents Blackjob 'Trashdub' 12", a vinyl release that compiles tracks from the original and remix EPs of the same name (available digitally). This release includes three original tracks and three remixes on vinyl complete with full colour sleeve and artwork by Paper Resistance. Featured remixers include Munich's Danny Scrilla (Cosmic Bridge, Civil Music), Bristol's Sam Binga (formerly Baobinga, Build Recordings) and Dublin's T-Woc (Alphabet Set). The 12" drops late February 2013 and comes with a free download of both the original and remix EPs in digital formats (11 tracks in total).

On side A we have three tracks of modern day dub from Blackjob, the latest project of famed Italian bass player Mannaman. The music takes inspiration from dub's Jamaican roots and its modern day offshoots and mutations. 'Rise Again' features beautiful vocals by Suz. The whole thing evokes the best of Bristol circa Massive Attack's heydays.

On side B we have three remixes that showcase dub's modern diaspora. Danny Scrilla takes Rise Again into dubstep territories, with ten-ton heavy bass and snapping snares, while Sam Binga turns the original into a meditative jungle roller. T-Woc keeps MMD in more traditional dub territories, with extra lazers.

Support for the release so far (both originals and remixes) includes airplay on Resonance FM (London, UK), Rinse FM (London, UK), Base FM (New Zealand), Beatwolf Radio (Manchester, UK), 22tracks London, Wrongtom (Tru Thoughts), Opti (Airflex Labs), Fracture (Metalheadz), LV (Hyperdub), Om Unit (Cosmic Bridge/Civil), Squarewave, Badawai (ROIR) and more. XLR8R will feature the Monolithium remix (available on the digital release) in February 2013 as a free download ahead of the 12" release.

Blackjob is the latest project from famed Italian bassist Mannaman, a musician who over the last 20 years has worked with renowned Italian artists and collectives such as the Isola Posse All Stars and Casino Royale as well as Howie B and Tim Holmes from Death In Vegas.

"Dream-like and roots heavy, definitely one for the soul. Sam Binga remix is the one!" (Om Unit)
"Nice vibes and focused. These are all really good and I hate music. The Sam Binga remix is particularly good." (Raz Mesinai (Badawi))
"Some great sounds. Old school Massive Attack vibes with sounds that remind me of Nick Cave (in a good way) for some reason! Great range of remixes too" (A Taut Line)
"Loving the Blackjob EP, sounds like the best of old fashioned Bristol bass channelled through current tech trickery." (Wrongtom)
"Sam Binga remix is the one!" (Fracture)


1. Rise Again ft. Suz
2. Rude ft. Soul Boy
3. Dudubfordu ft. Luca Scarrone,Tayone
4. Rise Again (Sam Binga Remix) ft. Suz
5. Rise Again (Danny Scrilla Remix) ft. Suz
6. MMD (T-Woc Remix) ft. Suz Available from 11.03.2013
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