Luxuryville Presents: Dubtronica, Vol. 1
Instrumental up-tempo beats, classic horn lines, scratchy political lyrics and deep half-time reggae grooves permeate the sound of Luxuryville’s newest release, Dubtronica, Vol. I. There are even a few horn and guitar solos thrown in for style. The music segues seamlessly from double-time electronic beats into half-time old-school reggae riffs and bass lines, and then back again. Every one of the eight tracks brings something new into the dub equation, experimenting in ways perhaps not yet imagined. Above all, the album’s sound is fresh, memorable and turns the wheel another revolution in the dub world.
Anonymouse Dubtronica, Vol. 1Anonymouse
Dub Riddum Dubtronica, Vol. 1Dub Riddum
Antonio's Dub Dubtronica, Vol. 1Antonio's Dub
Zona de Peligro Dubtronica, Vol. 1Zona de Peligro
No Sunshine Dub Dubtronica, Vol. 1No Sunshine Dub
Colorado Music Buzz “A-Sides” CD Review, by Thom Jackson
It isn’t often that we see quality surf music come out of Denver. It is even more rare that that music is made partially electronic, as is the case with the new record Luxuryville Presents: Dubtronica Vol. 1. Combining the classic elements of old surf rock, mixing in electronic elements and finishing off with a horn section throwing down some jazz/reggae style over the top, this album was not at all what we expected it to be.
Pleasantly surprised were we, to say the least, as so many electronic submissions we receive are mind-numbingly unoriginal. In addition to being a great surfing soundtrack, this album can hit a little closer to home on a powder day in the mountains. Just make sure you carve sharp.