based Steve Vibronics started creating
digital Dub riddims in the mid 1990's.
Heavily inspired by the Aba Shanti I Sound
system, he soon discovered a talent to
create very catchy riddims.
In a relatively short time he managed to
achieve a unique sound. By developing his
talents, doors were opened and now every UK
DUB and Techno Lover recognizes his sound.
Stuff that makes you move and groove to
the rhythm of some very unique DUB vibes.
Even further: Those who know DigiDub,
acknowledge Vibronics as one of the
tone-setters in this branch of Reggae Music.
And it's all in the mix.
Take DUB FIRE, released by Lush Records
on 7" vinyl single. It has a running
bassline and a pumping one drop drums. But
you won't hear that bassline straight from
the top. Steve waits and waits and waits. He
waits until you really start to feel some
protest coming up!
Vibronics has a way of making the
tension quite unbearable. His mixes often
start without the drum and bassline, and he
really takes his time. Then when the bass
and drum drop in, the stomach turns and
When you're able to create a crucial drum
and bassline, that is.
Which is obviously the case with
Vibronics and this Lush Release proofs it
Once, and not twice. And that's about the
only negative thing I can say about this
Because you will only find a DUB on the
B-Side. The A-side is simply the "undubbed"
version. And although that's not a unicity,
in this case it would surely have been nicer
when the instrumental was at least enriched
by a vocal line...
The good news is, that you can download
the DUB for free in a not-too-high bitrate.
So check the tune for yourself by
visiting the Vibronics website, downloading
the mp3 file and see if you do not feel an
instant urge to support the independents and
buy that 7"!
HOW TO GET THE 7": You
have to visit the Vibronics Website and
contact the webmaster to buy the vinyl
single. There you can also download the
B-side for free in a not too high bitrate
MP3 file! VIBRONICS