This one goes out to all you soggy DJs out there. The selectors and entertainers whose slot is not in sync with mother nature's winning hand. You look out over a sea of anoraks and subdued faces and wonder if the sun will ever shine again. You look at your beer and wish it was a warm cup of tea. You look down at your coat and realise you'll never pack your winter wardrobe away for the summer…
These instances are hard, if not impossible, to imagine as this year's unlikely heatwave continues to dazzle and frazzle us. But we all know that those rainy day moments do exist. We've all played them in the past. We've all got many more in the future. And now Darkroom Dubs have the perfect soundtrack for them: Skinnerbox - `Music For Sad & Rainy Open Airs’.
Two tracks tailored for the greyest of outdoor shows. Moody, pensive and vitally atmospheric; both `Cold Neck' and `Wet Shoes' counter and complement any damp DJ set consummately. The former is a lavish, eight-minute saga that ripples with analog weight and shines with sudden cosmic blasts. The sinewy latter extends the trip closer to nine minutes with a wriggling weave of acid and bass before smacking us hard with vibrant solar sensation in the epic breakdown. No matter how treacherous the conditions you play this in are, the sun will always rise.
Cold neck, wet shoes, warm heart: The weather might be an unpredictable beast, but these tracks most certainly guarantee temperate reactions. And let's face it; this is Skinnerbox and Darkroom Dubs... These guarantee joy regardless of what weather mother nature throws at us. Enjoy!
Mastered by Conor Dalton at Glowcast Audio.
Art by Dave Beazley.