Coming from the mind of internationally renowned reggae & drumnbass DJ Liondub, Liondub45 is a brand new sub label of the already well established and highly sought after LionDub International imprint, which represents the electronic, reggae influenced worlds of Jungle, DrumnBass, and Dubstep sounds. Liondub45 is intent on releasing a catalog of collectible 7s focusing on deep, vintage dub and scorching Roots Reggae showcasing the talents of a venerable whos who of modern Dub producers and original foundation vocalists.
Starting things with this brand new label will be a string of releases from one of Dub musics brightest stars - NYC based producer, keyboard virtuoso, and vintage Reggae producer Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah. Victor has been a continual and integral part of the NYC music scene for over a decade - as a performer, Ticklah is a founding member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Antibalas, the Easy Star All-Stars, and worked with Mark Ronson on both the Amy Winehouse and Daniel Merriweather albums. As a producer, Ticklah was behind the boards for the Dub Side Of The Moon album (co-production, mixing), remixed Shaun Escofferys classic Days Like This (alongside DJ Spinna), produced 2001s legendary Roots Combination album, and released his own critically acclaimed solo Ticklah Vs. Axelrod LP on NYC Reggae label Easy Star. The list goes on and onVictor is a man in very high demand from some very big players for his untouchable musical aesthetics, his intricate attention to detail, and a true understanding of our musical past.
Its with that level of quality and a true reverence for the past that Ticklah offers us up this very special 7. Things kick off with Ticklahs remix of the red hot Jahdan Blakkamoore, whose debut album Buzzrock Warrior on !k7 subsidiary Gold Dust is currently tearing up the charts. Axelrod flips the The General into a deep and heavy dub workout complete with an otherworldly skank and analog squelching bass. To the B-Side, Elimination Game, a monster slice of dub with a driving Steppers beat, swirling sound effects, deep percussion delays, bubbling organs, and all the studio wizardry weve come to expect.
Watch out for more Ticklah 7s on the come-up from liondub45, as well as a slew of 7s from the likes of Johnny Osbourne, Sugar Minott, Luciano, Judah Eskender Tafari, and other reggae legends. Our love & respect for Roots Reggae music will not stop.