Release Date: February 2013
Label: Cubiculo Records
Catalog Number: CR12001
Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
A1. Dub Unit feat Speng Bond – Ganjaman
A2. Super Mariojuana Riddim
B1. Delmighty Sounds Remix
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This is the first release of the label, a newborn label based in London / Lisbon that will feature Dub Unit (PT) and Speng Bond (UK) with the single EP debut “Ganjaman”.
The “Super Mariojuana Riddim” is inspired by the 8 Bit music, so called chiptune, blended with laptop / digital Reggae and influenced by retro computer games such as Nintendos Super Mario. The Portuguese producer Dub Unit created this Riddim based in a old school tune from Horace Ferguson called “Sensi Addict” and U-Roy’s “Music Addict”, but also brought the 8 Bit feeling because of his appreciation for producers like Prince Jammy, Jahtari, Maffi, and labels like Jammy’s, Harmodio, Unity Sounds, among others. Super Mariojuana Riddim was produced and mixed by Dub Unit where the English veteran Deejay Speng Bond, from the UK based label Reality Shock Records, sings “Ganjaman” in a wicked and conscious way.
The 12” vinyl will have six tracks, featuring on the A side the original version, the riddim version and the Acapella of “Ganjaman” so that any Speng Bond fan can do a remix for their own music. The flip side of the record will have three different remixes from Dub Unit´s & Speng Bond “Ganjaman”, where you can find a Digistep Version from the Portuguese producer Delmighty Sounds, a Cumbia / Raggamuffin version from the Colombian producer Alguacil Dub Killa and finally a Jungle version from the Portuguese Dirty Skank Beats.
Cubiculo Records proudly presents its brand new 7” release featuring Subactive (FR) and the veteran singer Mikey Murka (UK/JA)
After the success of the 12” Vinyl / Digital debut EP of Dub Unit featuring Speng Bond, now comes the first 7” Vinyl with this massive riddim from Subactive with the legendary Mikey Murka singing on top of “The Bad Man Riddim”.
Founded in 2010, Subactive is a Strasbourg (France) based sound-system. Lovers of sharp skanks and fat bass lines, they produce modern-sounding riddims influenced by digital reggae of the 80s.
The remix from Dreadsquad & Doubla J.on the Polish label “Superfly studio” is the first official release in 2012. In 2013, Subactive is signed on the famous music label Scotch Bonnet and releases its first EP (Frontline EP) in collaboration with singers El Fata & Ranking Levy. They are also the organisers of “DUB SOUNDZ” nights in Strasbourg where they play diferent styles from reggae to stepper making the crowds move using exclusives, dubplates and home-made productions. Subactive has invited many artists such as OBF, Stand High, Mungo’s Hifi, Kenny Knots, Vibronics, Disrupt, Riddim Tuffa, El Fata, Dawa Hifi, The Dub Machinist, Weeding Dub, Idren Reality, for the greatest enjoyment of a faithfully present and ever-increasing local audience.
Mikey Murka first came to the attention of reggae fans worldwide way back in the the early 80′s. Having grown up in Jamaica, Mikey moved to London as a teenager & began singing on the legendary Unity Sound. In the height of Reggae’s ‘digital era’ in the 80′s Mikey worked the dancehalls with fellow Unity Sound artists such as Kenny Knotts, Errol Bellot, Selah Collins, Richie Davis, Peter Bouncer, Demon Rocker & Flinty Rankin (the Ragga Twins) performing regularly alongside the likes of Coxsone, Saxon & other top sounds of the day. On stage Mikey has supported artists including Sugar Minott, Mikey General, Tippa Irie, Daddy Freddy & many more. Following Unity Sound’s sucess in the soundsystem circuit, they began releasing records. With them Mikey recorded a series of hit tunes, including anthems such as ‘Control the Dancehall’, ‘We Try’ & perhaps the most well known ‘Ride Pon the Riddim’ which reached top 3 in the reggae charts, earning Mikey international recognition. Countless Mikey Murka tracks appeared on various compilation albums, the most famous of which include Unity Sound’s ‘Watch How The People Dancing’ LP & John Dread’s ‘Jamaica Affair’ Vol 3, where Mikey appears alongside Big Youth & King Kong. After a long break from the game, Mikey returned in 2002 hotter than ever, this time teaming up Kemist Kris of Reality Shock, who persuaded him to relaunch his singing career.