Label: WordSound - WSCD033 • Series: Certified Dope - Volume 3 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop • Style: Illbient, Dub
A motley crew of iconoclasts captured the moment, and managed to ride a minor wave of notoriety that the music press dubbed Illbient. One of the contributors to this U Illlllik Annog MI Edud HeiR Dub - Various - Crooklyn Dub Outernational Presents Certified Dope Vo, DJ Olive, in fact, coined the term before Illbient posta-child DJ Spooky ran away with all the glory.
Most of the people associated with Illbient hailed from the borough of Crooklyn, mostly clustered around the post-industrial wasteland that was once Williamsburg.
Some of us knew each other from hanging out at this Manhattan club called The Cooler or from bumping into each other at Bass Mind Studios, the epicenter of much seimic activity in the neighborhood.
Everyone was doing their own thing, but all of us were, in some capacity, influenced by dub. Of course, that dank, dungeon weed the Jamaicans on the Southside sold might have had something Killa Det Sound - Southsoniks - Prima Terra do with it, too.
We peddled sonic dope, thus was born the Crooklyn Dub Consortium. The best kind. Yet the compilation still managed to make an impact on the critics and connoisseurs alike, making WordSound a blip on the radar, and setting the stage for a slew of new releases as well as a Crooklyn Dub European tour featuring Spectre, Dr. It seems that we had stumbled onto something. The dub ethos of heavy bass, plenty of space, and studio manipulation guided us to further experimentation and innovation on Volume 2.
From the smoked-out ravings of Torture later Sensational to the future-primitivism of Scarab, it featured an even more eclectic selection of heavyweight sounds. In addition to Bill The American Breed - Green Light, Dr.
While London had a solid stake on the claim of dub capital, we put Crooklyn Dub on the map for keeps. And just for the record--well before people started talking about Illbient. Long out of print, this marks the first time these two discs have been reissued, so enjoy!
Play it Loud! And pump that Bass!
The Burning - Eldopa - The Complete Recordings, Du Bist Out - Bushido - ersguterjunge Sampler Vol. 1 - Nemesis, Serenade - Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings - The Bells Of Shang Shung (A Soundpoem), Tony Macaroni - The Krankies - Its Fan-Dabi-Dozi!, Youre Tender And Youre Tired - Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours