After an unforeseen amount of toil,
discussion, revision, recreation, formulation, speculation, and every
other “...tion” one might imagine, we are happy to say that all
aspects of the third Clubroot album are in the bag! More
specifically, the mixdown, mastering, & design has been completed
(months of false starts on each of those stages right there!). We are
moving forward on the pressing as we speak, and will have the
2LP+CD/CD/DL out for general release between the middle of April and
the Beginning of May. All the backers who have so patiently waited
will receive access to the release at least a couple of weeks prior
to the actual release date, and will be hearing from us around the
same time to sort out all the details of putting together the
shipments for getting you the remaining part of your reward for
backing the campaign!
Putting together a record can be quite
an odyssey sometimes, especially when both you and the artist are
perfectionists, and each in our own way.
Typically, when people think of
releasing a record, they think the process of producing the tracks is
the longest stage, which is likely true in most cases, but there are
many other stages that can take just as long. Clubroot was driven to
make this record as sonically flawless in his view as possible, and in doing
that, each step was committed to with the focus one might associate
more with Zen Gardening than garage music production. Yes, it takes a
long time, but we all know how beautiful a Zen garden is.....
Both Clubroot and I can barely contain
our anticipation in releasing this album and seeing the worlds
reaction to hearing it. This third Clubroot album is an unparallelled
epic, stretching over an hour long, not including bonus material.
Once again, a million thanks for helping LoDubs carry on. Not only Swarms and this Clubroot LP, but also the the 12" releases listed below never would have happened without your actions, and for this everything LoDubs adds to the world of music is your doing just as it is ours.
Here is a quick rundown of the releases we've done the last couple of months:
LoDubs/Mad Decent split 12": Diplo & Oliver Twizt "Go" (Swarms Remix) B/W 6Blocc "Bounce"
Limited edition release with hand screened jackets. Diplo loved the Swarms album, and asked them for a few remixes. They decided it should be released on vinyl, and asked us to arrange a split release with them. We only received a small number of these, as it is a highly anticipated item, both by the Diplo and Swarms fans, and by those who have been looking for this 6Blocc track, which has been a hunted dubplate for some time. You can check it out below:
Egoless "Rainbow Dub" 12"
We signed this as part of the material we used for our live collaboration with The Scientist July 2009. After some time, we realized it should be released on its own. About the most roots-centric release on LoDubs, next to "Chalice" by DZ, or "Bad Mind" by Hoodz, or "Fully Loaded" by South3rn (Well, I guess their has been a lot of roots driven stuff on the label....):
DFRNT "Pacific 212/Passion" RMXS 12"
After having this guy out from Scotland over the summer, we heard some of his remixes, and decided they where so true to the spirit of the originals, yet perfect present day restructurings that they said a lot about the culture circa: now, and should be released. The release was featured on the official 808 State website shortly after release (Here, under the 16:11:11 listing), which was a great nod from the original bleep masters: