The limited edition white label vinyl series from Lion Charge Records delivers it’s third outing of rudimentary rhythms. Stepping up to the plate are a freshly signed act considered by many to be a driving force behind the underground sound. Kaiju recently teased dub connoisseurs with a handful of root marinated flavours on their infamous Rinse FM appearance hosted by lyrical executioner, Flowdan. Kaiju’s arrival on Lion Charge is a testament to their versatile value and engineering expertise within sub-bass constructs.
Echoing the offbeat aesthetics of soundsystem music, LIONCHG003 is a hypnotic roller of dubwise riddims and dread-line melodies. ‘Unity Dub’ progresses under syncopated piano chords, and scattered horn riffs effortlessly mixed with accentuated guitar licks. Exercising dub fundamentals, Kaiju place prominence on the drive of the bass skank groove and one-drop rhythm drumbeat. One for the steppers.
‘Rudebwoi’, an extension of the dubbed out formula, opens with a classic reggae organ-shuffle before a vocal signals a vibrant flow of staccato style piano chords, King Tubby guitar licks, and reverb-soaked horns sealed in a swirl of invigorating drum patterns. Once again, Kaiju capture the Lion Charge vibe through smokey siren riffs and rugged trench town subs for good measure.
LIONCHG003 will be released September 9th and is available to pre-order from the Lion Charge Store.