2020 Aug 26     
2 Bit Thugs

Melbourne's Soothsayer label serve up two Class A headnodders from new kid on the the block Jonny Reebok

If you like your dubstep on the seriously deep and, y'know, actually dub-oriented side, you need to check for this two-tracker from Sydney-based newcomer Jonny Reebok immediately.

Mr Reebok himself describes Aphrodite Dub as "a mash-up of garage rhythms, dub basslines and classic jungle breaks playing at 134BPM," and who am I to argue? Dubstep's roots as a fusion of two-step garage and dub are as clearly visible as they've ever been here, with perhaps just a hint of a 90s trip-hop feel too… absolutely sterling stuff. Flip it for Ghost Town Riddim, which operates in not dissimilar territory but with a sparser, more weirded-out feel – fans of Burial should dig this one for sure.

We'll be bringing you an interview with Jonny Reebok very soon – that's how much this EP impressed. In the meantime, feast your ears…

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 27 August
 

 

 

Review Score: 9

 

 

 

Tags: Jonny Reebok, Soothsayers, dubstep