Dixon, Ame, Solomun, Sasha, Joris Voorn, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Oliver Koletzki, Matthias Tanzmann, Piemont, Steve Lawler, Luciano, Dave Angel, Marco Bailey, Marco Carola, Alan Fitzpatrick, Erick Morillo, Richie Hawtin, DJ Mag, Joseph Capriati, B. Traits (BBC Radio 1), Agents of Time, Maceo Plex & Shall Ocin, Adriatique
One of the newest musicians to be signed to the Fall From Grace label, Chewy Rubs has created a name for himself through his various redubs and edits for various classic disco house records from the 70’s and beyond. His attention to the subtleties of modal production and techno funk vibes is apparent on each one of these records shortlisted below and taken from his Spitting Feathers artist album showcase. ‘Private Party’ is a naughty number with a snappy female vocal juxtaposed a dirty tribal vibe. ‘Mr Mills (Before I Stop)’ is taken from the legend himself Jeff Mills and his thoughts on music and culture – experimental warped out techno is the rub here. ‘Wanna Show You’ is much more funked out and with washed out vocals, the acid dub definitely feels just that. Lastly, ‘Go With The Flow’ is a jam riff session with keyboardist Moke, and the result is a musically rich modal journey with rhodes chords abound sprinkled with a glaze of funked out disco house. Organic textures and warm pronounced tones compromise the Chewy Rubs sound but more importantly, this is just a sprinkle of what he has to offer the world this year, and we are proud to be releasing this body of work. With Chewy Rubs latest attention being featured on BBC Radio 1 courtesy of The Black Madonna, it is going to be exciting year spitting feathers and going with the flow.