Thursday, April 10, 2008

Round Three feat. Paul St. Hilaire - Acting Crazy

Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald are probably best known as Basic Channel but their forays into the world of dub have blessed us with multitude of great music as Rhythm & Sound. Their sound is stripped to the core and heavily influenced by the likes of King Tubby but with a modern take that is as relevant as it is timeless.

Acting Crazy features Paul St. Hilaire aka Tikiman and is recorded under the moniker Round Three under which Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald only released this EP and was a part of a series numbered one to five which featured records as incredible as I'm Your Brother and Find A Way. It's one of those records that is absolute dynamite at the right time of the night and sounds incredible on a big soundsystem with all the echoes and effects. The beauty of any record made by Mark and Moritz is that they take very few elements and have the ability to work them in a way that make them sound perfectly juxtaposed next to one another, they make the best loops. They're also not afraid to leave some space between the notes and that makes their music transcend the myriad of copycat dub techno records that are littering the marketplace at the moment.

I have a whole section in my collection devoted to these guys and I just wish that they'd release more records and thankfully this recent reworking of Sebbo Watamu Beach, which is absolutely immaculate, has been released for all of us to drop the needle on.

Round Three feat. Paul St. Hilaire - Acting Crazy

As an added bonus I thought I'd upload Mark Ernestus' insanely good remix of master drummer Tony Allen's Moyege, which was released by Honest Jon's a year or so back. It is a perfect example of how great a dub house record can be. Drink it in.

Tony Allen - Moyege - Mark's Disco Dub

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you ;)