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Mako drops DISDUB018 on Dispatch Dubplate


Dispatch Dubplate makes its long-awaited return with the first of six new releases, DISDUB018 is brought to you by Mako – including a collab with Ben Soundscape.

Setting out to champion the best in unreleased music and those tunes which have been long cherished dubs by prominent figures within the dnb community, Dispatch Dubplate returns after an almost two-year break with this special release from Mako.

Heading up the release is ‘The Man’, a tune that Ant TC1 has been playing for years and could never put down. One that prompted constant ID requests from DJs and ravers alike, this tune fully represents the Dispatch Dubplate ethos due to the mystery and hype surrounding the track. Originally made as an experiment, with Mako wanting to focus on crusty-sounding production with no mid-bass or prominent fog horns – it’s a back-to-basic track that celebrates the raw energy of drum and bass. After much email wrangling and WhatsApp-based arm-twisting, they are pleased to get this stand-out track out there finally.

The Dispatch Dubplate series makes vinyl the focus, and each release features an exclusive track that will never be sold digitally. ‘Mission Critical’ champions their favourite format on this release with a loop-based roller dreamt up on a hazy, stoned day. Originally forgotten about by Mako himself, this one was championed by Mikal (and Ant of course) and has now found its way out there thanks to Mik’s love and appreciation.

Completing the release is a collab with Ben Soundscape, Mako’s personal favourite of the three. Utilising some drums from another tune called ‘Tell Me Something’ released by Mako on Metalheadz, the pair set out to make something new. Initially signed by the late, great, Marcus Intalex for Soul:R it was eventually swapped out for a different tune of Mako’s – this makes it another perfect fit for Dispatch Dubplate, given the love and following it created during live sets but never saw the light of day (until now).

A welcome return to this fabled series, watch this space for more!

Today we premiere ‘Mission Critical’ which you can check out below. DISDUB018 drops on the Dispatch Store on 28th November and will be available everywhere else on 9th December! Make sure you grab a copy from here!

DISDUB018 cover

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