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Mister Shifter links up with Fanu for ‘DISDUB22’ on Dispatch


Mister Shifter teams up with his close friend Fanu yet again, this time on Dispatch Dubplate for ‘DISDUB22’. Two producers who share a profound love of sampling and manipulating fresh breakbeats, showcase what they do best on this 4-track release.

‘Reverse Dawn’ from Fanu sets the tone for this release, its otherworldly atmospheres are matched with precision drum work and tense, driving bass. This track was the initial spark that birthed this release. When the contrasting remix from Mister Shifter arrived it was clear they belonged on the same Dispatch Dubplate.

Mister Shifter takes Fanu’s ‘Reverse Dawn’ into bold and contrasting new territory by adding high-powered breakbeats (some courtesy of Paradox and Mako), clever edits, and a floor-quaking bassline. Many of Fanu’s ethereal and moody elements remain intact, letting the remix proudly showcase the finest qualities of each producer.

Vinyl-exclusive ‘The Kingpin’ pays homage to the famed Blue Note-era sound while looking forward to modern production techniques and aesthetics. This track pulls no punches, featuring a devastating mid-song change-up that rivals anything Mister Shifter has released to date. Fans of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ will appreciate the dialogue samples from which the track draws its name. A staple in Mister Shifter’s DJ sets, ‘The Kingpin’ has received support around the globe from the likes of Gremlinz, Double O, Mantra, Andy Odysee, and Djinn.

Capping off the release is old-school rave banger ‘That Dreama Trak VIP’, taking things back to where it all started by lowering the BPM and elevating the vibes. Drawing inspiration from the likes of 2 Bad Mice and early ’90s Moving Shadow, Mister Shifter gives us a modern take on the hardcore breakbeat and rave music that helped shape his musical foundation. Pitched-down Amen and Think breaks, Mentasms, and vocal samples combine into an anthemic, hands-in-the-air floor-filler.

Check out our premiere of Fanu ‘Reverse Dawn’ below. The EP is already out on Dispatch Store and will drop everywhere else on Monday 3rd April. Make sure you grab a copy for your collection from here!

DISDUB22 cover

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