I first heard about Dub Youth perusing an interview with the crew in dope.sg They described their sound as an "electronic-eclectic-mash up-roots group that combines many forms of music. From Reggae to Dub, some old school Jungle, Hiphop, Ragga, House, Urban Vibe and some Rude Boy Attitude." I nodded "Exactly!". I'm was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this talented duo PoppaTee and artist D'Metz a few months after first discovering their music.
When I received the riddim for Bababoom it reminded me of stepping into a party vibe feeling at your best and the whole crew is reppin'! Style check, hair on point, attitude on fleek...Let's go! It's the type of night you want to bump into that ex or lover you've been eyeing cause you're feeling BABABOOM! I loved that the instrumental had an old school flavour with a new school twist, so I wrote with a mix of melodies, rapping and dancehall chat. I want people to turn the track up in their speakers and strut around like peacocks because they feel good and confident about themselves. That's what it means to be BABABOOM.
BABABOOM single drops Monday September 7. 2015 through Doggyhouse Records, Indonesia. There will also be a remix contest launching for this single. Check the preview and press release after the jump and happy 10 Years of Bass Dub Youth!
PRESS RELEASE FROM DOGGYHOUSE RECORDS
DUB YOUTH CELEBRATING THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY BY RELEASING A COLLABORATION SINGLE WITH MASIA ONE “BABABOOM”
DubYouth is a duo Electronic from Yogyakarta, Indonesia formed by PoppaTee a.k.a Heruwa of Shaggydog fame and Metz. The duo was formed 10 years ago as a “bed room project” which eventually became successful as an Indie/Electronic icon in Indonesia. Their self titled album was successfully breaking through the number one chart in some Indie radio program in Indonesia with some of the hit single such as “Bomb Da Town”.
DubYouth’s 10 years of existence was making them known as a mash up duo that mix some elements of music such as Jungle, Reggae, Dub, House into their urban vibe. They didn’t afraid to explore the boundary of their music, pushing it to the limit to create something special. The will to explore is what making them to ask Masia One, a Canadian female Rapper to collaborate.
Masia One, born in Singapore as Masia Lim which was then moved to Canada when she was young. She started her own publishing company, The Merdeka Group to release her debut album "Mississauga". In the same year she became the first female Rapper nominated for"Best Rap Video" in Much Music Video Awards, an award by Canadian music TV channel, Much. Masia went on to collaborate with notable artists such as Pharrell Williams, The RZA (Wu Tang Clan) and Talib Kweli as well as Reggae performers Sizzla Kalonji and Mighty Crown.
The collaboration between Masia One and DubYouth is titled “Bababoom”, a dance-to-the-max song that was offering none other than their best skills to date. The single was mixed and mastered by a young talented producer, Ranggha Esha Yoga a.k.a Egha "Wai Wai studio". The artwork is done by Gilang Kusuma, meanwhile Doggy House Records (the records label run by Shaggydog) is responsible for the releasing of the single. The single “Bababoom” will then use as a material for a remix contest The 10 Milli Remix Contest in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of DubYouth.
Download the single “Bababoom” September 07 Monday and check back for more info on the remix contest.
Enjoy the music!