Battle Cry LP
In a little more than a year, the Brooklyn-based combo of Double Tiger and DJ Q-Mastah has established itself as one of the pillars of the U.S. underground bass music scene. Through their record label and iconic 15,000-watt, handcrafted wooden speaker stack dubbed the “Tower of Sound”, they have forged a reputation as the leading crew behind the resurgence and development of dub reggae and sound system culture in America.
Restoring the centrality of sound system culture in the evolution of contemporary bass music is an explicit goal of the duo. By connecting the dots between old and new, Battle Cry stands as a metaphor and manifesto for this ambition. The 10-track LP takes the listener on a musical journey through the genre-bending contours of dub, reggae and electronic music with each track adding its own twist to the overall story. Taking inspiration from the multifaceted dimensions of Brooklyn, Battle Cry is dark and gritty yet upbeat and, at times, soulful. Despite this dichotomy of sounds and styles, each track is connected by the duo’s affinity for righteous horn lines, trance-inducing dub echoes and powerful skanks underpinned by heavy lines of pulsating bass. Battle Cry was made deliberately for the sound system and will most likely sound better on one!
Format: 12″ vinyl, digital, CD.
Catalogue Number: DS-LP001.
Release date: Feb 25, 2014.
1. Battle Cry
2. Roots Lyrics feat. Brother Culture
3. Strong To Survive
4. Pool Party feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore
5. Old Time Love feat. Jay Sparker
6. Tiger Style
7. Where Do We Go Wrong feat. Luciano
8. A Little Bit More feat Jay Sparker
10. The Traveler