Joker Smoker SP
Dub-Stuy Records closes 2016 with one last 12” from Californian producer Dubamine who lends his new school dub touch to a classic, Tristan Palmer’s ‘Joker Smoker’. Palmer himself recorded a new vocal to fit with Dubamine’s reimagining of the song which takes the riddim to new deep and cavernous ends. The result is a party anthem that is sure to resonate from Jamaica to the world. This is the first official relick of ‘Joker Smoker’, first released in 1982 by Greensleeves on the album of the same name produced by Jah Thomas.
On the flipside, Dubamine teams up with another upcoming Bay Area producer, Saule, for ‘Jimini Dub’. Together the pair have concocted a stripped back, weighty instrumental that brings to mind classic eyes-down vibes from the likes of Mala and Skream. The pair met in Santa Cruz and their collaboration shows the strength of a new generation of local producers picking up from the trails blazed by the likes of Matty G in the past decade. This will be Saule’s second vinyl release, following his debut on Joe Nice’s Gourmet Beats label earlier this year.
Format: vinyl, digital.
Catalogue Number: DS-SP005.
Release date: December 16, 2016.
1. Joker Smoker ft. Tristan Palmer
2 . Jimini Dub w/ Saule