Review: It's been a fruitful hustle over the past 10 years for London's East End Dubs, a producer that from relative obscurity in 2012 has built a small empire around his own 'east-side' sound and vision, bringing clubby, dubbed-out and minimal club tracks to the other side of the English channel. This time East End Dubs goes transatlantic and lands on Hot Creations with a well deserved, functional, and select run of bassline tracks. Tighter grooves can be found in "Dis" with its early morning vocal and dreamy atmospheres, with its rhythm given a tougher, turned out variation in "Staines Groove". The master track here, "LFO", brims with a classic UK bass sound tipped by club music percussion to get you through to the after party, and hotel lobby.
Review: East End Dubs is one of the true heroes of the minimal techno underground, taking the best of classic UK tech house and the burgeoning sounds of 'Rominimal' as heard on his respected Eastenderz and Social vinyl only imprints. You can certainly count us surprised then that his latest offering come via Jamie Jones' Hottrax, but rest assured he hasn't compromised on his sound at all. Matter of fact, he sounds right at home. He debuts with a full release featuring three cuts on 'Rhythm 494', featuring the tough rolling and functional 303 jack of "Acid Roll", the heads-down hypnotic swing action of "Black Light" or the trippy shenanigans of the title track which is perfect tackle for that Fuse London afterhours session.
Review: London-based producer East End Dubs is wildly popular, thanks in no small part to a self-released series of digital-only singles that joined that dots between dubby, late night murkiness, contemporary deep house, and bowel-bothering, bass-heavy house. Here he graduates to Metroline, delivering a four-track EP of hazy, late night chuggers and sparse, eyes-closed tackle. "Argo", featuring a spoken French vocal, delays aplenty and atmosphere for days, is probably the highlight, though Snilloc's fluid remix of "Summa Dis" - all twinkling blues piano, hissing cymbals and intoxicating after-party rhythms - pushes it close. Low-key bonus cut "Hoxton" is also worth a listen, if only for its clandestine simplicity.