Thursday, December 9, 2010 Leave a Comment
OK, I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I completely missed this album when it came out a year ago, but after belatedly discovering it recently I was blown away. The concept is simple: a collection of dubstep remixes of Wu-Tang Clan tunes. It works better than you could possibly imagine. If you like dubstep, give it a go, there aren’t many comparable vocal dubstep albums about. If you’re a fan of dubstep and the Wu, just go and buy it now! Dubstep is generally instrumental or has sparse vocal hooks, but this album is densely packed with words and although most tracks are not particularly well known Wu tunes, they’re still catchy as hell. Opener ‘Deep Space’ kicks the bass bins right out of your speakers and sets the tone for an album of the heaviest hip hop I’ve ever heard. Several tunes have gone straight into my setlist and I’m now on the look out for more dubstep influenced hip hop. Can’t wait for the sequel album of Brand Nubian remixes due later this month.