CLR Podcast 128 / Dadub
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This week CLR presents you a live recording by the duo Dadub, who appear on the CLR Podcast for the first time. Based on Lucy´s label Stroboscopic Artefacts, they stand for an extraordinary and exiting approach to Techno, heavily inspired by their love of Dub music. This set is recorded live at the Melt! festival in Germany. It exclusively consists of current Dadub tracks and even features an extract of their latest single “Monad VIII”, which has been released on Stroboscopic Artefacts only a few days ago on August 4th. Please enjoy this haunting live set and please carry on reading below, for more information on the Berlin-based Dub-Techno innovators from Italy. Also note that CLR is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a very special offer, to be found right here: special offer The much praised CLR 044 release by Stroboscopic Artefacts founder Lucy and production partner Xhin, all week long for only 1,11 €.
Dadub is a meeting of two minds, Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, a duo whose output is underpinned by a mutual curiosity. The result? Startling electronic music productions, one of the best live acts in the scene and the innovative Artefacts Mastering studio.
Twinned by a fascination of process, and a love of Lee Scratch Perry's mix board experiments, they take dub and push it into the deepest corners of techno and out to the ambient fringes. Frustrated by identikit sounds in electronic music they set about pouring their technical knowledge together in search of innovation.
They describe their approach in the studio as 'like making scent'. Dadub take sound and process it to extract depth and expose human warmth. With this studio outlook it was natural for Dadub to move into mastering. They delved in and Artefacts Mastering emerged: mastering that involves no presets and a policy of adjusting every track entirely from scratch. It's exactly this type of discipline, their use of open strategies instead of formulas that also makes Dadub so dynamic live. Live they layer dubbing and synthesis, they take Dadub material and deconstruct or reconstruct it spontaneously. Their sets are seriously deep and have been showcased internationally at Barcelona's Sonar festival, Germany's Melt! festival and in clubs from Berlin to Moscow.