Hear This: Gentleman's Dub Club - Stardust
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Gentleman's Dub Club
are a tour de force in the reggae industry, shooting back into orbit after their much-acclaimed project with the Nextmen.
The new single, 'Stardust', has its sights set far outside of our world's hemisphere. Teaming up once again with Easy Star Records, the London-based band have treated us to another colossal mash-up of dub, reggae, ska and brassy, horn-led jazz - all with one eye on psychedelic futurism.
"Stardust rushing through my bloodstream / I wanna get higher / Stardust rushing through my bloodstream / I found myself lost in space" lead singer Jonathan Scratchley chants over an earth-rattling crescendo of trumpets, horns and a bassline that drives home the instrumentals while helping to create an ethereal, floaty effect. The brassy, trumpet tonal interludes are a favoured technique from the Londoners and 'Stardust' is definitely not short of them, each one flourishing like its own carnival fanfare. The accompanying visuals are the love-child of Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' video and Bowie's odes to outer space; streaks of purples and blues crisscross the painted face of a man lost, maybe not in space, but definitely in his own mind.
'Stardust' is but a speck of dark matter in the solar system of goodness that's coming in 2019. Lost In Space, a brand new GDC album, will invade our planet in January next year, bringing with it a kaleidoscopic collection of genre-bending sounds. Listen to the single now.
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