Bristol's dubstep ringmaster Pinch steps up to deliver his debut longplayer Underwater Dancehall, due to start rumbling bass bins from November.
Pinch's debut album is up there with Burial's Untrue in terms of anticipation. Pinch, a.k.a Rob Ellis, is the brains behind Tectonic Recordings, home to must-have dubstep releases from the likes of Skream, Cyrus and Loefah. He's also one of the genres most rated producers himself with bass-heavy tracks on labels such as Planet Mu and Soul Jazz besides his own.
Underwater Dancehall arrives as a double CD. Disc one features vocal versions of all the album cuts including 'Brighter Day', a new rethink of his Planet Mu classic 'Qawwali' featuring New York's Dub War MC Juakali on the mic, as well as collabs with Yolanda, Indi Kaur and Rudy Lee. Not too keen on vocals? Second disc does away with the rhymes and includes the same cuts on the main disc in an instrumental form.
1. Brighter Day feat. Juakali
2. Get Up feat. Yolanda
4. One Blood, One Source Ft Rudy Lee
6. Gangstaz feat. Juakali
7. Angels In The Rain Ft Indi Kaur
8. Battered feat. Yolanda
9. Trauma feat. Juakali
1. Brighter Day
2. Get Up
4. One Blood, One Source
7. Angels In The Rain
Pinch's 'Underwater Dancehall' is released on Tectonic on November 2, 2007.