Zimbabwe born, London bred dub KULT is the man behind Living Records. He has been a DJ for over 15 years and producing for over 10.
Dub KULT is one of the few DJs and producers out there who has an instinctive feel for rocking a dance-floor while also having both something to say and the skills with which to express himself. Live and on record, he plays techno and house sometimes deep, sometimes hard but always infused with some kind of off-kilter alien funk. He doesn't just do looping bangers, and he doesn't get lost in self-indulgence, but he does produce superbly funky, danceable yet lush music that has both attitude and soul.
A special insight into party music that's great for your soul and your head sets dub KULT apart from most producers and this has made him one of those artists the techno scene relies on for peaktime sounds. His records get props from everyone from Steve Bug and Richard Grey to Ricardo Villalobos and Andy Weatherall, even Sven Vath. He's put out tunes through Warp's off shoot, Arcola, influential German labels Traum and Raum...Musik, plus he's done the soundtrack for Channel 4's Burning Man film, the Tomorrow's World Live show, as well as for legendary fetish fashion show, The Torture Garden. Most recently, he's has started a record label all of his own. Living Records has been getting support from everyone from Dave Mothersole to Larent Garnier and is set to be a bit of a label to be reckoned with in 2007.
Kult has it's roots in the infamous club nights Dub ran with the Kult collective, since 1997. Dancefloors were wiggled and grooved upon from everywhere from the ICA to dodgy Dalston warehouses and swank West London clubs. Guests have included Nathan Coles, Tyler T-Bone Stadius, Richard Grey, Cylob, Evil Eddie Richards and Brit underground legend Tom Churchill.
dub KULT doesn't serve up an arid musical mono-culture, but a rich mix. The diversity of his music is a reflection of his background half-Indian, half-English, part-time member of both the cool crowd and the geek gaggle, neither definitively house nor techno. The music he makes is for both the head and the body. Even tunes that seem made for those moments when you're lost on the dance-floor always have some latent, brooding meaning, an intention. Like few DJs of his generation, dub KULT understands that at the centre of clubbing madness lies a still, reflective core.
dub KULT is a man whose whole career has been dedicated to the un-ending call-and-response of rhythm, this time expressed in electronic music.
a bunch of super fresh and upcoming tracks that i'm digging right now:
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B Suenox - Ludovic Vendi - Minisketch
Lovely Loneliness (Silversurfer Remix) - Miss Yetti - Gold & Liebe
Cluster Fuck (Touane Remix) - dub KULT - Metisse
13 Dub - dub KULT - Living
Venus Fly Trap (Harada Remix) - DJ Emerson - Freakwave
Loose Changes - Mike Wall - Metroline Ltd
Silver Bullet - Lars Wickinger - Living
FedAss - Basic Unit - Fine Art
Ellis Perry (Inxec's Now't on Tele Mix) - Stefan Tretau - Sounderground
Onetimer - Litwinenko - det.und
Inps - Lucio and Pepp - Ware
This Is Not A Follow-Up (Chicago Mix) - Mazi & Durez - Gourmet
Juicy Vermin - Richard Seeley - Very Very Wrong Indeed
Ellis Perry (Mikael Stavostrand Rmx) - Stefan Tretau - Sounderground
Selected discography Dub Kult
Stop The World (12") - Arcola - 2003
Disco Dusk (12") - Reverberations - 2004
Sunrise (12") - Raum...musik - 2004
Bip (12") - Raum...musik - 2005
Twelfth Silence (File, MP3) - After-Dinner Recordings - 2005
Twelve (12") - Traum Schallplatten - 2005
Cluster Fuck / Se Tuli Aavikolta (12") - Curle Recordings - 2007
One World EP (12", EP) - Living Records - 2007
Hell Bent (12", Red) - Hell Bent (Dub Kult Remix) - Orson Records - 2006
Polylux (12") - Kunst Mit Astrid (Dub Kult Rmx) - Raum...musik - 2006
Ronin EP (12", EP) - Ronin (Dub Kult Remix) - Living Records - 2006
The Two Headed Monster - Sampler EP (12") - Spot The Difference (Dub Kult remix) - Orson Records - 2006
Chest In The Attic (The Rmxs) (12") - Chest In The Attic (Dub Kult remix) - Meerestief Records - 2007
Smitten Dicken EP (File, MP3, EP) - Tiki Tiki (Dub Kult Remix - Produkt Schallplatten - 2007
Sweet Mind (Dub Kult Remix) (File, MP3) - Living Records - 2007