FF04: Smoke Clears

Artist: Juakali

Title: Smoke Clears EP

Label: Foreign Familiar

Catalog: FF04

Digital Release: October 29, 2010

File Under: Dubstep, Reggae, Tropical

Track Listing:

  1. Smoke Clears
  2. Smoke Clears (Moldy Remix)
  3. Smoke Clears (Breed Remix)
  4. Bodega/ Real Ting

Press Contact: info [at] foreignfamiliar.com

Juakali’s Smoke Clears EP is the 4th release on Foreign Familiar featuring two original songs and two remixes within the dubstep genre. The title track is a dub-centric roller produced by Los Angeles’ SMOG affiliates Kelly Dean & Steady that boasts the two remixes one by skillful producer/DJ from India known as Breed, the other by Maine’s Heavy Pressure commandant Selector Moldy. The Breed remix maintains dub elements captured in the original, married with sub-stutter popular in current dubstep releases. Moldy’s remix harks to a well-honed sub pressure context that nods toward rebellion. Juakali’s vocal is commanding on all versions. His lyrics are considerably noteworthy for topical debates. A gem of a tune called Bodega is the ‘b-side’ of this release. Produced by San Francisco’s Jus Wan warranting Jua’s playful yet heart-felt approach in performance. Multiple playbacks is encouraged. There is really nothing quite like this release in the market.

Artist Short Bios:

• Reflecting an unchallenged edge to his performance style and lyrical content garnered from spotlight tours in Europe, India and America, Juakali is recognized as one of the few American Dub, Dubstep, Reggae recording artists at the forefront of the burgeoning global electronic music scene. www.juakalimusic.com

Kelly Dean & Steady are the SMOG crew’s newest resident badboys. Their music collaborations have been gaining notoriety amongst their peers earning them a coveted spot on the SMOG Scion CD Sampler V.30 released by Scion A/V. http://www.myspace.com/Kelly_D http://www.myspace.com/steadydnb

• The “New England sub assassin” and “New York City dubstep pioneer” is known far and wide for his mind-bending DJ sets and deep, dark, thoughtful bass music productions. Moldy has been at the forefront of the US dubstep movement since its inception. www.selectormoldy.com

• As the two-time DMC Champion of India, B.R.E.E.D (aka DJ Nasha) uses the art of turntablism, controllers, FX processors, samplers, and alternative production concepts to misalign dance floors around the globe. www.breedbass.com

Jus Wan’s productions have been released on labels like Apple Pips and Tempa. His DJ sets contain everything from uptempo technoid flavors to glitched out low end frequencies with an emphasis on quality production and tight mixing. http://blog.juswansf.net

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