MP3 Leak of the Week: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

MP3 Leak of the Week: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

On Oct 1st, Dub Architect released his Volume 2 – Dub Remix album. A 12 track compilation, remixing 12 different songs from bands such as Through The Roots, Fear Nuttin Band, Hi Roots as well as Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with the remix to their song “Future”. This song is FREE on the homepage & you can read more on the song & compilation here…

You can download Dub Architect’s remix of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad’s “Future” on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week column on the right hand side! This download will only be available until Saturday, Oct 12th, 2013.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad“Future” (Dub Architect Remix)

“Future” (Dub Architect Remix) Background:
Dub Architect is a producer, dub engineer, and musician hailing from the DC/VA area specializing in writing, arranging, performance, recording & production. The DUB Comp Vol. 2 was mastered by Mike Caplan at Lion & Fox Recording Studios in Washington DC.

The 12 track album features notable artists such as Dubmatix ft. Luciano, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and Fear Nuttin Band ft. Jacob Hemphill and Byrd of SOJA (on organ and drums respectively), while also showcasing such international talents as The Riverside Rockers (Japan), Destroy DC (UK), and TALAWA (Costa Rica).

Here’s what Dub Architect had to say with his remixing of PANDA!’s track “Future”:
“I first linked with Panda! in 2012 doing dub mixes of ‘Love You More’ and ‘Change You’ from their album ‘In These Times’ thanks to the band putting the stems online and encouraging dub producers to get involved. Panda! ended up enjoying my mixes and when ‘Future’ emerged as an unmixed single I immediately emailed the band to do a mix at almost the same exact time they were emailing me asking me to do the same. The powerful lyrics really struck a chord with me, so I decided to do what I call a ’50/50 mix’ which maintains much of the vocal messaging while exploring the song’s dub possibilities in the second half. I believe that ‘Future’ is a defining sound on Dub Volume 2 and shows both the expansion of my creativity behind the dub controls as well as the technical development of my skills as an audio engineer. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have been some of my biggest role models as musicians and it’s an honor to have them be a part of this album.”

Here’s a quote from GPGDS bassist/vocalist, James Searl:
“Songs, production, and dub, especially in the 21st century are temporal illusions. It sounds like it all happened at once in a studio, but it didn’t. You just hear all these memories mixed and curated, in this case by the Dub Architect. It is super 4D. I love this “Future” version. It has so many different layers on it that were recorded over a period of years, and we never really knew how to produce it. Acoustic guitar, lap steel, percussion, all remind me of different times with friends. Chris and I tracked the drum and bass first. Then we kept adding layers over a few years. Dub Architect mixed our memories, and that is a sweet artform to rock.”

This compilation is made possible by a network of artists coming together for the love of music, including visual artist, Al Scholl. Al Scholl, designed the beautiful cover art you see below and actually painted on-stage at Cali-Roots Festival and has a history of working with other artists such as Iration, See-I & more!

You can Purchase this remix compilation NOW, in both physical & digital formats, by clicking HERE!

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Background:
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (PANDA!) is a quintet from Rochester, NY. Their psychedelic roots reggae album “In These Times” made iTunes Best of 2012 list. Over the past six years, PANDA! has performed 800 shows, put out a collection of live albums, and released a roots Americana record titled “Country” (2012).

PANDA! just launched their new online store with brand new shirts, vinyl, and more. The store is being run by drummer Chris O’Brian aka “ChaseTheArt.” Check it out by clicking HERE

PANDA! kicked off their fall tour on, October 2 in New York City. The quintet will be touring throughout the Northeast before heading south to Florida. On November 1 they set sail on the Rombello music festival cruise alongside Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, Trevor Hall and others. The 4 night cruise travels from Miami to the Bahamas.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Tour Dates:
Oct 2 @ Sullivan Hall. New York NY
Oct 3 @ Thirsty Moose Tap House. Portsmouth NH
Oct 4 @ Port City Music Hall. Portland ME
Oct 5 @ Orpheum Theatre. Boston MA (w/ Moe)
Oct 6 @ The Blockley. Philadelphia PA
Oct 10 @ Tralf Music Hall. Buffalo NY
Oct 12 @ The Festy Experience. Roseland VA
Oct 31 @ Cafe Eleven. St. Augustine FL
Nov 1-5 @ Rombello Cruise. Miami FL to Bahamas
Nov 6 @ The Social. Orlando FL (w/ Toubab Krewe)
Nov 27 @ Water Street Music Hall. Rochester NY
Dec 4 @ Stone Church. Newmarket NH
Dec 5 @ Signal Kitchen. Burlington VT
Dec 6 @ Westcott Theater. Syracuse NY
Dec 7 @ Tropicalia. Washington DC

PANDA! Links:
PANDA! Website
PANDA! Facebook
PANDA! Twitter

Dub Architect Links:
Dub Architect Website
Dub Architect Facebook
Dub Architect SoundCloud

Huge thanks again to PANDA! & Dub Architect for allowing us to share the remix of “Future” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song and spread the awareness to your friends! Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Love You More”