Set for a digital-only release on November 11th via Easy Star Records, UK-based dub rockers Gentleman’s Dub Club will drop a remix EP of 2015’s The Big Smoke. We’re giving away the first track of the EP with a Chief Rockas remix of “One Night Only” featuring Natty…
You can download the Chief Rockas remix of Gentleman’s Dub Club track, “One Night Only,” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Nov. 12th, 2016.
Gentleman’s Dub Club – “One Night Only” (Chief Rockas Remix)- Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
Gentleman’s Dub Club “One Night Only” (Chief Rockas Remix) Background:
Last November, Gentleman’s Dub Club allowed us to give away the original version of “One Night Only,” featuring the UK’s Natty. The original album, The Big Smoke, dropped on November 13th, 2015 via Easy Star Records and almost a year to the date, on November 11th, the group has released a Remixed version of the record. The group teamed up with the likes of the legendary Prince Fatty (Lily Allen, Dub Syndicate, The Skints, Hollie Cook), Hungarian-born DJ Madd, Chief Rockas, and more to shed a fresh light on the material.
Leading off the 7-track EP is “One Night Only,” as Chief Rockas changes up the tone of the original mix as detailed by the Club: “Chief Rockas unravel some of the mystery of Natty’s mystical ‘One Night Only,’ switching it to a major key, and replacing the rootsy vibes of the original with a thumping half time beat. Uplifting keys, rowdy sound effects and a driving bassline definitely make this one for the DJ’s!”
Natty, known for his hit single “Bedroom Eyes,” brings a relaxed and smooth vocal delivery to a bass-heavy, percussion-friendly reggae track.
When we featured the original version of this song last year, we reached out to Natty about the song and he told us: “I knew Gentleman’s Dub Club from the touring scene and they just asked me to feature on their album. As soon as I heard the backing track, it was easy for the song to just write itself. Was a pleasure working with GDC. Effortless vibes, good live band as well. Enjoyed performing the track with them.”
Gentleman’s Dub Club bassist & producer, Toby Davies best breaks it down by saying: “Natty combined with Steppas powerhouse Gentleman’s Dub Club, rolls out a sweet and heavy roots collaboration, ‘One Night Only’. Laced with GDC’s signature brand of high energy dub and Natty’s vocal mysticism and lyrical mastery, ‘One Night Only’ packs the sort of punch that whips any brand of dance into a heads down skankout. Inspiration!”
Hat’s off to Chief Rockas for revealing a different side and tone, further showing the artistic depth of a magnificent collaboration. You can pick up the new album November 11th via GDC’s website by clicking HERE!
Read more on The Big Smoke [Remixed] EP by clicking HERE!
Gentleman’s Dub Club Background:
Gentleman’s Dub Club was formed in 2006 in the basement of number 44 Headingley Lane, Leeds.
The band consists of 9 members:
Jonathan Scratchley (Vocals), Tommy Evans (Drums), Kola Bello (Keys), Nick Tyson (Guitar), Toby Davies (Bass, synths), Niall Lavelle (Percussion), Matt Roberts (Trumpet), Kieren Gallagher (Sax) and Harry Devenish (Sound).
Having built a reputation on consistently delivering one of the most energetic and exhilarating live shows to emerge from the UK bass music scene, the Gents’ antics have seen them astound crowds from Goa to Glastonbury, Bestival, V Fest, Secret Garden Party and Poland’s Ostroda Reggae Festival, not to mention the biggest bass-music’ festival in the world – Croatia’s Outlook Festival.
Their records remain securely within the top 40 of the album reggae charts since release, hailing support from some of the UK’s most prominent underground representatives including Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1), David Rodigan (BBC 1XTRA ) and Don Letts (BBC Radio 6 music).
Gentleman’s Dub Club have supported a number of established artists such as Roots Manuva, The Streets, The Wailers, Busy Signal, U-Roy, and Finlay Quaye.
Huge thanks again to Gentleman’s Dub Club for allowing us to share the Chief Rockas remix of “One Night Only” featuring Natty 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 for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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