· By Robert Paine
New Release: Rob Paine, Heights - Selassie's Song
Our new label release is out now on all streaming platforms and digital stores!
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Originally issued in 2018 as a limited 7” ’45 by venerable Portland label ZamZam Sounds, ‘Selassie's Song’ by Rob Paine & Heights finally gets a digital release on Worship Recordings, complete with extended mixes and an all-new dub ‘Version’.
Worship Recordings & Solomonic Sound System founder and co-host of Philadelphia’s infamous Shakedown parties, Rob Paine works across a wide array of genres, highly respected both as a DJ and producer across the globe. Rob’s longtime friend and fellow Philly native Heights may be better known under the moniker Ras Heights, a name he employed while playing with the city’s Ital Sound System in 2000’s, before joining forces with Paine in 2013.
‘Selassie's Song’ is a bass-heavy, eyes-down slice of forward-thinking dub techno, with hypnotic percussion and synth atmospheres connecting with traditional binghi drums and a little spoken-word wisdom. The ‘Break Every Chain’ mix is described by ZamZam’s original release notes as “a masterclass in deep & esoteric dubwise”, amps up the atmosherics and echoes, creating a swirling yet grounded deep spiritual ride. The previously unreleased ‘Version’ strips the track down to bare bones, putting ‘Selassie's Song’’s languid reggae skank out-front alongside near-subliminal techno flavours.
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