Wor.49 – Number One


Catalog#: Wor.049 

Artists:  Tanner Ross, Rob Paine  

Title: Number One 

Release Date: March 26th, 2017 

  1. Number One (Original) 
  1. Number One (Dub) 
  1. Number One (Version) 

This might be the most leftfield release Worship has put out since those early years of releases. Who would have thought that these two unruly producers would have linked up for a collaboration like this? We did, and we present the musical evidence to prove it right here with their debut release entitled ‘Number One’. 

Tanner Ross (Dirtybird, Freerange, !k7, Soul Clap Recordings) and Rob Paine (Worship, Leftroom, Shaboom, Large Recordings) met upstairs from the Worship Recordings home base at a goodie warehouse event they both performed at. Burning the midnight oil into the breakfast hours together they created a foundation for a friendship that is still going strong 3 years later. 

The original mix of ‘Number One’ was created only a few months after Tanner & Rob’s first encounter. Both in foreign territory never working together in the studio, they didn’t know where this was going to go at first. But they both left their egos at the door and learned to trust each other as the ideas and techniques soon developed. Knowing the styles each other has from their previous releases, you can easily hear the influential tones of both of these artists on this track. Big ups to the Don Gorgon DJ Ninjaman for his contribution. 

Number One (Dub)’ keeps that same dub driven bass line and tight punaany drums the original possess but gives Ninjaman a break on the vocals and dubs out the drums and hits weaving in and out of the track. This rendition still gives you that same crazy fucking horn lick (no other way to describe it) and glorious tech stabs at the half way point. Intended for the heads who aren’t so much into reggae vocals but love the feel of dub. 

For the purist, we had to include the ‘Number One (Version)’ track to seal up the trinity. If you know reggae music then there is no need to read any further. If not here is the Urban Dictionary definition of ‘version’: “An instrumental version of a reggae song often dubbed onto the B-side of a single. Sometimes DJs would rap or ‘toast’ over top of these versions. Through the studio manipulation and experimentation of such figures as King Tubby, Augustus Pablo and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry this practice grew into the reggae subgenre known as dub.” 


Josh Wink (Ovum Recordings) “Like it! Thanks for sending! Production is rocking sounding too!”

Mark Bell (Blakkat, Shaboom Records) Just what i needed! Love it! Thanks for sending”

Rob Salmon (Yoshitoshi) )”Digging the sub bass on the ‘Dub’ mix, good groover. Supporting”

Tyler Stadius (Fabric) “Always good to hear new tracks from you. Love the Version. Cool one.”

Robert Owens (Defected, Ibadan, Subliminal)  “Cool track and mixes, thx”

Ray Okpara (Oslo) “BOOOMB!!!! thx rr”

Jay Tripwire “Deep minimal precussive grooves to make people dance like tribal participants in a ritualistic rite of passing to the other plain of consciousness.”

Idjut Boys (Smalltown Supersound) “dig it, fun to be had with the orig and version mixes cheers”

Hector Romero (Def Mix) “Rob & Tanner doing it right. Speaker shaking grooves.”

Ashley Casselle (Junior Boys Own/Deviant Recs) “Good useage of dub fx here, enough respect for that, Version is ace :-)”

Joyce Muniz (2020 Vision / Exploited / Snatch!) “Nice one!”

Ray Okpara (Oslo) “BOOOMB!!!! thx rr”

Laurent Garnier (Circus Recs/F Communications) “cool dub tracks”

Hyenah (Freerange/Poker Flat/Objektivity) “That version though…”

Paul Sparkes (Under No Illusion, Nervous, Sexonwax) “Will play Version, nice builder for early floors”

Vinny Da Vinci (House Afrika) “My KINDA JOINT! Nice…..”


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