Heights + Worship - Teach Dem
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Brian McNasby aka Heights, and Rob Paine aka Worship, are bringing their track, Teach Dem Dub, back home to Worship Recordings. The Dub version of the track was originally released on the Portland based label ZamZam Sounds on 45 vinyl, and it immediately sold out. Teach Dem Dub will be released both digitally and on vinyl by Worship, and packaged with three new interpretations of the single. Since its release back in January 2014, the single gained a plethora of notoriety and was reviewed on mixmag.com in the month of March. Mixmag scored the track a 9 out of 10 and commended Heights + Worship on constructing a piece of deepness that hasn’t been heard in ages.
First up on the remix package is Teach Dem (Extended Disco Mix). Heights and Worship take their dub masterpiece and formulate an extended 4/4 riddim for the club. The disco mix holds the vibe & elements of Teach Dem (Dub), but arms the original components with an unleaded, rolling groove. This groove will certainly keep any deep techno & dub enthusiasts on the dance floor well into the morning hours.
Supplying an unadulterated expertise of dub is Brooklyn based legend Liondub. On the remix Liondub teams up with Brooklyn producer, Ticklah, who over the past decade has been a crucial component to the NYC music scene. Liondub and Ticklah’s peace inspiring remix brings the tempo back down to the track’s original pace. The remix begins off slowly as it sways back and forth with attitude, but quickly the mood changes. As the bass collapses, a mélange of melody delicately unravels as you drift into a higher realm of the dub.
Next up is Willyum’s (Shakedown Mix). Willyum kicks the tempo of the track into a higher gear giving it a slick deeper house feel. Will takes the chilled organ stab from the original and makes it the backbone of the track. The organ chimes in and out, feeling like the first cool breeze that hits you after hours of dancing. Supporting the melody is the rhythmic dexterity of the percussion, which commands the dance floor to slave over the riddim.
Closing out the package is the original down tempo mix, Teach Dem (Dub). Teach Dem (Dub) begins with a tribal flute that soars across the motherland, awakening the children of the sun to begin their education in Dub. This awakening is sparked by a cyclone of spinning symbols and high hats that introduce a thunder heavy kick drum. The bass line in the track dances poetically as a reverb’ed vocal sample kicks knowledge for the youth. The knowledge spoken in the track is complemented appropriately with a cool melodica in a Augustus Pablo style performed by Paine, that creates a sweaty condensation as the track slowly burns.
Josh Wink - "The Philly massive Worship records doing what they love to do on this release. Dub! & two house versions to groove out the dance floors, right in time for summer!"
Onsunlade - "sonically superb, diverse in texture and riddum, this one a definite head banga! choice mix lion dub & tiklah remix.." Brett Johnson - "Extended Disco is my fav of the lot. Nice music thanks"
Doc Martin - "Track is super Dope!!!"
Blakkat (Mark Bell) - "Wicked!"
Someone Else - "Excellent release! Worship goes back to the roots. And perfectly! This is everything any Worship head could possibly want from the legendary label."
ZamZam Sounds - "What makes 'Teach Dem' such a great track, one worth its weight in versions, is that Heights and Worship combine their knowledge of house and techno necessities with a total devotion to the bedrock principles of dub and roots music... not many producers can do this as seamlessly as they do..."