Killing Joke’s first release of 2014 (which, just to be absolutely clear in not the “new” studio LP they hinted at towards the end of last year – that is also planned for this year) is called “In Dub” and it is a collection of some old, but mainly new, dub versions of Killing Joke tracks.
The Lp has been funded via the excellent PledgeMusic initiative (click here for the PledgeMusic In Dub page), and for pledgers it is available to download now.
A draft tracklisting was announced fairly recently, but the actual tracklisting (of the downloaded version differs (tracklisting below).
We are only into the first few listens of the LP at G&A Towers, and it is already a firm favourite. This is more than a collection of Killing Joke’s Dub mixes, much of the material here hasn’t been released before, and much of that centres around tracks form recent releases. But that doesn’t matter – many of the remixes are vastly different from the originals it’s like listening to a new band – Love Like Blood has been slowed down to a crawl, and it is genius.
This is Youth’s project:
I first discovered Dub in 1976, along with many other kinds of music it became the soundtrack to my late teenage years and consistent through the rest of my life. We were surrounded by Dub in Ladbroke Grove in the late 1970’s…. This is the first time a collection of Killing Joke’s Dub mixes has been released as an album, spread over 3 CDs (as well as a 40 minute bonus DJ Mix) over four hours of Dub annihilation…it has been an epic voyage.
Compiling the best of the legacy and distilling all new Dub plates into a definitive collection was never going to be easy. This album has taken over a year to lovingly put together and of all of the many productions and mixes I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with, this one, I’m sure, will be one of those that tells the story best and the one that makes me feel extremely proud to be a part of the phenomena that is Killing Joke.
Killing Joke “In Dub” Tracklisting
This is from the PledgeMusic “download” version,
- THIS W()RLD HELL (ALIVE & KICKING DUB) YOUTH REMIX 7:25
- MONEY IS NºT OUR GOD (BABYLON DUB) 5:23
- DEPTH CHARGE (PATHFINDER DUB) 5:18
- CORPORATE ELECT (PRESIDENT’S “MUSTARD IN THE CHALICE” MANIFESTO DUB MIX) 5:07
- GHOSTS OF LADBROKE GROVE (PORTOBELLO DUB) 6:32
- LABYRINTH DUB (DYNAMICS OF GEOMETRY DUB) 5:14
- Eighties (Voodoo Dub Mix)
not EUROPEAN $UPER STATE (CHURCH OF THE OPEN SKY & HºLY F0OL DUB) 6:00
- LºVE LIKE BL0OD (YOUR HEART IS A WEAPON DUB) 7:08
- A SIXTH SUN (PROPHECY FULFILLED DUB) 6:38
- THE RAVEN KING (NEVER GROW 0LD, F0REVER NºW DUB) 7:24
- REQUIEM (A FLOATING LEAF ALWAYS REACHES THE SEA MIX) 10:24
- THIS WORLD HELL (CULT OF YOUTH AMBIENT SAMSARA DUB MIX) 7:31
- PANDEMºNIUM [A THREAD OF STEEL IN THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE 0F TIME & SPACE MIX] 9:19
- EX0RCISM (VATICAN AMBIENT DUB) 7:10
- PRIMØBILE (LIFER, KILIMANJARO DUB) 5:54
- T0MORROW’S WºRLD (URBAN PRIMITIVE DUB) 7:06
- EUROPEAN SUPER STATE THE ORB VS YOUTH REMIX (CHURCH OF THE OPEN SKY AND HOLY FOOL DUB) 7:12
- ANOTHER CULT GOES DOWN (PORTOBELLO MIX) 6:17
- not included:
DEMOCRACY ORB REMIX (RUSSIAN TUNDRA MIX) 17:45
- POLE SHIFT (PERPETUAL MOTION DUB) 8:02
- European Super State (Lizard Dub (Emerging From The Ayahuasca Cave) Remix)
not EUROPEAN SUPER STATE (DUBSTEP REMIX) 5:49
- In Cythera (Banda Remix)
not EUROPEAN SUPER STATE (NYC SOUNDCLASH DUB) (PIRIPIRI VS YOUTH VS BANDA) 4:56
- Follow The Leader (Follow The Dub)
not STATIONS OF THE SUN (HALLUCINOGEN REMIX) YOUTH RE-MASTER 7:27
- Democracy – NIN Remix
not SAVAGE FREEDOM (UX REMIX) 9:00
- In Cythera – The Bloody Beetroots Mix
not WHITEOUT (THE INTELLECT IS UGLY REMIX) YOUTH RE-MASTER 7:27
- Change (Spiral Tribe Remix)
PANDEMONIUM (THE DRAG0NFLY REMIX) 6:19
- EUROPEAN SUPER STATE (NYC SOUNDCLASH DUB)
not CHANGE (RE-EV0LUTION 23 M!X) 4:03
- REQUIEM THIRD PARTY DUB (THE ULTRA RARE LAST LAUGH MIX) 8:02
- KILLER DUB (AKA BREAD & JAM) 5:14