Rebel Sonix get dirty at 110bpm on new monster EP ‘Back It Up’
Title track ‘Back it Up’ straight up represents what Rebel Sonix are all about. Big choppy squelchy basslines (a nod to their Dubstep hertitage) Latin style string licks and tropical groove with old school funk breaks thrown in for good measure.
Riding on top of this is the dancefloor flows of Lantan, a Dancehall MC who cut his teeth at highly competitive freestyle events in Jamaica, going onto work with artists such as Vybz Kartel, Wayne Marshall and Nitty Kutchie and producers including Stevie V and Keith Wint. New Rebel Sonix member and talented solo artist Geek Boy is on the remix on this one taking the track into half time Moombah-step territory.
Second track ‘Bass Pon de Weekend’ features Lantan again alongside Rokhsan, an extremely talented singer songwriter and Roots Manuva collaborator featuring on ‘Get the Get’ and also playing with the Roots live show. ‘Bass Pon de Weekend’ was the first Rebel Sonix 110bpm outing and features twisted b-lines and an almost breaks influenced rhythm track again with a distinct Dancehall vibe.
The remix is a collaboration between Rebel Sonix and Geek Boy and goes in a definite Moombahcore direction with screeching synths and an epic Dubstep breakdown.
With support from Radio 1, 1xtra & XFM under their belt last year and a record breaking VJ/DJ set planned for London’s Pleasure Gardens this summer 2012 is going to be big for Rebel Sonix as they expand into a 3 strong bass monster.