Reggae/dub single from the New Zealand band’s 2nd studio album. First half showcases strong bass and tight percussion from Rio Hemopo and Rikki Gooch of Trinity Roots, respectively. The dub is mixed by Fat Freddy’s own Fitchie (producer /MPC) and in my opinion is heavy/good enough to make this release worth checking out. The remix sounds like underwater space funk (if that makes sense) with lots of synth/keyboard notes racing up and down. It’s glitchy and nice. FCC clean Check: 2,*3
RIYL: The Black Seeds, Trinity Roots, jamming reggae/funk
1. The Raft (Radio Edit) 3:55
2. The Raft (Album Version) 7:13
3. The Raft (Stepper’s Dub) 4:13
4. The Raft (Jet Jaguar Remix) 5:44
*Note: Fat Freddy’s Drop has a new studio (Dr Boondigga & the Big BW) & live album (Live at Roundhouse London), both are filled in WRUV’s (new) Urban section.