Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Django Django In Dub

My shopping spree on Friday increased my existing collection of three Django Django songs (two are remixes of the same song) by 1,800%.

I belated got their debut self-titled album in it's 10th anniversary deluxe edition, the big draw being Django Django Meets Mad Professor: A Dub Rework, the entire album recycled and dubbed up a la Massive Attack's No Protection. It was probably in a review of the latter that someone opined that all albums should have a Mad Professor dub companion and I can see their point.

A few days in and I'll confess that I haven't yet listened to the parent album but the dub rework is all that I could have hoped for and then some. 

Not content with that, I also bought the remix album Hi Djinx! which accompanied the original debut, a mix of styles and genres but with a few dub inflected excursions from the likes of Adrian Sherwood and Bullion aka Nathan Taylor. 

I also  picked up a few EPs, released around the time of their second and third albums, featuring Wrongtom aka Tom Robinson and Peaking Lights aka husband and wife duo Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis. The former is firmly rooted in dub, the latter influenced maybe but taking a more psychedelic path to close out this half hour selection.

Today's photo is The Knife Angel, which has been touring nationally since 2018 and is in Gloucester this month, in the grounds of the cathedral. Created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it's an awe-inspiring, thought-provoking artwork that stands as a national monument against violence and aggression. You can read the story of The Knife Angel and the victims of knife crime that inspired it here and here.

1) Hand Of Man (Mad Professor Dub) (2022)
2) Fountains (The Incredible Shrinking Dub) (Remix By Wrongtom) (2018)
3) Skies Over Cairo (Mad Professor Dub) (2022)
4) Skies Over Cairo (Bullion Version) (2012)
5) WOR (Adrian Sherwood's Hey Gringo Remix) (2012)
6) First Light (Wrongtom Dub) (2015)
7) Love's Dart (Mad Professor Dub) (2022)
8) Love's Dart (Peaking Lights Remix) (2016)

Django Django In Dub (29:45) (Box) (Mega)


  1. Good stuff. I may have to check out the Mad Professor LP

    1. I'm really enjoying the dub rework...I still haven't listened to the original album yet!

  2. Wow, I'm keenly interested in this. Thanks for sharing and turning me on to something new.

    1. I was only a decade late to the Django Django party (!) although I'd had a couple of other remixes by Adrian Sherwood and Andrew Weatherall for a while. The Mad Professor and Wrongtom dub excursions are great but the other remixes are all pretty solid too.