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Listen To Christoph El Truento's Album 'Dubs From The Neighbourhood'

Listen To Christoph El Truento's Album 'Dubs From The Neighbourhood'

Chris Cudby / Artwork credit: Asher McShane / Friday 7th June, 2024 1:08PM

In the upper echelons of Aotearoa's very finest producers no matter what the genre (and his magic touch encompasses many), Christoph El Truento unearthed absolute gold over King's birthday weekend, given sonic shape as his new album Dubs From The Neighbourhood. 2024 finalist for Te Taumata o te Kaiwhakaputa / Best Producer for his work on Avantdale Bowling Club's new album TREES (which scooped up Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau / Single Of The Year), El Truento returns to the deep-fried, echoed-out territory of 2019's peace maker dub, concocting eleven timeless scorchers in what must be Tāmaki Makaurau's own equivalent to Lee Perry's mythic Black Ark Studios. The legion of contributors is immaculate too — featuring Mara TK, The Hongi Slicker, Waiata and Rākai James on vocals, with instrumentation by Julien Dyne (drums and additional percussion), Cory Champion, Jeremy Toy, JY Lee, Isaac Aesili, Lewis McCallum, and even more.

Compelling this this listener to dream of zoned-out summer days, dippin' toes amidst droopy pōhutukawa at Point Chevalier Beach, and adorned by what's probably the best local cover artwork of 2024 by Asher McShane, Dubs From The Neighbourhood is indeed a dubwise delight. Open your ears and don't miss El Truento at Whammy Bar next Friday, moving the crowd with Manuel Bundy, Dylan Biscuit and Rubi Du — plus he'll be "opening the stage on two turntables and a mixer for Yasiin Bey's (fka Mos Def) sold out show tonight!" The LP edition is currently sold out (more available soon), but if you move fast you can still grab a tee and / or a comfy "El Truento's One Stop Record Shop" hoodie HERE...

Christoph El Truento, Manuel Bundy, Dylan Biscuit and Rubi Du
Friday 14th June - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

'Dubs From The Neighbourhood' is out now on major streaming platforms.


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Christoph El Truento, Manuel Bundy, Dylan Biscuit and Rubi Du
Fri 14th Jun 8:00pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland