♫♪  Duppy Gun Prod. - “NINJABIKE NIGHT: KEN’S WILDFLOWER [Who Is Your Manager?] (GANGNAM REMIX)”

Duppy Gun has always been a unique experiment, beginning more or less by chance after RVNG Intl. approached future co-founder Cameron Stallones about doing a collaborative album as part of RVNG’s “FRKWYS” series. To make a very long story short, RVNG soon had Stallones and frequent collaborator M. Geddes Gengras on a flight to Portmore, Jamaica to meet and record with dub legends The Congos, during which time CS & MGG affiliated themselves with other producers and vocalists, leading to the earliest Duppy Gun bullets.

Three years later and Duppy Gun is coupling with Stones Throw to bring together the best tracks so far, plus some new ones, on a 2xLP compilation dubbed Multiply (serio, grip it rite here, rite now). For my money, the tracks are all pretty fucking out of this world, ranging from trippy-but-plausible dancehall numbers to total space cases that make the former sound tame by comparison. The production is most decidedly (and refreshingly) non-throwback, the tracks often bordering on arhythmic yet inexplicably danceable, reminding me of the Black Dice dub album that never existed, but I always fantasized about. Best heard through semi-legit headphones or speakers for maximum effect (i.e. not through your computer speakers). There are certain other things that can enhance the listening of these tracks, but I’ll leave it to the listener to decide. Some of my favorites from Multiply are “What Would You Say About Me” by Fyah Flames, “No Tek 9” by Lukan I, and all the ones produced by Nice-A-Bunks.

If you’re not familiar with Duppy Gun, this release is first and foremost an excellent opportunity to get acquainted. It compiles a huge chunk of the label’s output to date, plus a few new trax. If you are familiar, but find walking all the way over to the record player, taking the old record off, putting the new one on, then a few minutes later walking back over, flipping it again, etc., to be such a tedious ordeal that buying and listening to singles for you is an impossibility, then perhaps this is an opportunity to give your music library a long-overdue GD maxout in one fell swoop.

Duppy Gun has included a semi-related promo video below for their newest 2xLP compilation Multiply OUT RIGHT HERE and you can find more detailed release information in our twin-posting with News OVER HERE.

• Duppy Gun: http://www.duppygun.com
• Stones Throw: http://www.stonesthrow.com

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