King Midas Sound Without You

King Midas Sound Without You
Go into the new King Midas Sound dub album without the preconception it's a straightforward listen ― Without You is unsurprisingly successful at tackling the prickly business of a rework album by employing respected producers known for their artistry, taste and technical chops. The charm of Without You is in the selection, as it showcases a variety of takes on sounds from the current London and L.A. scenes ― cavernous bass and sensuality are general themes ― contributions from the likes of Dbridge, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Green Gartside Mala and Deep Chord play nicely off Cooly G, Kode9 and the Spaceape, and KMS member Kiki Hitomi-helmed dubstep reworks (the Kiki Hitomi edit of "Tears" is a personal favourite). As you would expect from a project with collaboration between talented multigenerational artists as its basis (the original three components of King Midas Sound hail from London, Trinidad and Japan), Without You features a wide artistic breadth, as well as numerous top-tier reinterpretations from some of electronic music's best and brightest. (Hyperdub)