Love and Hate in Dub

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Love and Hate in Dub
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Remix album by
Released24 June 1997
RecordedDecember 1996 – March 1997
Studio Avalanche Studios
Genre
Length71:08
Label Earache
Producer J. K. Broadrick, G. C. Green
Godflesh chronology
Songs of Love and Hate
(1996)
Love and Hate in Dub
(1997)
Us and Them
(1999)
Vinyl cover
Love and Hate in Dub (1997) vinyl cover.jpg
Released in 2007

Love and Hate in Dub is remix album by industrial metal band Godflesh released on 24 June 1997 through Earache Records. The remixed songs are sourced from their 1996 album Songs of Love and Hate , and they adopt a more ambient, dub and drum and bass flavor. [1]

Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals. Prominent industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails.

Godflesh English industrial metal band

Godflesh are an English industrial metal band from Birmingham, England. The group formed in 1982 under the title Fall of Because but did not release any complete music until 1988 when Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green (bass) renamed the band and decided to use a drum machine for percussion. Melding heavy metal with industrial music and later with electronic music and dub, Godflesh's innovative sound is widely regarded as a foundational influence on other industrial metal and post-metal acts and as significant to both experimental metal and extreme metal.

Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company founded by Digby Pearson, based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York. It helped to pioneer extreme metal by releasing early grindcore and death metal records between 1988 and 1994. The label roster has since diversified into more mainstream guitar music, working with bands such as Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke and The White Buffalo. The company also hosted the 'Earache Express' stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and will be hosting 'The Earache Factory' at Boomtown Fair 2018.

Contents

Background and content

Originally, Godflesh frontman Justin Broadrick wanted to get hip hop's top producers to remix the tracks for Love and Hate in Dub (which was tentatively titled Songs of Love and Hate in Dub [2] ). [3] This ultimately proved too expensive. As a result and unlike most remix albums, all tracks on Love and Hate in Dub were made and reworked in-house, done by Godflesh's two members, Broadrick and G. C. Green. [4] Broadrick saw Love and Hate in Dub as a sort of response to Songs of Love and Hate , which he found "flat" in comparison. [5] Regarding the remix album, Broadrick said:

Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

Hip hop subculture including music, dance and graffiti

Hip hop or hip-hop, is a culture and art movement that was created by African Americans, Latino Americans and Caribbean Americans in the Bronx, New York City. The origin of the name is often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music, hip hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four elements are considered essential to understand hip hop musically. The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping", a rhythmic vocal rhyming style (orality); DJing, which is making music with record players and DJ mixers ; b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing (movement/dance); and graffiti. Other elements of hip hop subculture and arts movements beyond the main four are: hip hop culture and historical knowledge of the movement (intellectual/philosophical); beatboxing, a percussive vocal style; street entrepreneurship; hip hop language; and hip hop fashion and style, among others. The fifth element, although debated, is commonly considered either street knowledge, hip hop fashion, or beatboxing.

G. C. Green British musician

Ben George Christian "G. C." Green is an English musician, best known as the co-founder and bass guitarist of the Birmingham-based industrial metal band, Godflesh.

"A lot of that spite and shit from Columbia deal and everything really came into play on Songs of Love and Hate. I think that Love and Hate in Dub is a better record than Songs of Love and Hate [...] Just for our own amusement, we were fucking around with the mixes, we were seeing how far we could go with different mixes, and it seemed really attractive. I remember saying to G.C. Green that we should do something with this, and I love remix culture anyway, but there's a lot of tokenism with dance remixes that's quite horrible. That's why we do it ourselves because we have a vision of what we want to achieve, instead of having to draft in other people to give us a vision." [5]

Columbia Records American record label; currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment

Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony. It was founded in 1887, evolving from the American Graphophone Company, the successor to the Volta Graphophone Company. Columbia is the oldest surviving brand name in the recorded sound business, and the second major company to produce records. From 1961 to 1990, Columbia recordings were released outside North America under the name CBS Records to avoid confusion with EMI's Columbia Graphophone Company. Columbia is one of Sony Music's four flagship record labels, alongside former longtime rival RCA Records, as well as Arista Records and Epic Records.

According to Broadrick, the overall fan consensus was that Love and Hate in Dub was a step up from its source studio album, which reviewed lukewarm reviews upon release in 1996. The album begins with a KRS-One sample that, according to Broadrick, confused metal fans. [3]

KRS-One American musician

Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as part of the hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions, which he formed with DJ Scott La Rock in the mid-1980s. KRS-One is best known for his top hits, "Sound of da Police", "Love's gonna get'cha " and "My Philosophy". Boogie Down Productions are sometimes considered one of the first rap groups to inspire both gangsta rap and conscious rap. They received numerous awards and critical acclaim in their early years. Following the release of the group's debut album, Criminal Minded, La Rock was shot and killed, but KRS-One continued the group, effectively as a solo project. He began releasing records under his own name in 1993. KRS-One is politically active, having started the Stop the Violence Movement, after the death of Scott La Rock.

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Live performance

On 4 October 1997, Godflesh performed at The Garage, London in an unusual configuration and with an unusual set list. [6] Instead of playing guitar, Broadrick was stationed at a mixing desk (something that he would further explore more than a decade later with his JK Flesh project). [7] Green played bass for most of the show, but, near the end, he joined Broadrick behind the desk. [7] Steve Hough was brought in to play guitar, and Diarmuid Dalton, a frequent collaborator with Broadrick, operated a Moog synthesizer. [7] It was at this one-off show that Love and Hate in Dub was performed. [6]

The Garage, London

The Garage is a live music and club venue in Highbury, north London. It opened in 1993 and has a capacity of 600. The upstairs room, also known as Thousand Island, has a capacity of 150.

Set list a document listing the order of elements during a specific performance.

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JK Flesh English musician

JK Flesh is a moniker of English musician Justin Broadrick employed for his solo work within electronic music. Broadrick's usage of the title spans back to his work in the 1990s with Kevin Martin in Techno Animal, but he first released a solo studio album as JK Flesh in 2012. Unlike Broadrick's most well-known projects, Godflesh and Jesu, his work as JK Flesh is electronic and lacks metal riffs. Over the years, the project has shifted into a more minimal and dub sound while retaining its industrial influences.

Release and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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On 24 June 1997, Love and Hat in Dub was released as a Digipak CD through Earache Records. In 2007, Kreation Records reissued the remix album on vinyl with tracks 4, 10, and 12 cut. In a positive review of Love and Hate in Dub, AllMusic writer Sean Cooper said, "The result is a more lithe, slithery redivision of Godflesh's metallic murk, some tracks echoing with deep, bassy drones, others pummeling away with odd rhythmic timbres and quasi-jungular patterns." [1]

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Accolades

YearPublicationCountryAccoladeRank
1997 Terrorizer United Kingdom "Albums of the Year"15 [8]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Track listing

All songs written and remixed by Justin Broadrick and G. C. Green.

No.TitleLength
1."Circle of Shit" (To the Point Dub)4:49
2."Wake" (Break Mix)5:23
3."Almost Heaven" (Closer Mix)5:42
4."Gift from Heaven" (Breakbeat)5:55
5."Frail" (Now Broken)5:18
6."Sterile Prophet" (Version)4:42
7."Almost Heaven" (Helldub)5:49
8."Kingdom Come" (Version)5:52
9."Time, Death and Wastefulness" (Dub)7:16
10."Sterile Prophet" (In Dub)5:03
11."Domain"5:04
12."Gift from Heaven" (Heavenly)10:11
Total length:71:08

Personnel

Credits adapted from CD liner notes. [9]

Godflesh

Additional personnel

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