A single from Dub Narcotic Sound System’s album Degenerate Introduction (KLP157), “Fuck Me Up” is the sound of Heather Dunn letting loose an a particularly damaging object of desire. It’s got a good beat, many folks are finding that they can not help but dance to it.
“Cowboy Coffee (Version)” is a tightened-up dubophonic groove that delivers the dreamscape. An unsafe mix of radioactive garage soul sound sweeping the mining towns of the west; the subterranean dance floors of the east will recoil in anticipation. Drop the needle, smash the record.
“Handclappin”, the first release since 1998’s Out of Your Mind (KLP083), is a whirlwind of funk, garage and soul from Mr. himself, Calvin Johnson. Dub Narcotic Sound System greases you up and sexes it up like Har Mar Superstar wishes he could. Calvin, also known for his spazzed-out dance stylings, grooves it up with Heather Dunn and Chris Sutton (Hornet Leg) on a track that’s best summed up by this line: “You say you don’t want no scrubs / But you haven’t partied with the Dubs”. Like a Bizarro Barry White, Calvin knows what his fans want – “all the girls want to be me / All the boys want to do me”. Ohhhh yeah! This is my dance floor anthem. Jaded hipsters beware, there’s nothing ironic about this album. —Kitty Magik
Party people in the place get hype: is serving up another disco plate piled high with well-seasoned elbow groove-a-roni. In his tireless quest to provide the perfect soundtrack to social gatherings of all kinds, indie rock legend Calvin Johnson has assembled a crack band of musical misfits known as the Dub Narcotic Sound System. —Pitchfork Media
- You Fuck Me Up
- Cowboy Coffee Version