Addict - The Remixes (Vol 1)
Released: 17 December 2020
Dub Pistols have dropped ‘Addict – The Remixes – Vol 1”, yet another cracking remix package from their critically acclaimed new album “Addict” which was released on October 16th 2020.
Charting at 70 in the Official Charts UK along with numerous other top 10 chart positions and receiving fantastic reviews from the likes of DJ Mag “9/10 It’s quite possibly the multi-racial collective’s strongest LP yet.” and Electronic Sound “Unsung hero serves up heroic eight album” “This is one of the biggest records of the year. You won’t be able to get enough.” The first instalment see’s collaborations from longtime friends of the band Beats Assassins & Kouncilhous and also new collaborations from Hoy Man Sounds & General Narco.
“I recorded over 3 albums worth of music to get to the finished version of ‘Addict’,” says Barry Ashworth. “Every time I finished a song, I would come up with another idea for a track and an artist I wanted to work with. It’s been incredible to collaborate with all the legends that I have on this record, but it’s also the new emerging talent such as Natty Campbell and Gardna that have really given me new enthusiasm. The album has taken two years to record but has been 25 years in the making.”
Featuring as the focus track on the EP is a remix by Beat Assassins. Beat Assassins was launched in 2006 and were the brainchild of Jimmy and Joe Lenzie (who is now best known as being part of Sigma). Beat Assassins became a fundamental part of the breakbeat music scene, winning various awards and DJing at major events around the world, like Australia, USA, Russia, and European countries such as Spain and Germany.
Come 2016 Jimmy decided to relaunch Beat Assassins as a drum n bass act. Since then Beat Assassins have had over 20 dnb releases on labels such as Jungle Cakes, Gorilla Warfare, Viper Recordings, Dope Ammo & Mofo Recordings. Various tracks have also been remixed by several high profile dnb producers, such as Mob Tactics, TREI, DJ Callide, DJ Rap, Dope Ammo, Kursiva, Giganti to name a few.
Beat Assassins have also worked in collaboration with high profile vocalists such as Miss Stylie, Scarlett Quinn, Rider Shafique, Sifu Chan and The Ragga Twins. The music project done with The Ragga Twins resulted in a track called ‘Pressure’ that reached number 20 in the Beatport drum n bass chart.