As a sidestep to Sun Araw's trip to Jamaica to record with the Congos (a whole other story...), he and recording partner Ged Gengras met a number of other musicians, who they produced songs for. The first output of that project is Dayone's track "Multiply." It is weird. Sun Araw records have a similar loopiness to them, that sweet churn of reverb and low bass, but for "Multiply," they double down on the groove. Dayone's vocal is pretty zorked. Theoretically this is dancehall, but it's trippy. You can get "Multiply" as a 12-inch single on the new label Duppy Gun, who would like you to know that the record has been mastered cut and pressed at Capsule Labs, LA.
November 29, 2011