Keith Tenniswood returns in 2016 with Dub Vault Vol. 2, the second emission of dubwise productions under his Radioactive Man moniker, originally recorded a decade ago while based in Scrutton Street Studios. A long time fan of roots, reggae and dub here he fully indulges in the genre whose keystone bass-weighted sounds have also informed the electro-focused designs he is predominantly known for.
EXPLOSION begins the EP recorded utilising new toy at the time, a Korg ESX1 sampler and sequencer, resulting in simple but crashing dancehall beats with a diliinja style bassline that is pure roughage.
Second track RAZOR sees Tenniswood also take up the guitar as well as beat programming in this track named after the ‘Stepping Razor’ Peter Tosh and a nod to his music hero Adrian Sherwood and On U Sound vibes.
BLAZER rounds off the EP, a collab with long term dub head and band member with Keith from Bargecharge (check Fuel Records early releases late 90s) James Foster. Tape echo and distorted bass make up the thick sound of this track.