3Head continue on from their four 2021 EPs with a brand new four-tracker for 2022: Slo Funk, which is another showcase for their forthcoming 3rd Album.
As with previous recent releases, the EP works as four standalone tracks whilst all four also work and build to complement each other.
Kicking off with the downtempo album “Original”, it’s then backed up with an ethereal take by Michael Hodgson (Pitch Black), “Ambience Dripping in Dub”, it then moves on to Uncle Fester’s dubtronica take which is a game of 2 halves – messing with and building up the strings before laying down the bass – and finally rounding off with DogDub’s more traditional Reggae/Dancehall/Sound System style take on the track.
track 1) The original, album version, is a downtempo classic exploring dark themes. Whilst it appeared in 2017 on a video on YouTube made by our vocalist Ras B, it was never released… until now.
track 2) The 2nd of the EP moves to a sublime take on the track by Pitch Black’s Michael Hodgson (here under his Misled Convoy moniker), with his ethereal re-rub which picks out the beauty of Laura’s vocals and combines them with an undercurrent of the orchestral elements, to create a beautifully ambient, neo-classical re-edit. It is “Ambience Dripping in Dub”.
track 3) then re-introduces our old friend Uncle Fester on Acid’s (On-U) dubtronica, where he kicks off with tweaking the strings into electronica before dropping in the sub-frequency bass to “Target your brain with Sonic Thrust”, as he says in the title.
track 4) is a return to a more upbeat, traditional reggae vein. The Bristol producer DogDub adds his signature roots sound system vibe, more dancehall edit to get you on the dancefloor.
released June 9, 2022
Al Macaulay: co-writing, percussion & co-production
Dave Woolfson: co-writing & Guitars
Ras B: co-writing & Male Vocals
Duncan Forbes: Production & Mixing
Uncle Fester On Acid
Management: Matthew Le Maistre Smith