Many bass music fans are aware of the name #GoldDubs, primarily due to the line ups he graces both within his hometown Birmingham, as well as further afield. With his elite productions, he’s firmly cemented himself within the drum & bass trophy cabinet, something which hasn’t gone unnoticed, especially with him being a defining face of the UK market. Part of his defining face is #BornOnRoad where he has played a key role as one of the labels main producers since the launch of the label through to now when he is just about to unleash one of the biggest LPs of 2020.
Welcoming a huge array of special guests into the mix to have their take on the #BornonRoad sound, #GoldDubs has used his vast influence to pull in a versatile mix of collaborators. With his support ranging across the likes of #BBCRadio1 and A-list international artists releasing on top tier record labels, as well his part in growing such an identifiable force like #BornonRoad, his selections for the forthcoming ‘#ChampagneAndAsparagus’ LP will stand as one of the most monumental achievements seen this year from the drum & bass movement.
The ‘#ChampagneAndAsparagus’ album is a highly eclectic package, beginning with figures such as #Jman & #JoeBurn alongside #GoldDub’s expert fashioning of subgenres. #Jago & #Kusher then joins the track list for ‘#SoYaFeel’, whilst #Jman & #JoeBurn make a return for ‘#BadtotheEnd’. Renowned for his part in #BornonRoad too, #Aries offers ‘#GoodVibrations’ with #GoldDubs, meanwhile #Adjua and #Euphonique present ‘#MemoryLane’ and ‘#TigerBalm’. The collection’s title-track ‘#ChampagneAndAsparagus’ follows in quick succession beside #Selecta #JMan and #CheshireCat, pursued by #BlackoutJa on vocals for ‘#GangstaLife’. A standalone presentation is then given by #GoldDubs for ‘#BodyFusion’, whilst #DRMeaker lends a hand with another appearance from #CheshireCat on ‘#Chronic’. #Stivs stands as the final guest through ‘#Virus’; bringing to a close a weighty number of cuts – one which is surely a monumental part of #BornonRoad’s flourishing ancestry.
When you look at #BornonRoad’s expansion over the last few years, it’s easy to see how an album of this calibre comes as no surprise for the brand’s fans. However, #GoldDubs has ensured that through his amalgamation of styles and artists, it’ll go on to raise the bar even further for #BornonRoad. Something which before would have seemed impossible for the bass music underground, but it’s exactly what the imprint has achieved without breaking under commercial pressure. That’s why they’re still so lauded by fans across the world.