Music Clip: Lee Perry Vs Horsepower Productions - Exercising
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After the Moody Boyz epic dubstep fix of â€˜God Smiledâ€™, the dancehall tune-up of â€˜International Broadcasterâ€™, and Kode 9â€™s funky style workout on â€˜Yellow Tongueâ€™, this latest episode in the Lee Perry bespoke remix series adds yet another twist to the musical path, with a hair-raising interpretation from Horsepower Productions. Seeping into halflight zones of bruised ambient dub, over the course of six minutes â€˜Exercisingâ€™ builds like a distant tropical storm, itâ€™s dense clouds gathering ominously on the horizon while Lee Perryâ€™s shamanic spiritual abstractions add to the sense of heavy weather ahead. Built from similar strands of the low end gene pool as Kode 9 & The Spaceapeâ€™s â€˜Sine Of The Timesâ€™, Horsepowerâ€™s brooding view of â€˜Exercisingâ€™ discards dubstepâ€™s recognised rhythmic frameworks in favour of a largely beat-free excursion, relying instead on swelling subs and oscillating bassline pulses for itâ€™s unstoppable low tempo momentum. Tapping congas, echoing woodblocks and skeletal skittering noises dart insect-like across the mix, while the droning tabla and reverbed melodic guitar figures of Adrian Sherwoodâ€™s original production maintain an air of dread occidental mystery. With an equally massive no-vocal take on the flip, this is a simultaneously skin-chilling and oppressively close body heat raising journey to the heart of darkness, and yet another must-have release from the ever mighty On-U Sound.