Born On Road just dropped their latest release ‘Yuh No Badman’ by Stivs & Katch Pyro. Along with dropping a massive remix on the EP, Gold Dubs co-runs the label with founders Aries & Kelvin, along with Stivs.
We caught up with him to chat about the release, his biggest Jungle tunes of all time and what else he’s up to at the moment.
For those who might not know you, please introduce yourself
Hi I’m Gold Dubs, a bass producer from sunny Birmingham, UK
Your remix of Stivs & Katch Pyro – Yuh No Badman is out now on Born On Road. How did you link with the label?
I actually co-run the label with Aries, Kelvin & Stivs. Aries & Kelvin founded the label in 2013 and I’ve worked with Aries for some years on various projects. They asked me to get involved with the management and various other rolls. It actually works really well, we all have our strengths and I think it helps to keep things moving. I think this release marks our 1st year as a label and a lot of people will say that can be the toughest time. I think we can all agree we have been quite blessed with the projects and crews we have worked with up until now. Feels like we are all one big family!
What are your thoughts on the Jungle scene at the moment?
I love it! The last few years seem to have done wonders for the new Junglist movement and I think the scene today is really strong again. I missed a lot of it the 1st time round due to my age, but was defiantly keeping up to date with what was going on from the side lines buying tapes and CDs and following a strict diet of pirate radio etc. In the studio I work under a few different aliases on various genres but the Jungle will always offer something different and will always be a staple in my studio. Always strong and positive vibes!
Can you tell us your 5 most influential Jungle tunes of all time
Always a tough question to answer! And I’m sure every interview would be something different…The 1st ever LP I brought was Jungle Mania 94. I remember being mesmerised by the cover, yet it’s so simple when I look at it today. I think for me that album holds so many memories and has some serious anthems on there. I think my favorite at the time was the Helicopter by Deep Blue. I used to love cracking up my stereo all the way to 11 (at my parents dismay) and listening to the way the beats cut through the bass. So simple, but such a banger. There’s a few other banging tracks on that LP too
T&J – Maximum Style
Krome & Time – The License
M-Beat – Style
Firefox & 4 Tree – Warning
are all tracks I will hold close to my heart!
Whats next for you?
I’m working on some new projects with a very distinctive fresh sound for me, have just had some bits signed to a label I have looked up to for a while and am very excited to see what will come from it. Some really experimental tracks on the go and am interested to see what people will think of them. As well as that I’ve got a few projects on the go with the Run Tingz crew from Bristol, as well as my follow up single for Hazardous Musik witch features a wicked remix from new comer DJ Hybrid who has been tearing up the scene recently. Have just finished a remix for Ruffneck Ting of one of their old tracks ’Think’. And am currently working on another remix for Ghost Writerz for the legendary Tru Thoughts. As well as that Aries & myself have just heard our remix for Johnny Clarke will be out on vinyl later this year on Nice up! as will as our remix for Tenor Fly which is dropping on the legendary Congo Natty’s imprint. We also have loads on the go at Born On Road HQ so all very busy at the moment! Exciting times!
Buy the release HERE