Police In The Streets by Ben Arsenal, Rob Paine

Ben Arsenal & Rob Paine join forces for Police In The Streets on Worship Recordings.

Police In The Streets by Ben Arsenal, Rob Paine. Art by Worship Recordings Art by Worship Recordings

Established by Rob Paine & Dan McGehan in the summer of 1998, Worship Recordings quickly obtained a reputation for being a purveyor of the ‘dub house' genre which blended house music and dubbed-out sound design. Originally starting as an in-house production label, Worship then went on to release music from artists that paralleled their vision including Chris Udoh, Solomonic Sound, Jay Tripwire, Pete Moss, Grant Dell, and Håkan Lidbo.

On their latest release, label-boss Rob Paine and Worldtown and Elevate Sound Studios co-founder Ben Arsenal team up for "Police In The Streets", featuring four versions from the duo. Leading the release is the original, which sees the pair reach for funky drums, light vocal chops, and bubbling effects amongst a dynamic, dancefloor-friendly arrangement.

The first of the reinterpretations, Ben Arsenal's "Tech Version" sees the DJ/producer strip back the original track, injecting sharp, swinging drums and dubbed-out FX tweaks. Rob Paine's "Tribal Desert Dub" follows, opting for a more mellow approach with drawn-out pads, hand-played drum rolls, and a subtle atmospheric reverb on the vocals. Closing out the release is the "Funky Acid Micro Dose Dub", which targets the trippy after hours with dubwise sensibilities, 303 acid lines, and smooth drums combining for a late-night roller.

Ben Arsenal & Rob Paine - Police In The Streets
Release Date April 2022
Label Worship Recordings

Tracklist
01. Police In The Streets (Original)
02. Police In The Streets (Ben Arsenal Tech Version)
03. Police In The Streets (Rob Paine Tribal Desert Dub)
04. Police In The Streets (Rob Paine's Funky Acid Micro Dose Dub)



Written by: Linda Peterson
Published: Apr 22, 2022 at 07:00