Wrongtom Meets Deemas J
Released: 1st Apr, 2013
Label: Tru Thoughts
“Superteng”, out 1st April, is the second single from the ‘In East London’ album by Wrongtom Meets Deemas J. Released September 2012 on Tru Thoughts, the LP gained massive props across the media, from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Huey Morgan and Don Letts on BBC 6Music, to John Kennedy (XFM) and The Heatwave (Rinse) through to MOJO, Q, The Wire, Resident Advisor, Clash, CMU, The Quietus, Big Issue and beyond.
This digital single package highlights the album cut “Superteng”, plus Extended, Instrumental and A Cappella versions, and two new remixes putting a contemporary club-orientated spin on Wrongtom’s reverb heavy, old-school dub production style: Deemas J’s old-time rave cohorts Scoop, Alter Ego & Rico come with the UK bass; and one half of Fuzzbox Inc, Mo’ Matic, drops the tempo to indulge in some hip hop head nodding.
As big as bonus tracks come, this release also brings a huge Benny Page Remix of much loved previous single “Jump + Move + Rock”, which ramps up this groove laden, charismatic hype track in the direction of the peak time drum & bass dancefloors.
‘In East London’ was the first album release from highly respected DJ and producer Wrongtom since the hugely successful Roots Manuva re-rub album ‘Duppy Writer’ (Big Dada). This time, he had the urge to make something original, whilst maintaining that nod to vintage dub and dancehall, and he knew that long-time friend, occasional collaborator, legendary livewire and stalwart jungle MC Deemas J was the go-to man. The result is an essential reggae, dancehall and dub fuelled LP, with a deep, fresh and bouncing vibe rooted in East London that pays homage to the culture and sound that first got them both hooked back in the ‘80s. The first single “Jump + Move + Rock” preceded the record, to heavy radio support, including a live session for John Kennedy (XFM); and was accompanied by a video that gained over 100,000 YouTube hits in a few days.
Wrongtom has been lighting up his DJ sets since last summer with “SuperSharpTeng”, a killer bootleg mix of “Superteng” and DJ Zinc’s “Super Sharp Shooter” (the eagle eared will have noticed the affectionate nod to the jungle classic in Wrongtom’s track). Adding to the buzz ahead of the single, this bootleg has picked up airplay including John Kennedy (XFM), and is now being given away on www.wrongtom .com.