TUNE Jah Wobble - Dim Sum (feat. GZ Tian)
Jah Wobble has announced the release of new single ‘Dim Sum’. The track, featuring GZ Tian (aka Charlie Wardle), is an Eastern-inspired hip hop track that melds the father-son duo’s musical styles, highlighted by intricate production and rap lines that evoke Loyle Carner and slowthai.
The single closely follows Jah Wobble’s two 2020 album releases—one with his band The Invaders of the Heart, the new-jazz fused Ocean Blue Waves, and Acid Dub Punk Apocalypse, a new collaboration album with Youth (featuring contributions from The Pop Group's Mark Stewart, The Orb's Alex Patterson, Hollie Cook and more)—and GZ Tian’s debut trap-meets-new-soul album Another Artist, which came out in March 2020.
Over the past four decades, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a solo artist, as well as becoming a well-respected session musician, with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked with a diverse range of musicians, including Baaba Maal, Bjork, Primal Scream, Andrew Weatherall, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, and more.
The man born John Wardle began his musical journey when he met John Lydon and Sid Vicious in 1973. It was Vicious who not only nicknamed John ‘Jah Wobble’ after a drunken binge but also loaned him his first bass guitar. Lydon asked JW to join Public Image Limited (aka PiL) in 1978. Wardle’s distinctive ‘low end’ bass became the backbone of PiL’s pioneering sound. After its follow-up, the exploratory yet sinister soundscapes of Metal Box, Wardle became disillusioned by politics within the band and their reluctance to play live. He eventually split from PiL in mid-1980. A post-PiL music career coupled with a stint driving a London Underground tube train later, Wardle embarked on a highly prolific musical path, collaborating with the aforementioned as well as releasing dozens of varied and critically acclaimed works later (including the Mercury Prize nominated Rising above Bedlam, losing to Screamadelica - a record upon which he played at Andrew Weatherall's behest).
‘Dim Sum’ is the pair’s first collaboration, who are working on further new material.
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