Arky Starch is back with a new EP, DUBSCALES. In this release, the horns get a more prominent role in the compositions. Arky started creating by selecting horns and built up the track from there. As usual, Starch played almost all instruments again, but guitarist Danny Elmes is also back on post (his guitar playing can be heard this time in ‘Chalwa Dub’).
And then there’s BissoMaN, the alter ego of Sicilian dub producer and selector Marco Isla, who created a dub version of Chalwa. This arrangement once again made Arky question his original’s chord progression so much that he added extra chords, replayed the bass lines, and added Indian chants and oriental instrumentation, making the song sound completely different from the dub version.
Gratitude is so important. So a big shout out to Nico & Michelle @IRIE Magazine, Dubmatix & fellow artists collaborating on my brand new album “Dubscales.” Cheers for the love and support!
“Slick and tight!”
Rob Smith, RSD
“What a great dub release! Wonderful uplifting album!”
DJ Junglist, Barcelona, Spain
“Full support, love these tracks to the last stem!”
Santy G – DJ/Producer, Canary Island, Tenerife, Spain
“Wow, spicy vibes!!!”
Max RubaDub, Riot Sound Switzerland
About Arky Starch
Born and raised in Belgium (Turnhout), Arky Starch is a producer/ sound editor/ bass guitarist who also loves to play guitar and keyboard. He specializes in DUB and REGGAE music. His artistic journey began at a young age, with his older brother Lowie buying him his first bass guitar in 1994. Membership of various bands followed. During these years, he honed his skills as a bass player and a musician. Along the way, he also collaborated with Heartwash and Yosa (Dub Tales) to name a few. These experiences helped him expand his musical knowledge above and beyond the realms of just bass guitar and composition, harmonization, and the rudimentary components of Roots and Dub. In 2004 Starch began to branch out as an artist, focusing on understanding the use of software, samples, plugins, vst, MIDI, and technology to create complex, intricate music.