East End Dubs is Writing an Album Using All the Gear in His Studio

Oct 20, 2022

Staley Sharples

2 min read

The long-awaited East End Dubs album is coming. The London producer has confirmed that he is working on a studio-length effort, explaining his recent release hiatus.

“I haven't had a proper release for probably two years now,” he told Gray Area during our Spotlight interview. “That's quite a long time for an artist like me who produces a couple of tracks every week, so I've got lots of stuff on the back burner. But I'm getting ready for my album, so that's what I've been working on heavily. I'm really excited for it. It's quite an emotional album, actually, and I can't wait to get it out.”

He’s spent the majority of his time creating tracks in his home studio in the UK, sifting through WIPs to determine what will make the cut for the final tracklist. “I’ve got 23 or 24 tracks now, and I'm gonna have to reduce it to 12 or 13,” he says. “It's going to be a difficult selection.

A steady string of EPs like East End Dubs CollaborationsA Bit DandybRave, and The Four Slip have propelled East End Dubs as a key figure of the London house sound. On his upcoming album, though, he plans to dive deeper into his sonic identity and deliver his largest body of work yet.

East End Dubs is challenging himself in his latest project by busting out an expanded toolkit of sounds. “I've actually tried to use every single instrument in my studio. It's quite heavy on the synths. I've used quite a lot of analog drums from the modular synths. I’ve also got two samplers that I still need to include, and I'm planning to somehow use them as well."

Rather than stick to a single scene or style, he tells fans to expect a new side to his music. “The stuff that I'm producing right now is quite different from what I actually play, and what I’ve released so far,” he says. “It will be an interesting album.”

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