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Alternative Dubstep Orchestra - Power
CD Single
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12" Vinyl
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Alternative Dubstep Orchestra


Hero Records

Released: 28th January 2013 | 3 track dubstep single

Hero Records are proud to announce our latest release from Alternative Dubstep Orchestra. ADO are a live collective from Birmingham, UK who were set up in November 2010 as a resident new experimental collective at Birmingham's Hare and Hounds. After debuting in late 2010, ADO went on to tour in 2011 and 2012, performing to a mixture of festival audiences and club crowds alike, as well as playing several quieter 'world music' performances showcasing the more mellow, acoustic side of the collective. Highlights have been the Mostly Jazz Festival, The Green Man Festival, Shambala and The Secret Garden Party. A core collective has now evolved bringing a signature sound to reworked old classics and originals alike. With 2 drum kits, percussion, brass, strings, turntablism, electric guitar and more, ADO's aim is to offer what's written on the tin - alternative, orchestral dubstep!

2013 sees the release of several tracks which ADO have been working on as part of an analogue adventure they decided to embark on last year. Taking vintage techniques and concentrating on authentic 'live' sounds, taking analogue sounds to limited edition 12 vinyl that is now available on Hero Records. On this, their debut release, ADO kick things off with their reworking of the seminal dubstep classic 'Power' twisting the original song into totally new terrorities with live instruments and bass-heavy dj work. The full length version is exclusive to the 12 and will not be available anywhere else. Next up is an ADO original, 'The Waterfall', that adds beautiful female vocals to create ADO's own future dubstep classic. The third track on the 12 is a remix from Brotherhood of Filth who up the tempo with their bass-heavy re-fix.

"live instruments producing big dance-friendly beats. Roping in horns, strings, decks and djembe, they make a brassy, bassy noise. Just when we’re thinking ‘dubstep should be way dirtier than this’, they unleash some proper low-end wobble and the kids whoop and bounce."
Mike White, Venue
"Re-arrange the following words to make a sentence. Mad/barking/combo/dubstep/brass/mayhem/cooler than the icebox in Mr. Frostie’s fridge/bravado...Outstanding musicianship, channeled sonicspheric congress with The Specials"
John Kennedy, Brum Live
"exactly what it says on the tin with massive sub bass interplaying with jubilant brass - not unlike some of Masssive Attack's more dubby material"
Monobrow, Monobrow Sounds Off
"Where do you start? Dub, brass, dhol drumming, tabla, ska,’s a mystical musical melting pot...with vocalist Mish giving Dusty a run for her money."
The Baron, The Hearing Aid
"very interesting and with miles of potential"
DJ Umb, Generation Bass
"you simply can not single out anyone from this collective. The mix and approach are so infectious, and the shifts and splits in direction are fresh and mesmerising. I am deeply impressed. I love catching a band as it locks into something new and individual and unique. This was one of those moments. And they’ve hardly got started."
Robin Valk, Radio To Go