Everything is written in the title of Kanka’s 5th album « Watch Your Step ».
True to his reputation as the spearhead of the European « Steppa » dub scene, the composer from Rouen, France delivers a new masterpiece that is decidedly muscular and resolutely destined for the dancefloor.
With more developed basslines and the collaboration of three new MCs (Echo Ranks, YT, El Fata), Kanka renews his percussive style while maintaining relatively high tempos for dub.
As usual, his compositions combine rhythmic efficiency with melodic richness, two very characteristic components of his style. Still intended for the electro audience as much as the reggae audience, this new album promises to bring freshness to the dub addicts and sound systems. Naturally, Kanka will also produce 4 maxi vinyls from « Watch Your Step », offering different versions from the album, therefore not forgetting the more underground audience. The sub bass will resonate just as well from big sound walls as from the walls at home.
On stage, Kanka remains accompanied by his faithful bassist Chris B., and a brand new live set will be offered for the occasion of this new album. After massive touring in France (Vieilles Charrues, Reggae Sun Ska, Dub Station, Telerama dub festival, Reperkusound, Dubquake, Zénith de Grenoble …) and abroad (UK, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Greece, Mexico, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Morocco, Netherlands, Croatia …), the artist will be back out on the road to present an increasingly diversified repertoire. The immense energy of his live mix, which is accompanied by various specific dub effects and big thumping bass will continue to delight a wide audience.
The only motto is: dancing and fun! Simply, the sound for the sound!! After having released 4 albums with the Parisian label Hammerbass, Kanka returns in 2014 with a brand new energy because all of his productions will be released on his own label Dubalistik Records (which has already produced many vinyls). So put on your dancing shoes and watch your step!!