Los Angeles–based collective Saudade have been slow-trickling out a stream of music created in collaboration with an array of talented artists, starting with the gorgeous "Shadows & Light" with Chelsea Wolfe and Chino Moreno way back in March, followed by September's "Crisis." Their latest offering sees the Chuck Doom–spearheaded project join forces with genre-busting hip-hop punks Ho99o9 for the avant cacophony of "Sanctuary Dub."
Dark and moody, but with the irresistible backbeat of a chill reggae foundation, the song sounds deeply fresh among the landslide of heavy music rearing its head in the underground. Ho99o9 are no stranger to challenging the status quo and refusing simple classifications, as they once said on Twitter, "Trap metal - Eh, not sure how I feel about that title, kinda cringy but I get it, kinda .. we gonna keep it grimey, punk, scummy, and vile," in response to a fan's categorization of their output.
Ho99o9's Yeti Bones and theOGM commented on the single in a joint statement: "There's no boundaries in music, it comes from all angles, places and people, especially if you grew up listening to various genres along with being inspired by the greats that came before you." On "Sanctuary Dub," the duo worked alongside Dr. Know, David Torn, John Medeski, Robert Thomas Jr., Gil Sharone and, of course, Chuck Doom, a group of musicians they say they're "honored" to be featured alongside.
The track will be featured with the aforementioned "Shadows & Light" and "Crisis" on the forthcoming Shadows & Light / Sanctuary Dub 12-inch, due out this Friday, November 6th, via Sargent House. The EP will also feature yet another track, the instrumental "MyGoalsBeyond," and the group plan to continue adding to their roster of guest stars in the lead-up to the release of a full-length work sometime in 2020.
text by Kelsey Chapstick