The long-awaited next instalment of the Dispatch Dubplate series returns with Mako and Ben Soundscape

Dispatch Dubplate makes its long-awaited return with the first of six new releases, the first of those releases is brought to you by Mako, including a collab with Ben Soundscape.

Setting out to champion the best in unreleased music and those tunes which have been long cherished dubs by prominent figures within the DnB community, Dispatch Dubplate returns after an almost two-year break with this special release from Mako.

Heading up the release is ‘The Man’, a tune that Ant TC1 has been playing for years and could not put down. One that prompted constant ID requests from DJs and ravers alike, this tune fully represents the Dispatch Dubplate ethos due to the mystery and hype surrounding the track. Originally made as an experiment, with Mako wanting to focus on crusty-sounding production with no mid-bass or prominent fog horns, it’s a back-to-basic track that celebrates the raw energy of drum and bass. After much email wrangling and WhatsApp-based arm-twisting, we’re overjoyed this track is seeing the light of day as a release!

Completing the release is a collab with Ben Soundscape, Mako’s personal favourite of the three, ‘He’s Out There’. Utilising some drums from another tune called ‘Tell Me Something’ released by Mako on Metalheadz, the pair set out to make something new. Originally signed by the late, great, Marcus Intalex for Soul:R, it was eventually swapped out for a different tune of Mako’s, this makes it another perfect fit for Dispatch Dubplate, given the love and following it created during live sets but never saw the light of day, until now.

A. Mako – “The Man”
B1. Mako – “Mission Critical” [VINYL EXCLUSIVE].
B2. Mako & Ben Soundscape – “He’s Out There”

The digital version of this release includes just two tracks, the vinyl exclusive track will not be available to download.

The first 50 copies sold across the Dispatch Stores will include a Holographic Dispatch Logo Sticker and a Mirrored Dispatch Logo Sticker, on top of the limited edition Holographic Dispatch Dubplate sticker.

• Bonus Limited Edition Holographic sticker 12 x 3cm
• 180g vinyl (heavier and thicker than standard releases)
• Limited to 300 full-release copies.
• The artist and track information is left completely blank for you to choose to write on the inner vinyl label sticker or not
• Kraft card outside sleeve with sleeves holes on both sides
(no artwork but will be ‘stamped’ with a Dispatch Recordings label black ink stamp)
• Additional thick plastic outer protection sleeve
• Individually and uniquely numbered per vinyl
• No re-press (ever)
• Vinyl copies sold in this store include a free 320kbps

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.