Dominic is one half of the electrodub duo Binary Dredd. Having been inspired by the Joburg 90s rave scene and the seminal works of bands like The Orb, Laurie Anderson and The KLF, the two wannabe rastas settled on a style halfway between the buildup structure of rave and the smooth groove of reggae. Now almost three decades (and many, many movie samples) later Dominic is still chasing that elusive perfect blend of kickdrum and deep dub delay.
"I've known Dave since the early 90s when he submitted some articles for our short-lived fanzine MIMIzine. It's been great to get inspiration from his poetry - especially the parts about us feeling old. Everything does indeed hurt. So why not take this hurt and spice it up with a dope bassline and some guitar skanks and make an uplifting ode to quinquagenarians?"
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And here is the full text in case you want to read it at your leisure and not while watching the video:
You might've thought by now
I would have drunk myself to death
A fall, a fight, a car around a pole
But instead, I continue to stutter forward
From my toes through to my back
To the guilt I harbour
For still being alive
For being happy
For getting away
You can’t escape your paradigm because
Wherever you go,
There you are
Teaching an old dog tricks
Has turned out
It’s just the ghost of who I was
That wakes me up bawling
Muscles in my leg, my shoulder
The headaches from too much reading
Every good I do now
Built on a foundation of bad
That wobbles under the strain
But the pain is what keeps me
Showing up and putting out
It tells me I’m growing
That my posture is changing
When I lie in bed at night and everything creaks
I’m still here
So that I can change