Reaction Sheet for Alternative Dubstep Orchestra – Power / The Waterfall (HR010T)

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 but an edit is available on both CD and digital download versions of the single. Next up is an ADO original, ‘The Waterfall’, that adds beautiful female vocals to create ADO’s own future dubstep classic, followed by a remix from Brotherhood of Filth who up the tempo with their bass-heavy re-fix and a stripped down ‘No Decks Version’ where the more electronic dubstep elements are stripped back leaving the band’s live instrumentation to really shine. To complete the package we have a live take on their cover of another dubstep classic, this time the remix of ‘Cockney Thug’, where you can hear what to expect if the band ever plays near you.

We have various different packages available, the limited 12″ version with an exclusive vinyl-only mix, the CD version with additional bonus tracks and a cheap bundle featuring both the 12″ and the CD as well as a digital download.

Here’s what people can get on the different formats –

A: Power [8:55]*
AA1: The Waterfall [6:57]
AA2: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]

* Full length version of ‘Power’ will only be available on the 12″. Will not be available as a digital download or on any other format.

CD/Digital Download
1: Power [4:11]
2: The Waterfall [6:57]
3: The Waterfall (Brotherhood of Filth Remix) [6:03]
4: The Waterfall (No Decks Version) [6:57]**
5: Cockney Thug (Live) [6:48]**

** Not available on the 12″ version.

Vinyl, CD and digital available from Hero Records Online Shop at
Vinyl and CD available in all good record shops. Distribution by Kudos.
Digital download available from itunes, Beatport, Juno Download, Amazon and all other good digital retailers.