Dabrye
Three/Three
Ghostly International
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2018
2LP
24.39
GI303 / Includes Download Code
matte jacket with black hot foil, incl. 24-page zine
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Tracklist
1Tunnel Vision (feat. Guilty Simpson)2:28
2Emancipated (feat. Ghostface Killah)2:28
3Tape Flip Too 1:05
4Lil Mufukuz (feat. Doom)2:45
5Fightscene (feat. La Peace)3:38
6Electrocutor 1:23
7Stranded (feat. Fatt Father)3:07
8The Appetite (feat. Roc Marciano, Quelle Chris & Danny Brown)5:20
9Pretty (feat. Jon Wayne)3:04
10Sunset (feat. Shigeto)4:00
11Nova (feat. Nolan The Ninja)3:26
12Bubble Up (feat. Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro)3:17
13Vert-Horiz 2:45
14Dr. Shroomen (feat. G&D)3:22
15Sisfo Ridin (feat. Clear Soul Forces)3:16
16Culture Shuffle (feat. Kadence, Intricate Dialect & Silas Green)4:17
17Honey 3:04
18First Law of Nature Rock Day (feat. Denmark Vessey)3:33
19Tahn Ice Rhythm 1:12

The blend of American and British dance music, hip-hop sampling, and Jamaican sound clash energy that underpinned Two/Three remains a quiet, guiding principle. At the same time Mullinix rejoices in a refreshed perspective, having had time to incubate ideas and find clarity in the distance between albums and the evolution of scenes. The beats are looser and less angular, more embracing of repetition. Organic techniques inspired by soul and jazz round off some of the harsher sonics. The resulting broad palette of tracks reflects both this evolution and the range of the Dabrye persona: relaxed headnod ("Tunnel Vision"); nervous, slow-motion electro ("The Appetite"); glacial motifs ("Emancipated"); jazzy, cut-up funk ("Sunset"); minimal brutalism ("Electrocutor"); intricate layering ("Culture Shuffle").

Three/Three marks the return of an innovator after close to a decade of silence. Despite what the title might imply, the album isn't the end of the story but rather the completion of a creative arc. Expect more Dabrye in the near future. The game is far from over.