Steppers is known to be characterized by the kick drum kick on each note of the 4/4 time signature. Characteristic of (almost) all produced for a sound system Dubs. The effect consists of a very energetic, "marching" and aggressive rhythm. However, many classic reggae lovers have reservations, as it sounds too much like stupid techno stomping. Afrikan prove that this rhythm can also be used in a very imaginative and original way Dub - a young producer from Mexico - and Wallar Beats - an equally young producer from Spain - with their album released on Wami - an equally young label from Argentina African Dub & Wallar Beats: "Natural Whispers" (self-publishing). The bass drum does in fact stoically stoic through every track at most. The rhythm network around it, however, makes trouble. Sometimes virtuoso percussion sounds, sometimes string instruments, sometimes nothing at all. Breaks are part of the concept. Likewise minimalism. And yet the album has a certain flow, remains musical and harmonious. The bass drum beat is the backbone of the music, the constant in the chaos, the pole star when riding the soundwaves. What we're hearing here is postmodern steppers, Dub on the verge of falling apart into its eclectic individual parts. I really enjoy the conscious and concentrated listening, including decoding the quotes. But I am sure that the tracks also work perfectly in the sound system, where they do the opposite, namely to drive unconscious dancing bodies. A classic win-win situation.