This is not a Dub Album. It's not even a new album; Dubmatix '"Riddim Full"(Renegade Recordings) was released last November and is the successor to"Riddim Driven Vol. 1"(Aka"Versions Vol. 1") Marketed. The title says it all: 11 more riddims from the house Dubmatix, as they emerged over time and became known in the community as vocal versions.
So far, so bad: that's it dubblog.de and not riddimblog.de. But ... why not listen in when the opportunity is good? Relieved by voices, the individual tracks provide deep insights into the arrangements and production technology of Dubmatix; sometimes surprise with beautiful brass sections (Can't Keep Us Down Riddim), sometimes disappoint with unimaginative loops (Rock N Hard Riddim). Reliable, however, the typical Dubmatix sound: the offbeat pushes itself into the foreground, the bass holds back a little, the drums can sometimes be mistaken for a steam hammer. Right, someone keeps squinting in the direction of the dance floor.
In a direct comparison, “Riddim Full” draws the shorter one from the reviewer; the predecessor "Riddim Driven Vol. 1" is a bit more varied. The album mastering is annoying with both releases, if there was one thing at all: It can't be that difficult to miss 10 or 11 tracks at a reasonably similar volume level. Come on, Dubmatix ... do it for me.