(This text has been machine translated.) As if everyone had just been waiting for spring, tons of exciting dub productions have tumbled in over the past few weeks. But maybe it's just the yield of several months of home
In any case, this album gives me the most joy at the moment: "Obudubz"(Culture Dub) from HabooDubz. Yes, it's easy to mix up artist and album names. Behind the cute HabooDubz - the name would make a good title for a children's book - is the globetrotter Gabor Polaak. He was musically socialized in Budapest, emigrated to Manchester, then moved to London, then emigrated to Cambodia, traveled extensively through Mexico and finally returned to his Hungarian homeland. During his circumnavigation of the world he absorbed a variety of musical influences, which now, at Dub-Producing have to go out again and give his music this wonderful cosmopolitan flair. Actually it is about Worldmusic inna Dub-Style. In the truest sense of the word: Heavy bass and steppers usually form the solid base on which exotic instrumental tricks are built. Sounds like a classic pattern, but Polaak's art is precisely characterized by the organic connection between the two levels. He succeeds in avoiding exactly what we do with Dub not infrequently heard: a run-of-the-mill beat and above, completely detached, a melodica (or another stereotypical solo instrument). The opposite is with HabooDubz the case: Exotic harmonies and rhythm bases fuse in virtuoso arrangements to form highly exciting music trips, which are wonderfully analytical to listen to, but which also really get into your body and trigger the urge to move. In order not to restrict the fascinating world sounds to exotic melodies or samples, Polaak often adds typical percussions or uses unusual melody instruments rhythmically. Last but not least, the mix ensures that the tracks follow a proper dramaturgy that always creates surprising twists and turns and changes of mood. The best for last: Since the Hungarian cosmopolitan wants to do good to the world, he offers his brilliant music through culture Dub-Page at Bandcamp free to download. Crazy, but extremely personable.