(This text has been machine translated.) It's been seven years since Echo Beach asked the master singer Horace Andy into the studio to play his big hits with new, contemporary rhythms. The result was called "Broken Beats". Now follows "Broken Beats 2" (Echo Beach), on which new rhythms can be heard - but garnished with the same, well-known vocal recordings. Echo Beach have put an incredible 27 tracks into the digital version of the album. Since the material of "Broken Beats 1" only comprises eight songs by Horace Andy, this means that on "Broken Beats 2" all songs are performed several times. The front runner is “Money, Money”, which is presented here in ten versions. Why the whole thing here in the dubblog shows up? Because the backings are made by illustrious Dub Artists, such as Subatomic Sound System, Adubta, Adam Prescott, Dreadzone or Jah Schulz - to name just a few. In addition to the many versions, there are some extremely beautiful Dubs - for me the real highlights of the XXL album, because as much as I have always liked Horace Andy's voice and songs, it annoys me to have to hear the same melodies over and over again over the exorbitant length of the album. Hence the Dubs here are islands of relaxation and recreation in a sea of “Cuss Cuss” and “Money Money”. Quite apart from the fact that the quality of the productions does only in the Dubs really come into its own. But unfortunately, unfortunately there are far too few of them on “Broken Beats 2”. But the way I know Echo Beach, it will soon be one called "Broken Beats 3" Dub-Album appear.
For friends of the black gold there is also a "Broken Beats 1 & 2 Vinyl Edition" with eight songs and a very nice cover.