It is always fascinating what different moods Dub can transport. The gap between Jim's new EP: "Jimmy Reggae Dub“(JIM) and an energetic stepper couldn't be bigger. The "Peter Pan of French Hip Hop", as he describes himself, has presented a deeply melancholy work here. Downright agonizingly slow beats, rough and pure, contrast with accordion and harp sounds and feather-light, elegiac (synthetic) sopranos. Everything in minus minor. When it comes to melancholy, Jim is very knowledgeable. With his hip hop productions, he has already explored its depths intensively. He has suffered from profound tinnitus for years - terrible for someone whose life is devoted to music. But maybe that was the reason to feel the calm flowing basslines of Dub to turn to. “Jimmy Reggae Dub“(The title is definitely not on the level of the music!) Was created within three work-intensive weeks in a studio exam. “I felt suffocated after 10 years of hip hop,” explains Jim, “I always liked reggae but never thought of doing it one day. But with confinement and my desire to explore something else, this EP was born. I tried to get the sound as acoustic and raw as possible. “Jim succeeded perfectly. Often it is precisely the genre outsiders who - perhaps unconsciously or out of inability - break with conventions, discover new things and thus enrich the music.