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Dobie busts back with brand new 12″

April 8, 2009

Ha! OG beatconductor Dobie is back in the game with a killer 12″/digi-download OUT NOW on Brownswood Recordings. Some of you might be familiar with the man and his awesome contribution to the so-called “trip-hop” movement back in the 90s. He built a hefty reputation remixing the likes of Tricky, Bomb The Bass, Salt N Pepa and Warren G before unleashing his debut solo album on Howie B’s legendary Pussyfoot Recordings imprint in 1995 – ‘The Sound Of One Hand Clapping’.

Stepping back into the limelight in 2009, Dobie goes straight for the jugular. ‘The New Madness’ is a roof-raiser of epic proportions. Rolling out bustling bruk drums at a healthy loping tempo, swinging jazz hi-hats bestow a healthy groove onto proceedings before a low-slung growling bassline swaggers into view, only to be usurped by the addition of a Reecian wiggle to the low end as the madness sets in. Killer!!

On the flip, Dobie wanders knee-deep into house territory, cooking up two gloriously deep (and deceptively simple) acid cuts. Reviving fond memories of legends such as Marshall Jefferson and DJ Pierre, ‘Good Will Hunting’ marries analogue synth freakery and a persistent bubbling acid bassline with body-jackin bumpy percussion of a distinctly UK-funky persuasion. ‘Dumb Girl From Allen Road’ provides a smoother ride – all Mr Fingers pads and refreshing stabbed synth hooks.

You can listen to all three of these joints on the Dobie MySpace – click here – and buy the 12″ / download it from all good record shops. Dun know!

Karizma said this: “‘New Madness’ is my joint. Love it to death!”

And Martyn said this: “A real mean groove on ‘Dumb Girl…’! Thanks for the music!”

You can hear Dobie reminiscing with Gilles Peterson and spinning some of his dope old remixes on a special podcast recorded in the Brownswood Basement right here