RIYL: beat music, dub, deep house

Label: Rhythm Section International

Al Dobson Jr is a jack of all trades and Volumes II & III of his Rye Lane series proves that heartily. On this twenty-eight track affair, which has a playtime of under an hour, you’ll hear deep house, jazz, downtempo, dub, and hip-hop fused within. Rye Lane Volume II & III sounds primed for the [adult swim] bump circuit and for a night club near you. Rhythm Section International‘s curation is top notch, and each release just goes to strengthen this claim. Rye Lane Volume II & III just took you to a Thai restaurant and ordered the one million appetizers for you to whet your hunger. This album (compilation?), on top of the apps, takes you barhopping and last call is whenever you say it is. You could just as easily dance to these tracks as you could lounge to them (another word for downtempo). Bang for your buck? You came to the right place. Listen to the album below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Al Dobson Jr. returns to Rhythm Section International with his debut full length LP. Spread over 28 tracks and clocking in at just under one hour, this body of work provides a glimpse into the mind of one of the UK’s most talented, enigmatic producers.

Al Dobson’s debut mini album marked the inauguration of Bradley Zero’s fledgling label back in 2014, proving to be a breath of fresh air to the london scene with it’s loose, undefinable sound and unique approach to production.

As a newcomer, Al Dobson Jr.’s music didn’t remain a secret for long, with major global tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish, Dego, Alex Nut and Osunlade being early adopters. As with other key releases on 22a and Izwid, it didn’t take long for Rye Lane Volume 1 to go from obscure debut to cult classic, propelling the artist and the label onto the international platform.

At once a continuation and evolution of the sound, Rye Lane Volumes II & III offers a deeper exploration into the Al Dobson Jr universe, moving with ease through tempos and textures but never losing that effortless magic that makes ADJ stand out from the crowd.

Price $22.25

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