My mate Dubble D is back with his second album on 2020 Recordings and once again he delivers a treat.
You may remember Dubble D from his 'under the influence' post where he shared his amazingly wide ranging influences along with his great passion for music that is infectious and clearly shows in this album.. Thankfully I have gotten to know him through this post and I for one am delighted.
Dubble D sent me a promo a few weeks ago and from the moment I put it on I knew it was a treat. The album is one that starts off with some neat little beat driven tunes (note that he has been studying drumming since 14) that to me display an understanding of hip-hop's roots and future. As I listened to the album a few times I realised that it was put together like a mix-tape or DJ mix, with each song somewhat mixed but each building into the next and so on. It is subtle but effective.
As we both came to realise Dubble D and myself are, what he referred to as, OAP ravers, so this tune is a nod to that life we lead.
Not too fast, not too slow. Not too techno, not to housey.
Buy Playin' Out here
Check out some vinyl here