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A proper blast from the not-so-distant past, Tadd Mullinx (James T. Cotton, Charles Manier) a.k.a. Dabrye’s hugely influential One/Three LP comes back around on a remastered 2018 edition to claim its mantle as ground zero for the ‘00s electronic beat scene.
Adapting the slompy swang and knock of J Dilla to a palette of saltier electronics and samples, Dabrye effectively coined a new offshoot of hip hop with One/Three, whose impact resonated with heads for more than a decade later, inspiring countless imitators and mutations in the process.
Like bumping into a mate you’ve not seen for aaages, One/Three will no doubt prompt epochal anecdotes from those who caned the LP back then, as the likes of his hazy bewt We’ve Got Commodity, the tricksy triplet stumbles of Hyped-Up Plus Tax and the jagged dip of So Scientific will plug you right back to that strange pocket of post-millennium musical development .
For bonus licks, they’ve also included the three track off his follow-up 12” The Payback, including a breezy Prefuse 73 take on Dabrye 73.3.