<Down-tempo/World Beats> Sometimes receiving brand new albums can be fun… sometimes not! Beats & Pieces is a new electronica label out of Israel and they kindly sent me their first three releases to acquaint me with the label. Lovers of down-beat, chilled electronica should definitely check this label out. Being a lover of Dub I decided to give Mexican producer, Rafael Hernandez a whirl. He calls himself Tor.ma in Dub and Jump High is 13 tracks of Dub, Psydub, breaks and electronica/chill-out. He has released on Iono Music before so Rafael’s been making inroads with his dubby electronica. It’s a pleasant enough release… production is good… the dub is… well its dub! He doesn’t break any new boundaries or try and re-invent the genre at all, opting to stay true to the sound which invariably makes this an enjoyable listen and a worthy addition to any dub DJ or fan’s collection. Being fairly down-beat it’s the kind of album I’d play late at night when I’m chilling with a reefer if I’m looking for some great mood music to kick back to. Likewise any ambient DJ looking for some irie beats in a chill-out room could do a lot worse than spin these babies.
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