Santiago Black (Ptaki Version)
Rye Lane Versions

Al Dobson Jr.  —  Rye Lane Versions

"Carnival beats with the honesty of a field recording. Andres` Mahogani Jazz and Dilla`s Soul loops combine with DJ Nature`s mating rituals. The instinctive loose Funk of Sun Ra`s Arkestra swapping instruments."

With the debut release selling out in a matter of days and a repress already flying off the shelves, Rhythm Section International present our second offering in the form of a Remix EP, with reworks of Al Dobson Jr. by Polish rising stars Ptaki and Manchester mainstay Ruf Dug.

Eschewing the typical notions of a remix package, Rhythm Section International offers up 2 new tracks that didn’t appear on Rye Lane volume one, accompanied by 2 strikingly imaginative remixes.

On the A side the Polish duo of Jaromir Kamiński & Bartosz Kruczynski take Al Dobson Jr’s tribal tom-tom rhythm and extend it into a sprawling disco epic, adding catchy keys and sensuous vocals that aim to tease the most reluctant of movers onto the dance-floor.

Ruf Dug’s rework, named “ Ruffy’s 3am Canavan’s Special” takes inspiration from one of many hazy late night sessions at the infamous Peckham pool hall that is home to Rhythm Section. Ruf Dug, a Rhythm Section favourite and huge admirer of Dobson’s beats, takes the gentle guitar strokes of the original and morphs them into metallic stabs, layered over an aggressive squelchy bass sound and sharp phasing hi-hats. This mantra is built upon in an effortless style typical of the Mancunian producer and is as catchy as it is hypnotic.

All Artists on this release have played at Rhythm Section at least once and they now join the ever growing roster of RS artists, which is set to expand exponentially as we step into 2015. This is one label worth keeping an eye on…and if we can judge anything from the previous release then take notice when we say DON’T SLEEP!

Early support from Gilles Peterson, DJ Nature, Hashman Deejay, Lerato, Local Artist + Jack Jutson (Mood Hut / Pender Street Steppers) , Lefto, Severino, Recloose and more….
Santiago Black (Ptaki Version)
Santiago Black
Kirton Street (Ruffy’s 3am Canavan’s Special)
Kirton Street
Rye Lane Versions

"I don't know much about the recent dance music, I like a lot of old music and I’m inspired by the earliest forms of expression, the voice and drums in particular."

Jr explores rhythmic expression and other abstract truth in his raw and unique productions which traverse the boundaries between hip-hop, jazz, funk and broken beat.
South London based artist, producer and beat maker, Al Dobson Jr is a rising enigmatic figure on the worldwide underground music scene. Living that basement cats lifestyle, Jr explores rhythmic expression and other abstract truth in his raw and unique productions which traverse the boundaries between hip-hop, jazz, funk and broken beat. As one of the original members of the People’s Situation Ensemble, Jr has been a key figure in bringing real jazz to a new wave of music lovers. Notable releases on labels 22a, Izwid, Sey Music, Jr Sounds and Rhythm Section International have also garnered support far and wide from the likes of George Clinton to Dennis Ayler. Jr's productions and unique DJ sets from obscure yet dance floor friendly grooves & unreleased dubplates to classic jazz & funk have made him heavily sought after. Since stepping on the scene in 2014, he has quietly established himself as one of the UK's most promising underground producers.
Mims Agency: Rahel Tesfai
Published Tue 21 Jun