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Rye Lane Volume II & III

Al Dobson Jr.  —  Rye Lane Volume II & III

In the two years since the release of the Rye Lane Volume 1 LP, Al Dobson Jr has been busy. This belated, mixtape style follow-up is something of a beast, with 28 cuts, interludes and quick-fire rhythm tracks to enjoy.

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.
Side A
1
Live At Makeover
1:46
2
Guyana Special
1:00
3
Xingu
1:54
4
Commerce
1:46
5
Overseas, Lebanese
1:04
6
Move It Up
1:09
7
Many Schools
1:49
Side B
1
Sweet Critics (Part 2)
2:25
2
Vibrations
1:40
3
What It Is – Shakedown
2:12
4
Malful - Nebetia
4:04
5
In The World
2:04
6
Love Talk
2:02
Side C
1
Church Cafe (Intro)
1:23
2
Drum Sounds Pt. 4 - Africana Salon
3:54
3
After Carnival
1:00
4
Step Off
1:07
5
It's You
1:34
6
Guadeloupe Meditaáao
2:09
7
Yellow Peppers
1:16
8
Bey Line
1:53
Side D
1
Peru Timing Pt. 2
4:10
2
Time Is Now
1:48
3
Tracy 36 27 37
1:59
4
In The Lobby
2:10
5
What It Is Pt. 2
2:24
6
White Rum
1:39
7
Mercy
1:24
Rye Lane Volume II & III

"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."

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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 Wed 20 Apr