The Reflection EP brings us the latest sonic exploration of Dubbacle as an artist. In line with the quality releases of Dubtribu, Dubbacle has carefully selected this EP, with 'Reflection' as a Leitmotiv.
Reflection refers to both the development of Dubbacle as an artist as it does to his perception of the sound. With developments bringing dubstep forward, this EP provides a step back into the essence of the sound and its origin.
Reflection brings the core ingredients of the dubstep sound together. Atmosphere, basslines and drums are carefully laid down to create a continuously developing rumbler with a melodic twist.
Absent Mind shares this continuous progression in the sense that the bassline builds up to a percussive climax of the track. Its melancholy reminds us of the sense of absent-mindness. The track brings some more speed as it progresses. It hints back to early Medi productions, taking the listener back to dark venues and underground parties.
Roots Music is a direct homage to a specific deep dubstep sound. Movement is created through the hats, the atmosphere and the piercing vocal reminding us where the dubstep sound finds its roots: through many ways always tracing back to dub or roots music.
Meditative is in the title. It allows the listener to seek for his or her space of focus and meditation. Each passage of sixteen bars speaks to other parts of the ear and grabs attention. This low end stepper pays homage to the early days, the bare simplicity and beauty found in beats by producers releasing on the early days of Deep Medi.