Al Dobson Jr. - Rye Lane Volume One album
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 . 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.
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
The importance of location on Rye Lane Volume 1 appears both tantamount and inconsequential: many of the titles on offer dot specific points of reference on the map (Peru, Grenada, Cameroon, Columbia, Peckham's Rye Lane), but Dobson Jr does his.
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 J. 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.
Sprung up from his much-fêted clubnight of the same name, Bradley Zero has enlisted fellow Peckham local Al Dobson Jr to inaugurate Rhythm Section International with this: Rye Lane Volume 1, an 11 track mini-LP stuffed to the rafters with summery goodness. With it being almost impossible to define the sound of Rhythm Section in one record, Rye Lane Volume 1 perfectly fits the role of inaugural release by the way in which the album encapsulates the sum of Rhythm Section’s influences into one coherent blend of experimental, percussive led jams. This selection of tracks, carefully curated from over 200 never released works, is a concise statement from the Peckham based label as it confidently steps out from it’s humble suburban origins into the international arena.
Album by Al Dobson Jr. Sweet Critics Pt. 2. sampled. Remember the Time (Album Version) by Michael Jackson (1991). Church Café (Introduction).
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Al Dobson Jr. has a new album on the way, due out via Rhythm Section International in March. Rye Lane Vol. II & III follows on from Rye Lane Volume One, the release that launched Bradley Zero's label in 2014. It's more of the same from Dobson J. whose warm, shuffling aesthetic and sketch-like approach reflects a sound popular in London at the moment, aligning him with producers such as Mo Kolours, K15 and Henry Wu. Of the album's 28 tracks, 24 of them clock in at under three minutes. II & III will hit the shelves on Friday, March 18th.