Dubbel Dutch’s latest offering explores therapeutic instrumentals and self-help riddims.
Newly relocated to Brooklyn, Dubbel Dutch’s newest project grew from a deep love affair with dancehall instrumentals a.k.a. riddims. Unmoved by the impersonal, drop-oriented focus of contemporary dance music, he challenges the listener to consider the sensual and the uplifting in an apocalypse obsessed era.
“Self Help Riddim” is the first single release in a series of singles that will follow leading up to Dubbel Dutch’s Self Help Riddims EP. This new body of work draws inspiration from dub and dancehall reggae, ethereal grime, and pop music of the African diaspora. In a climate dominated by sparse, dystopian tracks, Self Help Riddims EP represents a yearning for a warmer, more spiritual side of music.
The title track, “Self Help Riddim,” seeks the healing potential of music and aims to uplift, inspire, and motivate the listener, lovingly designed for both the dancefloor and the bedroom, inline with the melodic palette that Mixpak Records founder Dre Skull is well known for.
WI-FI #BASED artist Kari Altmann provides cover artwork and audiovisual support.