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Find out more about our use of this data. The Vision label are right on the money once again with Dubble D's debut album Jack Smith Manchester-based producer Dubble D, or Danny Ward as the taxman knows him, is obviously passionate about his music. Raised on a diet of Miles Davis and Art Blakey, it's little wonder that Dubble D's stunning debut Reachin' Out is Reach Out - Dubble D - Reachin Out with jazzy undertones and burly beats.
But that's not how things initially start out - "Super Hi" and "Switch" owe more to the subtle loops, warm strings and sparse vocal snippets of label mate Fred Everything, and the nu-jazz beats of Compost respectively, then the Reach Out - Dubble D - Reachin Out of Blue Note. The latter, "Switch" features the soulful wailings of Flora Purim, and her daughter Diana Booker, whom add a perfectly languid delivery to match the swinging, yet relaxed production.
It's a nostalgic trip down memory lane to when MCs spoke volumes and misogyny, pimpin' and drugs had yet to dominate rapper's verses, " Now everybody wanna pop sumthin' or cop sumthin'". The instrumental cuts owe as much to this philosophy Sommar I Palma - Trio Me Bumba - 1962 - 64 the vocal offerings. While "Big Fish" opens out into lush down tempo beats overlaid with graceful strummed acoustic guitar and washes of distant horns, in what almost sounds like the cinematic opening theme to a French movie about doomed lovers.
Ward's debut collection clearly reflects a multitude of influences that converge to create a highly listenable oeuvre of rich textures and assured vocal performances that exude a rare blend of sultriness and innocence. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. If you choose to use this review on your site please link back to this page.
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