Daniel Dubb’s new album, “Pieces of the Past” is truly a warm and soulful soundscape bridging the gap between house and hip-hop influenced breakbeats, two genres that aren’t often combined but blend together seamlessly. The second track, “For Yesterday” is filled with melancholy and opens the ears to a story without words. Track five, “Float” is the most recognizable off the album, and for good reason. More upbeat than others off the album, the song builds energy and momentum while still maintains a nostalgic warmth like the rest. The vocals are almost hypnotic, becoming happily engrained in your mind.
More than “electronic dance music”, this album is truly that – a musical and creative album to be listened to as a whole. Each song brings the listener on a different journey. While some tracks feature minimal, yet powerful vocals that serve more as an instrument than words, they help tie the two genres together even more. It’s no wonder why this album was just released on Joris Voorn’s Rejected Imprint. This may sound bold, but in my opinion this is definitely in the top electronic albums of 2015. Many try to pull emotion out of electronic music and fail, making corny vocal house tracks that never break the surface but “Pieces of the Past” manages to reach something more meaningful and worthwhile.
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