Unbroken Dub – Untitled Dubs 2 [RAWAX019]

With his fulminant debut ep “Untitled Dubs”, RAWAX became over night an incredible focus in the techno scene worldwide. Unbroken Dub aka Denis Safiullin was let’s say the co-founder of it and still a very close friend of the label. No wonder that now comes Denis’ 7th release and follow up to the first one called “Untitled Dubs 2”!

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Unbroken Dub – Untitled Dubs 2 [RAWAX019]

Unbroken Dub – Trashbin EP [RAWAX10.10]

Rawax closes the 10″ series with an EP from the Russian producer Unbroken Dub. It’s a simple two-tracker this time around, with the A side given over to the mid-air suspension of “No Feel”. Whether the languid guitar strums in the distance or the heavily filtered drums out front, it’s a haunting and evocative swirl of a track, hovering in a dense fog of harmonic interference. “Computer (Dubs)” plunges into deeper territory where the dubbed delays push out cosmic pulses that rinse the feedback for all its worth. Yet again it’s exemplary stuff from an always-on-point producer.

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Unbroken Dub – Trashbin EP [RAWAX10.10]

Unbroken Dub – Deepfrozen Soil EP [RAWAX013]

Siberian producer Unbroken Dub returns to his regular home of Rawax for the Deepfrozen Soil EP. “Mansi Song” places a simple phased bassline and undulating textures in an echo chamber environment, keeping its kicks low in the mix, while “Deepfrozen Soil” takes an even more sedate approach, as a simple kick drifts through a glacier of weeping pads. On the flip, “Low Freq Vibes” offers a similarly placid take on house, but its “Dub Layer” that impresses most, containing some particularly Basic Channel-inspired textures, as malleable chords bounce around inside an increasingly narrow confine.

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Unbroken Dub – Deepfrozen Soil EP [RAWAX013]

Unbroken Dub – Checkpoint EP [94DSR]

Checkpoint EP

Siberian producer Unbroken Dub makes his debut on Delsin Records. The three track Checkpoint EP kicks off with ‘I Want To Make This Louder’, a widescreen, gently undulating soundscape with scraping percussion and thick, smeared synths. Cutting through the dense dub fug are sharp edged percussive ticks, driving the track forwards gently as more and more analogue textures unfold and unfurl. ‘Det Special’ is less smooth and more choppy, rising up and down as abrasive white noise swirls add caustic surfaces to the hopping wood block hits and buried deep in the mix bassline. Again, it’s seriously analogue and as cerebral as it is physical. Closer ‘Insane’ is a much brighter cut, instead of sounding introverted and melancholic it offers some hope thanks to the buoyant hi hat ringlets, up right kick drums and glassy, tinkling echo of percussion. Contrasting heavy bass with light percussion as he does, this young producer continues to find new life in the ancient form of dub.

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Unbroken Dub – Checkpoint EP [94DSR]