DubNL’s new album, Reggae Business, is an upbeat and funky horn-filled extravaganza. All instrumental, this features six original cuts followed by dub versions. “Rootsy Root” starts things off well, with a nice horn-line, while the dub descends into echoes. “Happiness” has more of a roots vibe, actually, with a classic-styled reggae intro, and then the horns give way to a sparser dub version. “Legalize It” is my favorite cut, the brass sound mysteriously full of the funk, while the dub lets the sounds swirl around atop the relentless percussion. “King Horn” features the most uptempo dub, pounding with the melody cutting in at times, yet the original is a perfect Sunday-afternoon-on-the-porch reggae jam. “Blue Sky’s” and “Rastafari Hill” are equally solid tracks, with the closer being especially nice. This is a highly enjoyable album, giving the necessary nod to tradition while pushing things forward thanks to the modern production. Support quality original music, and there’s plenty more on Soundcloud:

DubNL’s new album, Reggae Business, is an upbeat and funky horn-filled extravaganza. All instrumental, this features six original cuts followed by dub versions. “Rootsy Root” starts things off well, with a nice horn-line, while the dub descends into echoes. “Happiness” has more of a roots vibe, actually, with a classic-styled reggae intro, and then the horns give way to a sparser dub version. “Legalize It” is my favorite cut, the brass sound mysteriously full of the funk, while the dub lets the sounds swirl around atop the relentless percussion. “King Horn” features the most uptempo dub, pounding with the melody cutting in at times, yet the original is a perfect Sunday-afternoon-on-the-porch reggae jam. “Blue Sky’s” and “Rastafari Hill” are equally solid tracks, with the closer being especially nice. This is a highly enjoyable album, giving the necessary nod to tradition while pushing things forward thanks to the modern production. Support quality original music, and there’s plenty more on Soundcloud: