Having kept us on our toes waiting for over a decade, Dabrye finally unleashes the third and final volume in his series of razor-sharp rap albums, Three/Three. Much like Two/Three before it, this final chapter features a top-shelf list of MC's in for the ride: MF Doom, Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, Ghostface, Phat Kat and many more besides...
When he first started the project back in 2001, Dabrye was already cutting killer ragga jungle dubs with Todd Osborne as Soundmurderer & SK-1 that led to him getting noticed/picked up by Aphex Twin for Rephlex, yet lesser known to most at the time he also dabbled in instrumental glitch-hop under his birth name. It wasn't until One/Three landed that he really found his solo production voice, going onto become name-checked as an important influence for some of the biggest names within both the burgeoning beat and dubstep scenes that were to follow through the 00's, think Flylo and Kode9 Two/Three remixes and Harmonic 313 'Game Over' sampling.
Fast forward seventeen years plus a second volume of the '/Three' series and a number of other projects under different aliases and Tadd Mullinix's first Dabrye record in a loooong time arrives to fulfilling both our expectations and dreams of what shape Three/Three would take as well as quenching the thirst of hundreds of beat junkies, hunting for a fix of truly left of centre yet radiant rap records.
Three/Three delivers on each and every level you care to imagine, its fast-paced selection of shotgun riding riddims draw with great success sounds and samples that wouldn't sound out of place within Dabrye's other aliases: gangsta hardstep jungle, new beat electro and post/punk and acid house/techno are all folded into low slung shapes that do the damage nicely. Topped off with pretty much every underground MC you could imagine of guesting and you have a hip-hop record that excels at being both daringly experimental yet hits all the right buttons for rap fanatics in a way that only really Danny Brown's Atrocity Exhibition has been able to hit since Two/Three first told the hip-hop world that its game was over.