Don’t Be Afraid Dubs return with a Kelpe release

Londoner Kelpe offers a different side on the second release in Don’t Be Afraid’s conceptual Dubs series.

Launched last year, the Don’t Be Afraid Dubs series offered a simple yet intriguing premise: pairing a house dub from a UK based producer with a techno flavoured remix from a US counterpart on a 10″ record. The debut DBA Dubs lived up to this concept with a typically boogie-indebted analogue instrumental from Hackney-based Claws For? set against a heavily stacked West Coast remix from Miami heat shaper Shad T. Scott under his Gosub alias.

Next month the 10″ series returns with an original offering from East London-based Kelpe, who shuffles away from the glistening midtempo beatcentricites of his excellent recent LP Fourth: The Golden Eagle in favour of something more floor appropriate in “Monte Verità”. Still eminently low slung, the track feels like a slack jawed Lone cut and is graced with a rare growling techno remix from Detroit’s Kevin Reynolds, whose quality of production more than makes up for the paucity of his output. Much like his classic Nsyde release Liaisons, Reynolds’ remix veers impressively through various moods and emotions across its near eight minute duration.

Don’t Be Afraid Dubs will release Monte Verità by Kelpe in 10″ format on August 19.

Tracklisting:

A. Monte Verità
B. Monte Verità (Kevin Reynolds Remix)