My good friend Celluskee, a ridiculously accomplished Tabla player, turned me onto this producer named Dabrye (pronounced dah-bree) out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first song he played for me was called ‘Air’ featuring
MF DOOM. Everything about the track was dope, from the atmospheric synths to DOOM’s immediately recognizable flow. Turns out, Dabrye (real name Tadd Mullinix) has put out a ton of music under several different monikers.
His most recent album from 06, Two/Three, featured tracks with Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, and Jay Dee (a.k.a. J Dilla!). To the best of my knowledge, it took a lot to get Dilla to spit on a track, which is how you know Dabrye is for real. Although it does make sense (Ann Arbor is only 35 miles from Detroit), when I learned this I bugged the fuck out and had to listen to everything Dabrye had ever made. Hit the skip for Dabrye’s best tracks, plus a very fitting sneak peak at NASA’s new Personal Flying Suit!
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