September 21st, 2010 |
by Chief |
Music | 1 Comment
Given the amount of hype that’s been surrounding Dibiase
since his beats brought him to the final of Red Bull’s Big Tune
competition in L.A., Machines Hate Me
appeared to be the perfect caveat to an exciting collection of fall releases. There are some standout songs on the album, like Atombreakin
, and Renegade Slap
but this debut LP from one of Los Angeles’ rising beat makers is a disappointing dichotomy of urban decay and pixelated fantasy. It’s very easy to hear the Dilla
influence in Dibiase
‘s music, but just about every beat on the album returns to the same kick-snare-high combo that grows monotonous around the fourth track. I do appreciate the way he integrates samples and 8 bit melodies, but he does it so much better in all of his previous releases. This hopefully won’t his last venture on Alpha Pup Records
, so you should pass on this album and hold out for his next release.
Dibiase – Lumberjack
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Chief learned a lot about art and recording in the Green Mountains and is currently working on an album in Minneapolis.
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