Some classic stuff here from German/American duo Chubby Dubz, who've created a rich collection of three indispensable new tunes for Ornate Music. As with all the songs, a deeper-than-Barry White vocal floats over the top, gently narrating while the deep house grooves develop beautifully. The arrangements are pitch perfect, with sounds never over complicated or over used, while the warm drums keep the rhythm locked. While the Chubs are obviously aware of their house history, songs like "Turn Around" still sound contemporary. Definitely one for fans of Motor City Drum Ensemble - highly recommended
Berlin duo Chubby Dubz come correct with some old school warehouse rattlers for STHLM AUDIO. Those liking their house music filled with plenty of 808s and drum rolls should indulge their senses in the 94 Mix of "Takin' It Back" which replaces the sultry rasp of the original mix with a spinal bump that can't help to satisfy. The heady keyboard stabs and reverberant Gil Scott-Heron doing 90s house MCing vibes only add to the authenticity. The mood continues on the flip with the bottom heavy crispness of "Strains Of Knowledge" all warm bass patterns, tightly wound drum programming, hushed melodic fractures and more vocal leanings. Columbian producer Agnes completes the set with a remix of "Takin It Back" that realigns the groove for those that prefer their house music to be serious.