Dot’s third solo record proves yet again how beautifully unpretentious
and divergent Hip Hop can be: head vs heart. Reason vs urge. Drums, distortion, bittersweet melancholy. Guitar riffs, claps, vocal pieces and synths. Jazz trumpets, Krautrock-vibes and world music samples – departing into the contradictions. Dot – known from Crews such as Blindspot and Yawl – spent more than a year working on «Beast Issues». A record produced not only in cold European surroundings, but also while travelling in the mountains of Southeast Asia. Like its predecessor, the new album plays with gloomy and melancholic moods and unsettling soundscapes. Intricate yet open productions evoke a subtle cracking in the listener’s ears. Strong, powerful, fragile. Here’s to polarity in humans, animals, music and basically everything else.
Dot is known as a busy musician, producer, and the man behind various projects of different kinds and is recognised beyond the limits of his local music scene. Dot has released several albums in different editions, all of them selling out fast. After an extended European tour with the rap duo «Bindspot», he won the «Roy» music award of the city of Augsburg as Best Musician. Never running out of ideas and ambition, he founded the avantgarde-rap-duo YAWL with the Denver based gifted wordsmith Ancient Mith. Together they toured with international artists such as Saul Williams and Astronautalis, but also with nationally known bands such as Frittenbude through Germany, France, Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
released October 20, 2017
All songs produced, arranged and mixed by Dot, 2016/17
Mastered by Deeskee
Artwork by Max Birkl <3
Layout by Moritz Welker
Original photo by Bärry 'Berrie' White
Copyright by Dot & Anette Records
(c) 2017, all rights reserved
This album is incredible, the beats fill the lyrics perfectly. I have seen them on live in Paris (L' International), it was really great! I love your work guys, and now I will have your vinyl ... so excited to play it.
Your most faithful fan ;) Sladh