08/04/2021: “Regal” by Dubkasm

Blending traditional Brazilian styles and instruments with reggae is a new one to me. But as everyone knows, Brazil adds an extra layer of spiciness to everything. So of course it’s brilliant!

“Regal” actually isn’t that influenced by Brazilian styles compared to some tracks on the 2018 Rastramentals¬†album, but it has a rich, live sound that contrasts with Dubkasm’s more digital sounding tracks. It owes more to jazz, another of the duo’s starting points for the LP.

It’s an easy jam, with improvisational piano and free flowing guitar. And like with jazz, when all elements of the song sync up, it’s a moment of bliss.

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