Zinovii by Owen Ross
Hazy Dub songs and instrumentals
Unlike the majority of his previous releases, the fourth album from American artist Owen Ross is free of Rap, which is a good thing. The cross-genre blend of Hip-Hop-tinged beats, soulful guitar and memorable song (two of the eight tracks contain vocals) is still present (he's just worked with actual singers this time, innit). The prevailing hazy Dub vibe is the clincher for me though, and fittingly it comes out on Deadbeat's BLKRTZ label. It's short and sweet (at just 20 minutes) but it's a pleasantly surprising winner.