Argentinian beat producer Dabow has just released his highly anticipated EP Namaste through Buygore. The collection of four tracks draws influence from his life at home, his parents, his several collaborators on the record, and an introspective perspective on his own musical progress. With contributing work from producers Ruxell and Tapecut, and even guitar and vocals from his parents, the EP stands as a personal yet very solidified narrative that includes subtle additions and timelines from each person involved.
Below, you’ll find a stream of Namaste in full, along with a bit more on two of my favorites from the list. To purchase your copy of the EP, head over to Beatport. And stay tuned, as an interview with the rising producer himself will be available later in the week.
After “Two” – the EP’s first track in the form of a melodically simplistic but powerful trap rhythm – comes “Vuela.” The song, which translates to “fly” in English, begins with offset, atonal bubbles until a series of claps and snares lead upwards into the drop. A stretched siren resounds above a minimal percussion arrangement, as the bubbles echo and swirl around the space. Suddenly, in the middle of the second break, Dabow’s father, attributed as Mystic Eye Rock, transforms the vibe of the song into one of melancholy blues rock to the pluck of an electric guitar. As his solo flies into infinity, Dabow makes sure to anchor it down to the track’s initial tempo and energy level with light percussion.
Next comes the EP’s title track, “Namaste,” named for the vocal sample of the word spoken by Dabow’s mother. After a loop of rousing, exotic singing, the song’s call becomes a distant swell of noise that persists throughout most of the track. A satisfyingly minimal beat sets the stage for a dynamic lead synth that screeches its way across the front of the spectrum, until the track breaks down to make room for a foreboding sitar. The energy quickly swells once again, releasing into a cascade from a deeper and sharper variant of the main synth from earlier. The track ends with the initial loop played behind a mournful progression of strings.