Dub techno’s new coming, if I may say so, has reached the Latvian capital. Riga Dub Orchestra debuted with the digital EP “Dub of Riga” on the local imprint ECOUL SND a few years ago. The second release appears on Tāda Gaita, a label launched in 2022, and now welcomes four solid tracks by the act/artist with limited background info.
The melancholic opener “Empty Andrejosta” is dedicated to a gentrifying area at the river Daugava, a leisurely composition to accompany early dog walkers and patrolling seagulls. The title “Early Darkness” offers equally chilling flow with touches of house elements. Vigorous “Brasa” is a natural born chartbuster and not a step behind Fadi Mohem’s recent material. Keeping it at 135 BPM, the track serves a break with acid swirls on the surface. Chilly echoes with broken beats proudly carry “Winter Streets”, to wrap up the digital EP from the Latvian dub revelation.