This album is a perfect example of never judge a book by its cover; what a surprise this one-of-the-worst-covers-that-mankind-has-ever-seen reveals when you start peeling. We Walk is the debut album of German Producer and Mastering Engineer Helmut Dubnitzky, and it’s released on Helmut’s own label Brise Records.
Opening track “Move” is a hypnotizing and repetitive burner with deep bass & analog vibes, clean piano and subtle but vivid attention to detail. “Uuuhaaah” follows with beautiful strings, up-tempo 4/4 bass and sharp percussion – reminiscing an uplifted Nicolas Jaar. Like the title suggests; it’s all topped with chanting vocal samples. On “Change The Way” he moves into dark & sexy Deep House territory with a beautiful Soul Clap vibe. “New York Jazz” is another prime example of his understated but elegant production, with a jazzy sample, reverbed bongos and an overall deep vibe.
We Walk showcases Helmut Dubnitzky’s talent without flaunting it. Eleven tracks of deep grooves, Tech House, Minimal, experimental Electronica and a hint of Ambient. Repeating patterns, sub bass, filtered, Oldskool and 4/4 all the way without sounding dated. It’s actually warm and industrial at the same time; Chamber-tech would be a fitting description. Even though the beats are repetitive it doesn’t sound monotone. It’s a blend of the German club scene and North-American hipstery, and it works on both sweaty dancefloors and on the sofa.