Dabrye is one of the aliases of Tadd Mullinix, an Ann Arbor, MI-based producer who carved a niche in the IDM community with early 2001's Winking Makes a Face (released under his own name), a twisted album that blended a sick sense of humor with genuine emotion. Later that year, Mullinix unveiled Dabrye with One/Three, the first of a three-part series that skews fractured hip-hop production. Falling into a categorical netherworld, tracks from One/Three enjoyed frequent rotation on tastemaker Gilles Peterson's BBC radio program, and "Hyped-Up Plus Tax" was eventually licensed by Motorola. Instrmntl followed on Scott Herren's (Prefuse 73) Eastern Developments label in 2002. Singles "The Payback" (featuring a Prefuse 73 remix) and "Game Over" (a collaboration with Jay Dee and Phat Kat) were respectively released in 2002 and 2004, and several remixes for other artists were compiled for 2005's Additional Productions, Vol. 1. Two/Three, featuring several guest MCs, followed in 2006.
Andy Kellman, Rovi

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