May 2010 - After the short opening featuring
just the melodica, the Drum and Bass jump
right in there, setting the tone for the
rest of the 5-track EP by Spanish
multi-instrumentalist, producer and singer
Ites and Ites!
Dani Ites is blessed with many talents.
His debut album showcases several, two of
them being his productional skills and
ability to play melodica throughout the five
tracks without becoming boring. The brethren
is a member of Barcelona's Humble Lion Sound
System, where he is said to often steal the
show with improvisations on melodica and
vocal works. Unfortunately, his vocal works
remain within the Humble Lion sessions until
this date (may 2010), as there's no singing
throughout the EP.
The track titles show that Dani Ites
knows how being in the Ire Ites is not just
another description for a state of mind
after smoking a spliff: Word of Jah, for
example. Or even more clear: Jahoviah.
Throughout the five tracks, this inspiration
is heartically felt.
No, there's not much dubbing going on.
The first three tunes are instrumentals even
though this should not turn you off. The
drum and bass lines are more than catchy,
the fourth track ("Warrior") is an
upfull steppers with a touch of Dub, where
Roots Melody ends with "Westerly",
a relaxed and Ire riddim which leaves the
listener wanting more.