Ghostly International / US
Sónar by Day - SonarDôme by Red Bull Music
Ann Arbor resident and longtime Ghostly International label affiliate Tadd Mullinix has created aliases by the bucketload. There are his solo projects — Dabrye, SK-1 and James T Cotton, AKA JTC — and collaborations, too (with Todd Osborn, he created TNT, acid explosions of the jacking house kind). As Dabrye, Mullinix found a kindred spirit in J Dilla, but whether collaborating with out-of-the-box-thinking MCs like DOOM, MED or Vast Aire, or relying on the instrumental strengths of his mind-blowing arrangements on albums like One/Three and Two/Three, Mullinix's musical affiliation with Michigan goes beyond the dusty, off-kilter soul of the Yancey kind, exhibiting its techno tendencies. In February 2018, his third solo album as Dabrye, Three/Three, was released on Ghostly, a razor-sharp rap album that completes a prophetic trilogy. For his performance at Sonár 2018, Dabrye will perform tracks from all three of those albums alongside his frequent collaborator, the rapper Kadence.