Medicine Walk is the darling and solo debut of Danish producer Rasmus Møbius. The title was coined serveral years ago, when working a temp job in a medical factory. Since then, the music and Rasmus’ job situation has both evolved significally.
Drawing from the obvious influences of dub and hip-hop, Rasmus mixes these ingredients, adds a flavour of Brian Eno and a hint of jazz, and comes out with a very consistent, warm and steady album. The analogue feel is underpinned by inclusion of synth and trumpet players Nikolaj Høi and Tav Klitgaard. Tracks vary from right-on steady head nodders to slowly evolving almost ambient tracks, always supported by the ever persistent heavy bassline.
Rasmus has been producing music for serveral years, and has a long list of compilation contributions and remixes behind him. His sound has evolved over time, from clicky electronica to the insisting, dubby sound of his present album. His work as part of the dub-hop duo Melk has influenced his sound (and vice-versa) and helped define the solo work, although there’s some very different qualities to “Medicine Walk”.