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Dabbla: Music, Meth & Martial Arts

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

The chief linked with Reverb Music for a special chat about all things Dabbla. He laid out the label's year ahead and dropped plenty of twisted tidbits. From boxing in Bali to stories from school, the bossman bares all. 2020 is a big year for Potent Funk, and it all starts with Dabbz.

"I shouldn’t have told you that."

We've reposted a few questions below, but read the whole conversation here, burps and all.

So you’ve got a solo project on the way?

“Yeah! I mean, I’m gunna keep working with people that I rate and people that I’ve met, you know, none of this fucking cold-collaboration-calling bullshit. I’m not gunna drop a couple of thou’ for a rapper that might be able to boost sales – none of that shit. Me and Illaman have got a project we’re cooking up - I shouldn’t have told you that - but hey, shh. I’ve got a couple of solo projects, but at the minute we’re just tryna [burps] make sure the label’s ready for the onslaught of shit to come. All my time and effort has been into building Potent Funk up as an entity to release the future through.”

What’s in the works at Potent Funk then?

“Fuckin’ hell what isn’t going on at Potent Funk! We’ve just taken on Dream Mclean. We’ve got works from Benofficial & Prozac, I believe they’ve got a couple of albums, a couple of EPs, just working on the videos. As you know, the videos and visuals are always the final element which obviously accompany the music because everyone ‘looks’ at music on YouTube now. That’s pretty much how everyone gets booked innit; a promotor goes on YouTube, types your name in, sees how many hits you’ve got, then ‘Yay!’ or ‘Nay!’ like the Hunger Games. But yeah, Cobes has got a load of work, I’ve got a load of work, everyone on the label is busy as fuck. Dream’s got an album as well, Jed [Sumgii] has produced the whole thing. Jed’s also produced a whole entire album for me. Baileys has got a load of work. Everyone’s got shit coming so we’re just tryna clear the runway so it all comes through.”

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