Dr. Dundiff: Frenemies With Benefits

(Grand Garden)

With the release of “Frenemies With Benefits,” Dr. Dundiff proves why he is one of the premiere producers in town. A truly remarkable album that displays the good doctor’s talents behind the desk, this is a master’s class in how to engineer catchy beats with broken rhythms. The production skews to the sample heavy, beat stretched highs of the very best of Madlib, one of the best and most sought after producers out there — a high watermark in indie hip-hop if there ever was one. This album is largely an instrumental affair, with vocals only appearing as sampled melodies. The end result reads like a resume, the perfect pitch to any rapper in need of top-notch production.