February 16, 2005

Jahtari: 8-Bit Riddims

Jahtari2.jpgAs dub is a genre that effectively reduces a lot of its sonic elements to heavily manipulated sound effects, then marrying it up with the burbling beeps and decaying explosion sounds on old 8-bit game/PC sound chips makes a lot of sense. And that’s what Jahtari have done to great effect on this selection of old-school style cuts that can be downloaded from their website. (My picks: Roots Matrix and Argument) (via the null device)

Posted by Warren at 07:33 PM

November 10, 2004

Matisyahu: Hasidic Reggae

Matthew Miller was your typical American teen – a disaffected stoner with a taste for Phish and Bob Marley – who was drifting along aimlessly until he discovered G-d during a sojourn in Colorado and went on to embrace the strict lifestyle of Hasidic Judaism (and change his name to Matisyahu)… But he never lost his Marley-inspired love for reggae, and has since turned it into a medium for expressing his Orthodox beliefs.
Recently, he released an album of his Hasidic reggae called Shake Off The Dust. Streamed mp3s from it are available from his website. (via Metafilter)

Posted by Warren at 12:38 AM