Friday, June 19, 2009

Jamaica to Austria

What I have for you today is a collection of simply bombastic, very fantastic tunes. The genres of this wild bunch may vary slightly, however the tie that binds the guilty is that they all take direct inspiration from the sounds that abound in the wide world of Jamaican dub.

The sounds coming from Jamaica in the 70's continue to echo loud and clear. Fast forward your mind's eye 30 years into the future and the irie, dubbish vibes still hold influence in the last place you'd expect to find it... Austria.

Near the turn of the millennium, the nation that once birthed the third anti-Christ timely conceived the massively influential duo of (Peter) Kruder & (Richard) Dorfmeister. To the delight of smokers everywhere, they were one of the first to combine the dub influences of the island with the modern sensibilities or Fortress Europa and the emerging sounds of acid jazz. Moving past the demise of the K&D, Austria continues to champion the greatest artists in the area of nu-dub, down tempo and dub inspired dancehall burners. Below is a small collection of my favourite tracks that all fit this ballin' bill.

Stereotyp meets Al'Haca - Blaze n Cook

Intrusion - Angel Version (w/Paul St. Hilaire)

Stereotyp & Soothsayer - Dub Club

The Bug - Poison Dart (South Rakkas Crew Remix)

Kruder & Dorfmeister - Deep Shit Pt.1 and Pt.2

Stereotyp - Fling Style (w/Tikiman)

PS - Yes, that's Barack Obama (source)

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