El Mahdy Jr. is a composer and beatmaker originally from Alergia, but who is now hailing from Turkey. His work is informed by VERY heavy dub (his dad, apparently, had quite an awesome collection) and sampling. Very creative.
[Music] Hoodna Orchestra – Yelben/Beza (Single)
Ethiopian music is doing rather well in Israel, if this new single by the Hoodna Orchestra is any indication of what’s going on there. The first track is a warm paean to old 60s and 70s music out of Addis Ababa, and the next is pure dub meatiness.
[Music] Byzantine Time Machine – Adventure In Istanbul
Byzantine Time Machine are a new discovery, thanks to a darling friend in Italy who hipped me to their mix of ethno-dub music a few months ago.
[Music] Gang Of Four – Armalite Rifle
Gang Of Four never got enough credit as one of England’s finest post-punk bands. Even when they went through a pop phase, they pulled it off with panache. Thankfully, this is prime era GoF.
[Music] Various Artists – 12 Dubs of Xmas
Dub and reggae are wonderfully adaptable. This compilation by NICE UP! Records is half-way through Advent, and there are six more freebies to come.
[Music] John Zorn – Nosferatu: The Stalking
[Music] The Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub
Of the the true masterpieces of the dub genre, here are Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & The Upsetters doing mighty damage to your bass amp.
[Music] Augustus Pablo – Ital Dub
Augustus Pablo turns out the be the first post of the year. A bit of Dub to start of 2016 works for me.
[Video] King Tubby & Jacob Miller – Don’t Let Dub Fool You
Rather decent dub from one of the best in the genre, King Tubby.
[Podcast] A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-16-2014
A Miscellany of Tasteful Music – 01-16-2014 by Rudy Carrera on Mixcloud
Finally, we’ve begun podcasting! Don’t worry, this is more of a practice run. Expect lots more music, commentary, maybe an interview here and there. Enjoy!