I only expect the best from Habibi Funk, and I am not disappointed. Ahmed Ben Ali is a Libyan musician who combines North African music with dub and reggae sensibilities. Four tracks of bumping groove.
This year will be booming for new releases, and this one, in particular, has me very excited (I’m excited about all new music, but this…). First, about Automat: Automat are guitarist Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut, amongst others), drummer Achim Färber (Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub, Skip McDonald amongst others) and bassist Georg Zeitblom […]
Powerful, punchy dub for the master of the genre, Lee “Scratch” Perry, courtesy of the legendary On-U Sound record label. Amazing to hear this in such a heavy, clear recording. My poor neighbors…
It’s thrilling to see Michael Wadada, mastermind of world-dub fusionists Suns of Arqa, get his due. He was doing something along the lines of World Music far before many of his contemporaries, and he’s still going strong. Read about his projects here at Bandcamp Daily.
The dubby sounds of King Tubby are blasting away tonight, either terrorizing my poor roommates or making converts out of them. I’ll find out tomorrow.
Though credited to Korean composer mcthfg, this release is actually a compilation featuring three of South Korea’s finest dub technicians. From the Bandcamp site: South Korea has a vibrant, amazing group of underground artists, and this album is dedicated to them. Tengger is Itta (Indian Harmonium, Voice and Toys) and Marqido (Synthesizer) tengger.net mdbrkn mdbrkn.bandcamp.com […]
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.