“New Maps” video by Roger Robinson
“New Maps” video by Roger Robinson
After their highly acclaimed album “Dis Side Ah Town” Roger Robinson and disrupt are returning with a reel full of new tales about survival in a Dog Heart City. These stories, delivered in Robinson’s full vocal spectrum between low-end dub poetry tremors and haunting falsetto singing, are trying to make the invisible lives visible: giving people affected by gentrification, racism, unemployment and low wage work a sense of authority and aesthetic nobility.
Each song on this tape became a story in that city, while the tape itself is like the city holding these stories. “Nightshift” tells about the workers who clean the buildings where power is held, and the contrast between their lives and where they clean. “Flowers” comments on the rate of young black men getting killed, where another victim dies even before the last mourning flowers have dried. There are stories about tower block life, the claiming of a postcode or how the city wears a Swastika like a proud badge in Post-Brexit UK.
This beautiful cassette collects a pile of special riddim cuts from the Jahtari vaults, from re-edited classics by Bo Marley, unreleased gems by John Frum, to completely new experiments, all lovingly dubbed live and soaked in analogue goodness by disrupt.
Stunning hand-painted cover art by Kiki Hitomi, strictly limited tape run!
UPDATE: The limited cassette run is sold out!
Available now on digital HERE, Vinyl coming soon!!
step into dog heart city!
Attention All Jahtarians!
Wouldn’t you love a chance to stick it to ‘the man’?
Well now you can.
Let’s do it!
All you have to do is protect our man Roger Robinson from those bureaucratic attackers!
Wait, there’s more! – we’re running a competition until the 1st March – the owner of the highest score will receive a bundle of Dog Heart City goodies from Jahtari.
More details on the competiton and how to play below.
How To Play
We’ve made it super simple to get playing.
Just head over to dogheartcity.rogerrobinsononline.com – let the credits roll and hit playPLAY DOG HEART CITY LISTEN TO DOG HEART CITY
The objective is to protect Roger from those men in suits described in the Dog Heart City Album.
They’re not going to make it easy!
Simply tap on an attacker to defeat him and keep Roger safe.
Multiple taps get more points.
Those suits are seriously aggressive though and it’ill take some serious finger tapping to keep them away otherwise they’ll do Roger some serious damage!
However there is hope!
With enough taps a heart will be displayed (see image below) – drag this to Roger and his energy will be replenished AND all suits in range destroyed!
HINT: using a touchscreen is key to a highscore!
When you’ve done the business submit your score and details and – if you’ve done well enough – you’ll be entered onto the highscore board and into the competition.
Our competition runs up until 1st March
The highest 5 scores on that date win a prize.
Simply play the game and submit your details afterwards. You’ll be added to the Jahtari mailing list and notified if successful.
Don’t forget to share / tweet with your own networks and spread the word!PLAY DOG HEART CITY LISTEN TO DOG HEART CITY
- 1st – Jahtari Hoodie + “Dog Heart City” Cassette Album + 3 Jahtari Vinyls of your choice *
- 2nd – “Dog Heart City” Tape Cassette Album + 3 Jahtari Vinyls of your choice
- 3rd – “Dog Heart City” Tape Cassette Album + 2 Jahtari Vinyls of your choice
- 4th – “Dog Heart City” Tape Cassette Album + 1 Jahtari Vinyl of your choice
- 5th – “Dog Heart City” Tape Cassette Album
(* vinyl selected from available records: except On-U 7″)
Get In Touch
We hope you enjoy your time in Dog Heart City a lot of love went into creating this.
A huge thanks to our friends at Shalom Salon for the coding wizardry
Until Next Time!