Lee Perry vs. Jahtari 7″ on On U Sound
A Jahtari 7″ with Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood, out on On U Sound, mastered & cut by Dubplates & Mastering, distributed by Warp… well, we couldn’t be more honored and happier with the result: the two tripped out Rootah and disrupt versions are sounding as tuff as they should.
It appeared on On U sound as a limited Black Friday 2016 edition end of last year, and a few copies of this very hard-to-find wax made it over to our Jahtari shop. So best head quickly over HERE.
The Upsetter Meets Jahtari In The Secret Laboratory bring together a meeting of minds for this digi-dub 8-bit 9-bar remix package being transmitted all the way from the year 2026.
The Adrian Sherwood and Style Scott-produced Lee “Scratch” Perry original, Scientific Dancehall is a rolling drumfunk heavy jazzy bumper that has long been a firm fav round these parts, but we’d almost go as far to say the Jahtari updates from Disrupt & Rootah re-route the original transmission through a pixelated Echo Dek that blends the digi-dancehall sound into something resembling the outer reaches fellow astral-travellers Tapes, Equiknoxx, Seekers & the Bokeh Versions crew.
This 7″ came out on On U Sound as a Black Friday 2016 limited edition – rare!
In a match made in deep dub heaven, our next 12″ sees legendary Berlin-based mic chanter Paul St. Hilaire, aka Tikiman, meet the indomitable knob tweakers behind the Jahtari Riddim Force.
Opening with the cavernously deep Rhythm & Sound-esque Nah Ina It, Tiki strikes a lyrical blow against the myriad Babylonian forces creating schisms across our world. And no reprieve is granted to the evildoers when his conspirator, Raggamuffin Alex, issues a further decree on this epic Rootah disco mix in a devastating singjay fashion.
On the flip, toes can’t help but tap to the bouncing beat of Who Goes There, with Tiki flexing his fast chat chops alongside the swirling arpeggios of disrupt’s custom-built SID chip synth (check the video below to see how the riddim was made!). Tiki then drops back an octave or two on the sweet but ever-so-slightly demented riddim of One O’Clock Rock to keep things ticking over in a gruff rub-a-dub style.
And the finale, Love Jah Now, shows Tiki comes well versatile – with a vocal delivery nodding to the late, great Sugar Minott. The otherworldly dubwise atmosphere offers the perfect foil for a deeply conscious message.
Stunning artwork by Kiki Hitomi.
The tape heads of the Jahtari echo machines have been finetuned, the reverb modules are rewired, the bass implant is set to maximum blast and now the third episode of our ongoing series called “Jahtarian Dubbers” is ready to rock your walkman for a long time to come.
Mikey Murka went up to the dancehall again, John Frum is back with a hauntingly beautiful dub, Maffi team up with Ranking Levy from MyLord Sound while the Jahtari Riddim Force is on the loose, El Fata rinses Tapes‘ smashing “Gold Love Riddim”, disrupt dug out a forgotten treasure from the vault and Rootah runs his tube delays into the red zone.
Wearing the black belt for beatmaking and new in the Jahtari camp is Monkey Marc (who supplied a wicked instrumental to the last Roots Manuva album). Our favourite sound system champions Mungo’s Hifi are about to blow your speakers alongside veteran Jim Nastics, plus there’s a very special Rootah version of a Dub Syndicate / Adrian Sherwood classic – with Lee Perry (!) on the mic, lazergun in hand, straightjacket and all. So better pack enough supplies for an interstellar trip – this one might take a while.
Like it’s predecessor, “Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 1“, this deadly disc is about to wreck havoc on terran speakers and walkman personal stereos alike. Filled to the rim with fresh and hitherto unknown hit tunes the green matter powered Jahtarian warp drive continues to run in the red area. Our collection of new nerve stunning soundwave modules includes the whole happy space invading posse: Clause Four, Black Chow, Pupajim, Solo Banton, Tapes, El Fata, Illyah & Ltd. Candy, Ras Amerlock, John Frum, disrupt and the almighty Jahtari Riddim Force. May cause heavy gravity disorder in your neighbourhood when set on autopilot.
This version contains three bonus tracks!
Artwork by Disko69 / Blackred / Doppeldenk.
After Afrikan Simba’s “Alternative Power” (from the “Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 1” comp) has been in heavy circulation around the globe since long this deep 12″ is certainly one of the most awaited Jahtari releases ever.
Always floor faves during dances, Simba’s unique, powerful vibe and strong spiritual forcefield are pushing these epic tracks to the red area on the dubness scale while Rootah’s voltage-drenched production is exploring the remote corners of vast reverb landscapes and oversized scoobs alike. Better galvanize your turntables quickly, for this wax comes in extra-heavy!
Mastering by Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.