download the riddim source code HERE!
(Bass and Chord, 1kB)
Our second Jahtari-EP comes as an experimental kind of 'One-Riddim-Sampler'.
Riddims present the core of the musical sytem of Reggae and are in most cases
not much more than a particular bassline-loop that forms the basis for
countless versions. See it as something like an Open Source Code for music -
while in many cases the true origin of a riddim is lost in history the
versions, mutations and transformations of it highly contributed to the
continual evolution of Reggae. The goal is always to add something new to the
riddim. That started off with 'Dub versions' (no voice, structuring by sound
and effects) or 'DJ versions' (somebody toasting over a riddim) decades ago.
The idea of our EP was then to extend this spririt way over the closed system
of Reggae and Dub. I chose the 'DRUM SONG'-riddim, an old piece by the STUDIO
ONE backing band 'Sound Dimension' and one of the most versioned riddims
ever, sent the MIDI-data of it to several musician friends from VERY
different fields and asked them for a version. Since everybody started out
with exactly the same fistful of MIDI-notes it's highly interesting to hear
to what spheres the riddim finally took off. From Digital Roots Reggae
(disrupt, krystoff) over the variations of Electronica (lingam cutter,
noisebeyondsilence, parmon) up to the bitcrushed 8bit-aesthetic of
over_thrustr the principle is truely transcending. So be prepared for
something entirely different!
JAH RED GOLD AND GREEN
|03:54 (5.6 MB)|
|03:50 (5.3 MB)|
|03:32 (4.9 MB)|
|noisebeyondsilence||SOUND DIMENSION||04:12 (5.8 MB)|
|parmon||KIMENSION DRUMS||03:59 (5.5 MB)|
|ovr thrustr||SND_EFECTBIAS||03:18 (4.5 MB)|
Also for download HERE is, of course, the Source Code of the riddim. Exactly
the same thing every artist got as a start for their track. Feel free to
experiment around with that! If you're interested in working with us on a
riddim for a Jahtari release - or you'd like us to work on one of your
riddims - please write! There's a huge difference between riddim-versioning
and remixing, so keep that in mind. But suggestions, ideas and any kind of
feedback are always highly welcome!