MAFFI 7"-series:

Pupajim - I Am A Robot (7")


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This relentless 7" module by the man called Pupajim - our fave robot model of French fabrication -
is number five in the ultra-collectible series programmed by the Maffi scientists. With one of the
most unique vocal styles of our space age Pupajim short-wires classic Reggae sockets here with a
genuine sound chip of his own design to execute the Dub-A-Dub source code with the easy flick of
a mechanical wrist.

On side B Jahtari main electrician disrupt is taking a close look into the strippped down Maffi
schematics, kicking it only with a minimum set of transistors to leave enough space for other

If good Ganja weed is also your favourite kind of electricity then this cute circuit-bent wax might
shift the gear in your hips to DANCE MODE instantly while stimulating the nerdy side of your brain.
< Warning Warning > Limited copies only! So better be quick and solder one of these discs right
onto your turntable by clicking HERE!

In case you don't already own one of Pupajim's previous "TV Addict" hit-12 you can grab one right
over HERE. While you're at it you could also run the amazing recording of a Standhigh Live session
HERE. Much more goodness to come from this man, so watch this spot! Until then run this program:

10 DUB
20 A
30 GOTO 10


A-Side: Pupajim - I Am A Robot

B-Side: Robot version


sold out!

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The Maffi 7" series on Jahtari:

When a new type of electronic (and inexpensive) music gear revolutionarized the sound
of Reggae and Dub forever in the mid-1980s a wave of great releases was the result on
legendary labels like Firehouse, Unity, Jammy$, Xterminator, etc. The raw and straight-
forward charme of these minimal riddims, pulled off with nothing but the cheapest Casio
and SynDrum models, is still unmatched; drawing it's strangely timeless qualities from a
closeness of sound aesthetics one might more associate with early Electro or Techno
records than classic Roots Reggae. While the original Jamaican vibe remained all over the
place the riddims were shot to a new futuristic dimension of sound.

The special mark of innocent roughness was replaced in the early 1990s by a more clean,
soft - and boring - synthsizer sound, rather striving to emulate a 1970s King Tubby with
a FM synth than continuing to explore the musical future of Reggae. Thus the Computarized
era ended as sudden as it had started, and remained a relavitely small niche genre, mostly
for avid collectors, ever since. The sound came back to the wider attention of a bigger
audience with the Watch How The People Dancing comp on Honest Jon's only recently.

Jahtari is running an ongoing 7"-series well in that very spirit of the mid-80ies computarized
Reggae vibe: dirty Casio basslines, smashing drum machines and simple melody hooks with
that funny preset sounds of old. Expect a line of dynamite floor killahs, starring one top vocalist
after the next, produced by the MAFFI crew outta Copenhagen, Denmark, and finished off for
maximum niceness by disrupt.

  JTR 07