The 18-track Bo Marley vs. disrupt masterpiece from 2009!
A concept album filled up to its plastic rim with the craziest hit tunes, puzzling fun lyrics, Space Echo madness, overheated analog gear basslines, AMIGA tracker niceness and flashing, detail-packed dub from beginning till end.
It works like this: each one of the six Bo Marley hits gets a funky AMIGA tracker intro – check the new drift every riddim gets here! – and is followed up by a dub version by disrupt, always aiming for a new angle on the tunes.
While for many of us the Nintendo Gameboy evokes fond memories of endless hours with Bomberman, Tetris or Legend Of Zelda for disrupt this ruff and tuff little buddy turns into a serious sound-killing tool.
Dub Matrix With Stereo Sound is the culmination of years spent refining the art of handheld gaming console-based riddim construction, using the LSDJ tracker cartridge and disrupt's beloved Gamebwoy - especially modded up for maximum bass weight.
Featuring nine crisp cuts - each built strictly on the Gamebwoy before being dubbed out with disrupt's superbly pimped up Korg Monotron Delay and mixed to cassette - this mini LP is not a joke ting.
Heavily road-tested on Europe's biggest soundsystems (used as interludes during disrupt's live sets), these dark and deadly riddims have been scientifically proven to mash up the dance. If you're a lover of extraterrestrial 8-bit dub, this may just be the holy grail.
So don't fanny about, bag this one quick - because like all Jahtarian output, this pressing is strictly limited. Artwork by Fabrice Claude (Subactive Soundsystem). Tracklisting: Side A:
‘The Bass Has Left The Building’ is the long-awaited sequel to Disrupt's debut album ‘Foundation Bit’, which appeared on the wonderful Werk Discs in 2007 and quickly became one of the classic works of modern bass culture.
On this new epic voyage Disrupt pushes the genre boundaries of 8Bit-ChipHop, roots dub and old-school gaming soundtracks into one big swirling black hole of low end mayhem.
Raw, ultra-shuffling drum machine action and re-wired skanks create the gateway for a mind bending reference network of retro-SciFi movies, arcade classics and dub soundscapes in infinite loop mode.
All riding on a non-stop wave of subsonic bass blasts to ensure an intense outah space blip-trip for all the 21st Century Planet Smashas out there.
The CD comes dressed in awesome bass-artwork by ex-JAMMS & KLF don Jimmy Cauty
The second 7inch in the Jahtari floppy disc series sees the return of Monkey Marc from the red sands of the Australian outback to his solar powered studio inside a shipping container on a Melbourne junkyard.
Cooked up between old school samplers, obscure synths and tape delays the cuts on this double-sided disc come right from the edge of an abysmal echo chamber: cavernous reverbs, the extra-lush keys from an Emulator III and Monkey Marc’s huge MPC 3000 sound that’s entirely his own.
Limited to 300 copies!
Also keep an eye out for Monkey Marc’s other projects, like his JA produced smasher “No Surrender“, his upcoming album with UK mic legend YT, or past classics like his “Planet Smashers” EP on Jahtari from 2014 and his track for Roots Manuva’s 4everevolution album, “Who Goes There“.