featuring 6 of south africa’s dopest artists riding a digital dub riddim and singing in their home language isixhosa.for our international friends, xhosa is the most widely distributed african language in south africa, with over 7.6 million speakers. it was the home language of president nelson mandela.
great tunes by crosby, quite a white ou feat teba, zoro, izajah korianda, daddy spencer and ginger cobra. the album artwork is a local graffiti piece by buntu fihla aka @bief37. please feel free to download this riddim, share it with your friends and family, and support the artists who have made this incredible ‘for the love’ project possible.
the ableton university tour took place in cape town on 17 may 2014 at uct school of music in association with ableton live and tuerk music.
in this demonstration, we created a track entirely out of “found sounds” in the lecture room, sounds recorded from the audience and dropped onto the simpler instrument with some basic audio and midi effects. all the common instrument and effect controls are mapped to macros for ease of use with your push, apc40, or other control surface.
the track is called loopy fruits because most of the instruments were made from the word “fruit”, which was a member of the audience’s response when asked what he had for breakfast.
please feel free to use these devices and sounds in your own projects, if you make something interesting out of them, i would love to hear how this demonstration has inspired you. please send me a link via the contact form on the website. enjoy.
it’s with great pleasure that i announce the release of my new album. the project is called dhamma baby and the album is called laughing buddha bass and it’s your for free. after 2 years in the studio i’m finally happy with the finished product and i’d love to share it with you. so go on, don’t be shy, download it for free right now!
thanks to pete woo for the amazing artwork.
the first part is 74 minutes of deep space dub music, subsonic rumblings, glitched out melodies and frequencies from other dimensions. laughing buddha bass by dhamma baby part 2 is something a little unusual. with this recording you can learn the ancient mediation technique of feeling the touch of your breath, otherwise known as anapana sati. meditation has become a huge part of my life and i would like to share this with you. learn how to meditate by feeling the touch of your breath by dhamma baby i hope this music and the meditation gives you as much as pleasure as it has given me!
two of africa’s heavyweight dub champions take a once in a life-time adventure into the deep realms of dub. follow these two cape town audio-nauts on their escapade of spliffs and blips, as they journey from the deepest subsonic worlds to the land of psychedelic space echoes. fasten your sub and enjoy the ride.
music written & produced by fletcher & yves. mastered by matt @ timecode. wicked artwork handmade by luis tolosana.
here’s my live dub set at ‘a taste of sonar’ in cape town. it was a wicked nite for me, i got to meet massive attack and modeselektor. but most importantly for me, i remembered to hit record before i started playing. i was the warmup for the evening so the mix starts from complete ambience and builds in intensity towards some heavy bass riddims. enjoy the deep dubs.
there is absolutely no point listening to this mix on your laptop speakers cos most of my basslines are subsonic. do yourself a favour and plug into a good pair of speakers.
to download from soundcloud, just click the little down arrow on the player. couldn’t be easier.
filastine is an interesting guy. what you might call a nomadic sonic terrorist. he travels the planet playing over 100 gigs a year dropping a heavy mixture of bass and eclectic global sounds with politically provocative video material. when i saw him live at a festival in reunion isalnd, he destroyed a shopping trolley on stage, mic’ed up as giant percussion instrument. he does not hold back when it comes to his socio-political views. the resulting cocktail is a heady brew of beat science and counter-cultutre propoganda. right up my street.
i was stoked when filastine approached me to do this remix for him, a track off his new album. the video was made at the sites of large scale natural disasters across asia. you can read all about the story here. it’s real.
my idea for the remix was to create my dub version to the original music video. i.e. use the original structure, but build and sound design my own tapestry of noise around the images. i would love to do more of this kind of hybrid remix / composing to video work.
omnidirectional love machine is the result of my fascination with subtle psychedelic soundscapes that keep evolving organically into new shapes and forms thru the use of low frequency oscillators. it’s deep space music, echoes of an other worldly language filtered thru technology and a haze of sweet smoke. sit back and listen to the soundtrack of an unmade science-fiction film, enjoy the throb and pulse and wobble of my dubby universe. this is a new direction for me, i hope you enjoy.
listen and download the 3 track EP from bandcamp for free.
here’s a remix i made of the chronic clan’s massive ragga anthem, gimme da weed. produced as an exclusive for the blunted stuntman’s breakin za compilation
bigups to zoro, cros and g for the wicked vocal stylings and the blunted stuntman for being on my case.
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this tune was made in complete irony, as i had recently shaved a decade worth of dreads off my head and was loving my new skinhead look. no more “ahoy jahman!” from street dealers on long street.
the sample comes from a classic old reggae tune by the aggrovators, produced by king tubby. the wobble bass comes from my korg ms10 synth at full oscillation.
this is a colab i made with my friend from rio, maga bo, during one of his trips to cape town. it was one of the first dubstep tunes i worked on, sounds light-weight now compared to the modern sound of the genre. we slowed it down so insane rapper, neon don, could fit in more words per minute! the track was featured on the cape of good dope 2 compilation on african dope records. buy the CD or the MP3 from the african dope shop.
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