In case you haven’t heard of us so far (which is more than likely at the moment) just some words of explanation about JAHTARI.
We are a small record label based in Leipzig/Germany and we produce a kind of music here which we call – for the lack of a better term – DIGITAL LAPTOP REGGAE (DLR). This means nothing else but that we produce first and above all REGGAE music (or DUB) in it’s classical sense, which in itself is nothing new, but since we’re having a background of mostly electronic music we’re doing this with the only tool that is obvious to use for that purpose - a COMPUTER, and a computer only.
When you are using a computer via a specific interface (the software) for making music the sound and feel of it is by definition DIGITAL. You can always hear the math and the algorhythms that are the foundation of sound design and arrangment. So the interesting thing with DLR is and was (first of all for us - since DLR started out as an experiment) that it is nevertheless possible to generate something like Reggae or Dub, basically the manifestation of a non- math, 100%-soulful approach on music, with a machine made for calculation of numbers and computation of programs.
Or in short: the basic principles behind REGGAE and COMPUTER generated music are by definition principles that completely exclude each other. To our surprise experiments with this paradoxon turned out a kind of music that functioned and that is even ‘NEW’, whatever meaning this term can have today.
So, above all we are a REGGAE label. You won’t find any straight bassdrums or Dub-Techno here, you’ll find classic DUB done with a computer.
But one could philosophize on this topic with no end so if you would like to read more about it check out our THEORY section or our highly recommended REGGAE HISTORY, where I will explain the ideas and concepts behind JAHTARI and DLR more detailed and with lots of (sound) examples.Visit jahtari.org › Jahtari on Archive.org ›
Releases in Catalogue: 27
Category: ELECTRONIC MUSIC
Music Style: REGGAE – DUB – CHIPMUSIC
- jtrep01 Disrupt – »Roots Matrix EP«
- jtrep02 Various Artists – »Drum Song Source Codes EP«
- jtrep03 Blue Vitriol – »They Went To Titan«
- jtrep04 Ras Amerlock – »Farther East«
- jtrep05 Dubmood – »Atari-Ska L'Atakk«
- jtrep06 Tapes – »Compuriddims«
- jtrep07 Bo Marley – »Masters Of The Universe«
- jtrnet01 disrupt – »International Karate Championship«
- jtrnet02 Jahtari Riddim Force – »The Stars My Destination«
- jtrnet03 Disrupt – »Tubby ROM Module«
- jtrnet04 disrupt – »Central Dubbing Unit«
- jtrnet05 Blaze Dem – »Martial World / Dubness Of This Creation«
- jtrnet06 Bo Marley – »Bauhelm«
- jtrnet07 Volfoniq – »Recreadub / Heroina Dub / Sex'n'Spell«
- jtrnet08 Mikey Murka – »Sensi Addict«
- jtrnet09 Roots Ista Posse – »8Bit Battle Dub / Hooked Mi Up Dub«
- jtrnet10 disrupt – »Blast You To Bits / Asteroid Dub Force«
- jtrnet11 Normaa – »International Calling / Give Thanks To Be Part«
- jtrnet12 Illyah & Ltd. Candy – »Fight The Formation / Poor Girl«
- jtrnet13 Ras Amerlock vs. Volfoniq – »En Chantier / Vigilante Dub«
- jtrnet14 Fleur Earth & Gringo Starr / Ras Amerlock – »Brennen Euch Ab/Safe In The Fire Dub«
- jtrnet15 Jahtari Riddim Force – »Farmer In The Sky / Depth Charge«
- jtrnet16 disrupt – »Samurai Showdown / Last Blade«
- jtrnet17 disrupt – »The Brink Of Destruction / Bit Defender«
- jtrnet18 Wheeler – »Breeze Blow«
- jtrnet19 Scotty – »Bring The Sensi / Dressla - Bomb Their Circles«
- jtrnet20 El Fata – »London City«