This featured mix from percussionlab has the genre description: Roots & Acid, boards of africa, roof music, dub. I can only say this is one of the best, more chilled, seamlessly mixed eclectic dub and roots mix i´ve heard in a while (after the Black Family crew from good ol Portugal that is). Its interesting to see Burial, Mala and Kode9 mixed with Fat Freddys Drop and Boards of Canada. The extensive tracklist (after the jump) shows how much music is seamlessly squeezed into this great mixtape! Find out more about DJ Olive on his website.
Here´s the original description for the mix:
“Dub is about space. The space where guitars used to be, the space between beats, the space that echos create. DJ Olive absorbed this maxim in the 90’s, when you were still sucking pacifiers on the dancefloors of abandoned warehouses. He invented the term illbient, only to later claim the term was a joke. He’s one of the few dj’s successfully riding the line between in your face artistic expression and dancefloor palatability. from sound installations at Whitney Biennial, the Venice Biennale, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, to freaking the bins at Dub War over the last few years, he’s both an entertainer and an educator.
This mix is a dub mix from a NYC originator – it’s about space, man. Light one up, lay back, and enjoy.”
I guess the more musically inclined reader should know this dude. Besides, being the producer of many Bob Marley and the Wailers records, Lee scratch Perry and Mad Professor where something like the inventors ofpsychedelicfunkand helped the emergence of Reggae, Ska and of course Dub in Jamaica. There is a quote that I read that pretty much gets to the heart of it: „Lee „Scratch“Perry is the Salvador Dalí of Dub.“
So this outstanding musician – living legend has made a new record with release date aujourd’hui (10.08.2010). Maybe it is not the best album he ever made, but it is definitely worth mentioning. This guy is still making tunes being 74 years old. I am not sure how many records actually go on his account, he might have produced one for every year that he lived…
Revelation is somehow less bubbly and psychedelic then some of his former work but its none the less interesting. It shows a new side in his music. It’s actually really funny in parts having a thoughtful and Ironic approach towards topics of our time. For instance the diss of the Kabbalah hype in the track books of Moses or the mockery on Michael Jackson asking “why did your cut of your nose? why did you change your big pretty nose into a little little funny nose?”, in the track freaky Michael.