After a few years of experimenting around with the most different equipment and styles (from Gabba over Digital Hardcore to Electronica) I finally came to love Dub and Reggae with all my heart. Thanks to Christoph mostly. From the lack of money and other possibilies came the idea of doing Dub myself with just the tool at hand - a cheap laptop.
The first attempts on tracks in this veine were released in May 2004 on the highly recommended PHONOCAKE netlabel as the 'A Fistful Of Dub'-EP. This release turned out to become a small surprise hit which gave enough motivation for us to pursue the whole thing further on and eventually start our own JAHTARI label in Nov 2004.
Since then JAHTARI and the concept behind it virtually exploded in many ways. First of all a supernice network of fellow musicians from all over the globe who produce their music in a kind of similar approach started to develop and is rapidly extending still. Lots of great and - in a way - even new stuff came from that.
Our bunch of releases in the funny NET-7" format or on NET-EPs, of which I supplied a few, found a huge number of people who to seem like our sound and approach a lot. At least the crazy download numbers and the feedback we get hint to that. A wave of gigs (pics and reports HERE) and even a surprising amount of media interest followed.
As we're always pushing the dub sound onwards with fresh ideas and equal amounts of
heaviness and a good dose of
humour, there's no end in sight for future goodness. (read more at Jahtari)
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