A wise man once said that if you wait long enough, everything will be digitized. Rhythm & Sound (aka Moritz von Oswald & Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel fame, and dedicated re-issuers of the legendary Wackies label) made seven 12″ records in the dub & roots tradition between 1997 and 2002, which have never before been officially digitized…until this week. Their electronic dub-meets-techno spaced-out sound has often been regarded as a pioneering genre-clash, making its mark on the likes of Kode 9, Burial, and a heap of dubsteppers.
Now you can get your ears round these often 15-minute long tracks & versions, for about a quid a go, if you can’t locate the vinyl. Head to Boomkat to grab them.
Below is their first release, ‘Music A Fe Rule’, featuring Dominican/German vocalist Paul St. Hilaire.