DJ Spooky Returns With Groundbreaking New Release
Creation Rebel: Trojan Re-Mixed, Re-Visioned, Re-versioned
Trojan Records, October 16, 2007
"At the same time that Hendrix was making Electric Ladyland and the Rolling Stones were making Their Satanic Majesties Request the Jamaican scene of artists and producers being led by Trojan Records was making material that was just as complex, and even more advanced. For me, early dub and instrumental music out of Jamaica showed how non-European, and non-industrialized countries could use technology in completely unexpected ways. For the 40th Anniversary of Trojan Records, I went through their archives and looked for songs that I thought reflected the diverse styles of Trojan, and its long relationship to underground culture worldwide. One could argue that dub is the most influential style of music in the world, and Trojan's archives have some of the best material around. Period. It was hard to get everything - there was so much in their archive, that the only way I could bring myself to face the overload was to work with bits and pieces, and that's what Creation Rebel is about - taking hold of music history to show how creativity made Jamaica the loudest island in the world."
–/Paul Miller a/k/a DJ Spooky
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What better way to honor the 40th Anniversary of the seminal Trojan Label than with a groundbreaking new release from DJ Spooky? Last year brought forth In Fine Style: DJ Spooky Presents, which quickly became the Must Have reggae collection for fans and critics alike. A pioneer whose style and substance is like no other, DJ Spooky returns with a new and equally revolutionary release.
The Creation Rebel: Trojan Remixed project is a mash-up of various sounds and styles from the rich and deep Trojan Records archives. On this collection, DJ Spooky links current music production with older techniques pioneered by Trojan catalog artists such as King Tubby and U-Roy. By exploring the art of remixing, sampling, turntablism - all of the elements that can be traced back to dub – Spooky has created a mini history of electronic music. Everybody says techno started in Detroit, and hip-hop came out of NY. Creation Rebel shows that maybe Jamaica got there first!
Creation Rebel Track Listing
Creation Rebel - DJ Spooky meets Mad Professor & Rob Swift
Mr. Brown Remix - Bob Marley
Revolution Disco Dub - DJ Spooky meets Tapper Zukie
No No No Mix - Dawn Penn
Dis Poem Burns Bablyon - The Observers meets Mutabaruka
Under Mi Sensi Remix - Barrington Levy
East of the River Nile Remix - Augustus Pablo
Dis Poem Burns Babylon v2 - The Upsetters meets Mutabaruka
Freedom Reign - DJ Spooky presents Michael Rose
Soul Rebel Remix - Bob Marley
Under Mi Sleng Teng Remix - Wayne Smith
Mr. Brown (A Cappella) - Bob Marley
Babylon Burning Dub – DJ Spooky vs The Observers
Dub of the Traveler (Bonus Beats) - Scientist
[Published on: 8/22/07]