Release Date: Friday 13th October 2017
Spreading its wings once more, spiritually aligned within the realms of Dub and Dubstep - imprint Tripedal Crow conjures their second anticipated vinyl release. Geographically based in Hamburg, Germany – label owner and prolific producer JahYu aptly combines the roots heritage of Dub music with traditional Korean, oriental influences – forming the foundation of his signature sound with the message of outernational unity beyond national borders through the release’s lyrics. Churning out bass-centered dance music for over half a decade, the talented artist has unceasingly refined his sonic qualities, a certainty, which is further proven to be true with TCR002 – a four-track heavyweight of his collaboration with venerated MC and vocalist Ras Tinny – dubbed ‘Freedom of Movement’. With the original ‘Again Again’, a dub version and two high-grade remixes by the likes of Alpha & Omega and Akcept, this one will be sure to be heard on sound systems all over – version business along a digital bonus track: Alpha & Omega’s Dub Version.
Wondrous flute melodies emerge and join the true-to-the-roots rhythm alongside the invigorating chants of Ras Tinny, submerged in low frequencies and skanking chords. Drawn into deep meditation, the resulting soundscape serves to illuminate JahYu’s respect- and skillful application of his oriental heritage. Firmly woven into the contemporary roots scene, Alpha & Omega picks up the pace with their version – switching up the bassline, routing the original through the black box that is their quality dubwise production, while keeping the arrangement true to the original overall. Flipping the record, we’re met with an introspective spin on the original. Aligning itself alongside submerged low frequency oscillations, tending to a more modern sonic signature than its A-Side counterpart - enveloped in a melancholic, pensive atmosphere – deep meditation is guaranteed. Version upon version, the track is being followed up with a mighty remix by the proficient hands of emerging NZ artist: Akcept. Warbled sonic introductions and scattered chord reverberations join figurative hands and dance in midst of a driving and ceaselessly forward-stepping bassline, perfectly concluding the spiritual sounds of this 12”.
a1. JahYu ft. Ras Tinny - Again Again
a2. JahYu ft. Ras Tinny - Again Again (Alpha & Omega Remix)
b1. JahYu ft. Ras Tinny - Again A Version
b2. JahYu ft. Ras Tinny - Again A Version (Akcept Remix)
Release Date: 1st July 2016.
JahYu, the German musician known for his stellar dub music released on the highly respected Steppas and Trigramserie, would like to extend his love for dub and dubstep music through his newly established Tripedal Crow imprint.
This allows the producer to transport the balance of earth-shaking bass, drums and authentic melodies – a Universal Sound that is rootikal, conscious, diverse and specifically made for sound systems.
As founder, JahYu aims at exhibiting his interpretation of 'Universal Sound In The Lineage Of The Sun'. The spiritual message that is embedded in each cut of the ‘Circumfluent Spirits’ EP signifies that music is a way to achieve inner harmony and to feel the balance in all living things.
The Tripedal Crow symbolizes the sun in ancient Korean history and goes peacefully with Roots & Culture. To keep the message in the music and the music in the message, it contains the both Asian and Rastafarian culture rooted idea of unity. Each cut also holds the balance of the soft Yin and the hard Yang: The hard Yang tone takes the spiritual, the soft Yin tone the entertaining and appeasing part.
‘Angkor Wat’ opens smoothly, whistling itself through a wistful landscape of Asian bass & organics. JahYu submits his signature sound that will compel true lovers of dub. The four elements of nature come alive in ‘Forces of Nature’, as listeners are engulfed in bass, love and earth-binding spiritualism. ‘Karma’ is equally as meditative, hypnotising dub fanatics with flutes, booming drum work and intelligent panning techniques. ‘Wing Beat’ closes down ‘TCR001’ with truly glorious dub programming, highlighting peace, unity and Korean history together.
The first Tripedal Crow chapter released on both physical and digital format underlines forward thinking music that holds a both conscious and subliminal message. JahYu’s ‘Circumfluent Sprits’ EP reveals this in its purest form, making ‘TCR001’ a release anyone should relive on a proper sound system. Experience the ‘Universal Sound In The Lineage Of The Sun’.
a1. JahYu - Angkor Wat
a2. JahYu - Forces Of Nature
b1. JahYu - Karma
b2. JahYu - Wing Beat