SKRSINTL and friends earnestly re-establish their Far East roots inna dis ya Tokyo-matical link up with the boundary-pushing Diskotopia label; they now direct their searchlights straight into the heart of Ragga Jungle...Oh my word!
But wait! Be very clear, this is no 1990's bandwagon-jumping retro-throwback-nostalgia type ting! Not an oldskool rave romanticism ting; not a new school revivalist ting; this is raw Raggamuffin bizniz from a parallel dimension seen!
SKRS OG Papa Cool Breeze states, "These recordings were made at the unlikely convergence of London pirate radio transmissions, Filipino-Canadian mobile DJ crew gatherings and New-age music meditation communes. The sound palette may be familiar but the context and design are on some other sh*t. Previously known only in their own circles, peer-to-peer networks and Usenet newsgroups, we are now presenting them to a wider listening massive."
Respected ethnomusicologist, Sipreano (Grammy-nominated producer/archivist behind Light in the Attic's Native North America and Jamaica to Toronto compilations) reports, "We formed this project to archive and showcase works that widen our scope of understanding of this Ragga diaspora".
Rather than a sterile preservation of established templates, the RaggaPreservationSociety aims at preservation-by-expansion; championing instead Ragga Jungle's intrinsic Spirit of ghetto-futurism and back-a-yard innovation; simultaneously cultivating the roots while fostering new fruits.
This release marks only the first in a series - so watch this space!