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Augustus Pablo

[David Katz on Augustus Pablo] As dancehall progressed by leaps and bounds, the predominant sound in Jamaica during the late 1980s and early 1990s typically harnessed the barest of computer rhythms for backing, over which hardcore deejays would spit super-charged lyrics of gun violence or sexual prowess, or singers might graft an old rhythm and blues tune onto the harsh new beats. August Pablo… Read more
[David Katz on Augustus Pablo] As dancehall progressed by leaps and bounds, the predominant sound in Jamaica during the late 1980s and early 1990s typically harnessed the barest of computer rhythms for backing, over which hardcore deejays would spit super-charged lyrics of gun violence or sexual prowess, or singers might graft an old rhythm and blues tune onto the harsh new beats. August Pablo bypassed such approaches entirely, staying true to his tradition of carving out sounds that were unique and different, crafting meditative message music his own way. Read less

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