Berlin artist pole (Stefan Betke) has assembled a mix from his beloved collection of vinyl simply entitled "The Birth of Reggae Music." The mix not only creates a canvas of reggae's pioneers, it provides insight into the roots of Stefan's own legendary and influential work, a mix of minimal electronic music with dub bass lines and rhythm. This podcast is not only a celebration of pole's recent return to a reconfigured version of the original sound that established his name, it marks the third edition of Unsound Festival New York.
Pole performed on 20 April 2012 at (le) Poisson Rouge in a line up also featuring the Sun Araw Band, exploring their own version of a dub sound, fused with afrobeat, psychedelic drone and more. Inner Tube opened with Mark McGuire of Emeralds and Spencer Clarke creating a guitar/synth duo inspired by Australian surf movies from the 80s.
For now, you know what to do: listen to this mix, pour a drink and get into the mood.