Electro Reggae | Boutique Record Label & Music Blog
Editor: MC ZULU
A phrase originally coined by visionaries Sly & Robbie, “Electro Reggae” is the general term now used to describe the fusion with Electronic music. The Electro Reggae genre began as a series of e-mailed collaborations like this one. It is a new millennium, post-jungle sound which incorporated the Caribbean-inspired contributions of music makers from around the world.
This site will serve as:
- An outlet for highlighting artists along the Electronic & Reggae spectrum.
- A sounding board for progressive philosophy and opinions.
- Some light research into the roots of Electro Reggae, dating back to 1972.
The Electro Reggae name comes from the 1986 Taxi Gang album, produced by visionaries Sly & Robbie. Following in the steps of the one and only Lee “Scratch” Perry, they knew early on that they would have to experiment in order for their music to grow. The songs have a deliberate sort of confidence to them, blending traditional and “computer” styles, influencing future genres in ways yet to be determined.
Caribbean music has always been about experimentation, and proceeding forward without having all the gadgets. They found new ways to utilize what was there. Because of that innovation Reggae in particular has left an unprecedented number of new trends in its wake. Many of these trends, such as Hip-Hop have changed the course of modern history. Reggae, of course comes from Mento, Calypso, Blues and Soul. If music can be traced to these sources in any way, I’d like to talk about it.