Rhythm & Sound

Over the course of the past decade, Berlin producers Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald forged a new musical idiom under the moniker Rhythm and Sound. Fusing minimal electronics with the richest and most spacial of dub arrangements, Ernestus and von Oswald found a new middle ground between Detroit techno and 70s roots reggae. Rhythm and Sound have since influenced a generation of club and dub producers in Germany and beyond.

Rhythm and Sound's w/ the artists is a compilation of reggae-oriented tunes issued over the past three years through such imprints as von Oswald and Ernestus' own highly regarded Basic Channel label. Recorded in Berlin, New York and Jamaica, w/ the artists features vocal performances by living reggae legends such as Cornel Campbell, Paul Saint Hilaire, Shalom, The Chosen Brothers, Love Joy, Jennifer Lara and Jah Batta.

Released simultaneously, the versions CD (ASP 2019-2) contains corresponding instrumental and dub versions of w/ the artists integrating minimal remix structures with Rhythm and Sound's breathtaking atmospheric density. An essential twin release that will please fans of everyone from Pole and Burnt Friedman to Mad Professor and the Bullwackies alike.