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Method of Defiance

October 19, 2010

Bill Laswell

Dub bass hero Bill Laswell has set up a record label M.O.D. Technologies. This month they’re releasing three albums by the group Method of Defiance and one by Ethiopia’s most famous vocalists, Gigi. In addition, the label is planning releases from Dr Israel, Gnawa Fusion, and DJ Krush in the near future.

One World by MethodofDefiance

Method of Defiance consists of:

Bill Laswell
Bernie Worrell (Parliament Funkadelic, Talking Heads, Keith Richards)
Dr Israel (Sublime, The Mad Professor, KillahPriest)
Hawk (Tricky, Tool, The Roots’ Black Thought)
DJ Krush (Ronny Jordan, Luna Sea & Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Toshinori Kondo (Herbie Hancock, Derek Bailey, Henry Kaiser, Peter Brotzmann)
Guy Licata (Santigold, Massive Attack, Hercules & Love Affair)

Method of Defiance‘s first release was Jahbulon, out on 5 October. The album incorporates elements of reggae, hip hop, dancehall, dub, electronica, rock, roots music and more . More details are HERE.

This is followed on 19 October by Incunabula a spontaneous improvisation of musical interaction featuring a special appearance by keyboard legend Herbie Hancock. More details HERE.


The trilogy is completed in Jan 2011 with the remix project Dub Arcanum Arcandrum a mix of both Jahbulon (the vocal) and Incunabula (the instrumental) by Bill Laswell, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mad Professor, Dr Israel, DJ Krush, and others.

Gigi‘s new album, Mesgana Ethiopia is released on 19 October.

Mesgana Ethiopia

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