Method of Defiance
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.
Method of Defiance consists of:
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)
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.