Slackbaba is Brighton-based producer and DJ Jonathan Smith, who is quickly gaining notoriety in psychedelic downbeat circles. He has appeared on several compilations and performed at some of the biggest festivals in Europe to much acclaim – He’s long overdue on the American circuit
Slackbaba turns downtempo audiences into tribal stompers and fearlessly delivers experimental hybrid grooves. His music draws the listener through a labyrinth of pulsing rhythms and mind-bending sonic states, demonstrating skills in sound manipulation and carving out a new take on electronica, heavy with strings, dub and eastern influences.
Since the release of the critically acclaimed And The Beat Goes Om in 2006, Slackbaba has shared the stage around the globe with the likes of Eat Static, Shpongle, OTT, System 7 and The Orb, and continues to impress crowds with his unique blend of eclectic downtempo and dance tunes. He’s recently collaborated with Steve Hillage and System 7 for their Phoenix album and we’re eagerly expecting his second full-length..
Perverting Mankind will be released March 26th – expect 11 genre-bending tracks drawing from Dubstep, Breakbeat and Drum ‘n Bass, House and Psychedelic Trance. This is sure to be one of the must-have releases of the year!
To whet your appetite, here are some Killer Samples from And The Beat Goes Om:
Slackbaba was good enough to send over a couple 3-min promo cuts from the new album! Check em:
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