SOOM T

Soom T is the Glaswegian dynamo with an exceptional vocal talent. She beholds a quirky yet highly distictive voice with strong political and spiritual viewpoint permeating her intelligent poetic writings. Over the past ten years, this prolific Indo-Scot has generated a cult following with fans eager to commute from various countries to witness her rare public appearances.

She has already amassed 40 record releases since 1999 with countless collaborations including Monkeytribe, The Orb, T.Raumschmiere, King Creosote, Miss Kittin, Puppetmastaz, Jazz.K.Lippa, Potentz, Tolcha, DJ Maxximus, DJ Yoda and Bus, as well as remixes from the likes of Asian Dub Foundation (unreleased), Pole and Techno Animal (as ‘Sub Species’) cementing Soom T’s position as an innovator within originally developed musical disciplines.

Her current projects include recordings with Scottish Reggae soundsystem masters, Mungo’s Hi Fi, gypsy rock 8 piece The Burns Unit, Prodigy-esqe co-produced project No Step with ex-Senser producer and production partner Hagos (with whom Soom T owns and runs the label No Step Productions).

On recording several tracks with Disrupt (with releases as both Soom T & Disrupt and The Source) and fellow label mates Maffi, Soom T discovered a production vibe undoubtedly suited to her progressive vocal output and vowed to dedicate to the new found sound known simply as Digital Laptop Reggae. With a bundle of European shows with Disrupt and several riotous crowd churning sets having left a firm imprint on European audiences, the Jahtari and Soom T marriage looks set to become a union of legendary proportions.

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DISRUPT

After a few years of experimenting around with the most different equipment and styles (from Gabba over Digital Hardcore to Electronica) I finally came to love Dub and Reggae with all my heart. Thanks to Christoph mostly. From the lack of money and other possibilities came the idea of doing Dub myself with just the tool at hand - a cheap laptop.

The first attempts on tracks in this vein were released in May 2004 on the highly recommended PHONOCAKE netlabel as the ‘A Fistful Of Dub’-EP. This release turned out to become a small surprise hit which gave enough motivation for us to pursue the whole thing further on and eventually start our own JAHTARI label in Nov 2004.

Since then JAHTARI and the concept behind it virtually exploded in many ways. First of all a supernice network of fellow musicians from all over the globe who produce their music in a kind of similar approach started to develop and is rapidly extending still. Lots of great and - in a way - even new stuff came from that.

Our bunch of releases in the funny NET-7” format or on NET-EPs, of which I supplied a few, found a huge number of people who to seem like our sound and approach a lot. At least the crazy download numbers and the feedback we get hint to that. A wave of gigs and even a surprising amount of media interest followed.

As we’re always pushing the dub sound onwards with fresh ideas and equal amounts of dirty heaviness and a good dose of humour, there’s no end in sight for future goodness.

Edited by NapalmFrost on 29 Apr 2013, 13:13

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