Interviews // Jahtari

#Interview with Disrupt (Jahtari) for

Naram talks to Disrupt, founder of Leipzig-based label, Jahtari, who is set to reach Australasian shores this March.

First off, for those Kiwis unfamiliar with your music, can you please explain what exactly Jahtari is? 

At heart we’re a Reggae and Dub label, but the mission is to make it work with new sounds that are not usually used in Reggae, like 8-bit aesthetics, wonky drum machine beats or Detroit techno kinda strings and pads. It’s basically roots music, it’s just that our roots aren’t in a Kingston ghetto but in a more run down urban industrial place in the 80s and 90s. …continue reading

#Jahtari Label Feature (Interview)

The Jahtari netlabel, established in 2004 by Jan Gleichmar is still in the ascendancy. The concept of netlabels has been floating around before, but nobody had done it as well as Jahtari with such a coherent outlook and music policy. Gleichmar – who is also releasing music under the moniker of Disrupt has formed an empire for digital dub lovers. Earlier this year he collaborated with two out of three memeber of King Midas Sound: Kevin Martin and Kiki Hitomi released their acclaimed Wonderland EP for their side-project Black Chow. Time to speak to Jan, how things are right now in Leipzig, why The KLF helped Jahtari in terms of graphic design and how King Midas Sound took over Jahtari. …continue reading

#Interview: Jahtari by

“We try to use different sound aesthetics than the classics, something that doesn’t come from the reggae tradition, and see what happens”

German label Jahtari and its founders Disrupt and Rootah have taken the 80’s digital reggae craze to a new level. They’re not only inspired by reggae from that era, but also by classic video and computer games made for sets such as Nintendo and Atari. United Reggae got a chat with Disrupt about his influences, the importance of technology and his all-time favorite video game. …continue reading

#Disrupt (Jahtari) interview by Lea for Backyard Tv at Garance Reggae Festival

watch the video here

#Interview: Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 2 by

Viel Neues von Jahtari in diesen Tagen. Die zweite Ausgabe der ”Jahtarian Dubbers“-Compilation ist gerade herausgekommen. Trotz des Erfolgs mit den Platten bleibt die Netlabel-Idee weiter Teil von Jahtari, sagt Label-Betreiber Disrupt im frohfroh-Interview.

Label-Compilations zeugen immer auch von einem Innehalten, von einer möglichen Zäsur. Im Fall von Jahtari markiert es den vorläufigen Höhepunkt eines Marathons an neuen Veröffentlichungen – und zwar vorwiegend auf Vinyl. Der parallele Gang vom digitalen zum klassischen haptischen Tonträger scheint also geglückt. Und es passt genau in die Sympathiewelle, die der Jahtari-Sound beispielsweise in Großbritannien losgetreten hat. …continue reading

#Disrupt – 8-bit Babylon ‘n’ Ting

Dub? On a laptop? In Leipzig? Spannered meets Disrupt, supernice co-founder of netlabel Jahtari.
We are in the midst of a musical monsoon, a data downpour so heavy it’s difficult keeping one’s ears above the rising tide. Netlabels are sprouting from every crevice of the web; we have Soulseek, Limewire, MySpace, Virb, MP3 blogs, YouSendIt, Megaupload, forums, mailing lists, torrents, podcasts, radio streams… not to mention thousands of sites where you can actually buy music, should the urge take you. …continue reading

#Jahtari Radio Special with Disrupt Interview (german) 2005

Tinitusstadl-radioshow about the jahtari project and their digital laptop reggae. This show contains interviews with disrupt, one of the two jahtari-heads. …listen to the radioshow here

#Jahtari Special with Interview by Solipsisticnation

Today’s solipsistic NATION features music from the net label Jahtari as well as an interview with Jan Gleichmar, founder of Jahtari.

Jan got into dub after experimenting with the most different equipment and
styles (from gabba to digital hardcore to electronica). Due to lack of money Jan decided to create dub music on his laptop. Shortly afterwards Jahtari was born. …klick here to listen