Chant To Jah
Soul Jazz Records
Sandoz is the solo moniker of Richard H. Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire. Inspired by twenty years of listening to Jamaican music, Richard H. Kirk has now mixed contemporary Electronic Dance music with Jamaican Reggae and Dub styles on "Sandoz In Dub-Chant To Jah". As a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk has been a pioneer of Electronic music for more than twenty years embracing all the new developments in Electronic Dance music: In 1978 Cabaret Voltaire signed to a fledgling Rough Trade records releasing experimental electronic/post-punk classics such as "Nag Nag Nag" and "Do The Mussolini". Ten years on and Cabaret Voltaire were sharing musical ideas with Chicago House pioneers such as Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy as well as their counterpart Detroit Techno stars such as Derrick May and Ritchie Hawtin.. With Sheffield's Warp Records acknowledging the debt that local group, Cabaret Voltaire, had played in defining Electronic music, it was fitting that Richard H. Kirk started his solo project, Sandoz, on Warp's seminal Artificial Intelligence series. Twenty years on and Richard H. Kirk has made the logical link between his twenty years of experiments in Electronic music and a similar process that Jamaican Dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Lee Perry and Augustus Pablo were making in the 1970s. "Sandoz in Dub Chant To Jah" also makes the connection with contemporary Jamaican Dancehall styles mixing elements of Ragga, Digital Drum and Bass and Steppers into the equation. As Soul Jazz Records have recently released "In The Beginning There Was Rhythm" (featuring Cabaret Voltaire) as well as delving into the history of Reggae (with Studio One and Dynamite releases), we are proud to be able to bring you this contemporary take on Jamaican music by one of the true pioneers of Electronic Dance music. Richard H. Kirk will be performing at Soul Jazz Records' "1977" club in London (at Electrowerkz) on 29 March 2002 along with A Certain Ratio and DJs including Andy Weatherall and the SoulJazzSoundSystem.