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DJ Spooky: Dubtometry

Read "Dubtometry" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

This is such an exciting time in the world of modern jazz. We are in the midst of a new wave of fusion where jazz artists unabashedly embrace current pop and world music sound forms. When Miles Davis went electric in the Sixties, it caused quite a stir; I can only hope this new brand of ...

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DJ Spooky: Dubtometry

Read "Dubtometry" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Formally Dubtometry represents a remix of 2002's bold jazz-tronic record Optometry. Indeed, the common denominator remains DJ Spooky, who produced this 17-piece set. But the comparisons between hip-hop and jazz, which Spooky so effectively blended on last year's record, end right there. It might be jazzy, but this is a straight-up hip-hop record, no matter how ...

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DJ Spooky with Mad Professor: Dubtometry

Read "Dubtometry" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Did you catch that sample of Chef from Apocalypse Now in the remix of DJ Spooky’s Optometry ? Not Dennis Hopper or Marlon Brando, but the crazed boatmen who transport Martin Sheen up the river and into the heart of darkness are sampled here.

There have to be cosmic implications for quoting Apocalypse Now, ...