￼￼Blackjob is the latest project from famed Italian bassist Mannaman, a musician who over the last 20 years has worked with renowned Italian artists and collectives such as the Isola Posse All Stars and Casino Royale with whom he has recorded numerous albums, releasing on major labels and collaborating with the likes of Howie B and Tim Holmes from Death In Vegas.
Having kept his feet firmly in the underground throughout his career, Mannaman returns there with Blackjob - a dub project alongside singer Suz and vocalist Soul Boy, Tayone - one of Italy’s most popular DJs and one of the first artists to collaborate with Original Cultures in 2008 - and keyboard player Tony Toilet.
Trash Dub is a five track EP of modern day dub, with inspiration from the music’s Jamaican roots and its modern day offshoots and mutations. The music on Trash Dub combines electronic and organic elements into a meditative whole, with Suz and Soul Boy’s vocals bringing a human ele- ment that echoes Bristol’s Massive Attack among others.
The EP will come in three parts: an original EP, a remix EP featuring Baobinga (Build Recordings, Bristol), Monolithium (Error Broadcast, Vancouver), Danny Scrilla (Cosmic Bridge, Munich), T-Woc (Alphabet Set, Ireland) and Moresounds (Cosmic Bridge, Paris) - both on digital - and a 12” version with a selection of both originals and remixes.
Mannaman was also a part of Original Cultures’ 2011 production, where he played bass as part of a one-off live band which also gave birth to the label’s first release The Formula EP. This release marks the last music to come out of this particular project.
Original Culture is a non-profit arts organisation based in the UK and Italy. Since 2009 it has worked with various international artists from the worlds of music and visual arts. Original Cultures Records releases music and art born of the project and its connections. More information at www.originalcultures.org