In the mid-nineties, BC set up Dubplates & Mastering, a mastering and vinyl cutting studio. It also launched a series of dub and reggae reissues drawn from the fabled Bronx-based Wackies label — ‘roots like Downbeat, sweet like Treasure Isle, mystic like Upsetter’. In recent years Mark has remixed Tony Allen, Tortoise, Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit and Konono Nº1. Besides co-hosting the monthly Wax Treatment club nights in Berlin, he runs the Dug Out label — with Mark Ainley from Honest Jon’s in London — dedicated to lost reggae killers (following on from the Basic Replay imprint). Ernestus’ sets feature dub and reggae, mostly instrumental, from deep roots to militant steppers, roughneck electronics to digi minimalism, heavyweight doom to hardcore uptempo.
On occasion, he plays mbalax, and other West African dance music. Typically, Mark appears with Tikiman on the mic (as intro man, MC, singer), mixing with live effects and treatments, dubwise. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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