I have always wanted to get into raggee but have never had the will. If you like dynamics in your music, the repetition of reggee can be a little dry and daunting. I have been told the idea is to be hypnotized, getting into the subtle shifts in the beats and letting the music flow over you--listen actively BY listening passively
I absolutely repsect the form and its players--those meters sound incredibly hard and incrediably good. But vicerally, I have always found reggee work.
A friend of mine is an expert in raggee, and I said to him, "I need a bridge to get from the type of sounds I like to raggee." So one day he hands me this CD and says "I just bought you a bridge."
This DJ Spooky CD mixes raggee-I don't know who or from what era--but the mix in amazingly dynamic, combigning the heavy dub rhytms with dance beats and electronics.
I like this CD for its inventive mixing and sound. Whether or not it will lead me further into reggee land--crossing from jazz and progressive rock and blues--who knows, but for mixing skill and dynamics, this is top notch.