Whether you prefer Kahn’s straight up dubstep excursions with Neek, soundsystem culture tributes as Gorgon Sound (also with Neek), or his left-field grime machinations with Bristol’s Young Echo collective, it’s undeniable fact that the Bristolian has had a huge impact on the UK scene in recent years. This week, he surpassed the 20,000 follower mark on Soundcloud and, as a thank you to the fans, laid down nearly an hour and a half of reggae, dancehall and other Jamaican music that has melded his sound. From the big man himself:
I put this mix together to give thanks to everyone who has been supporting and following my journey in music so far, whether you’ve been there from the start or have just found me today.
Reggae and dancehall music is a great passion of mine and over the years I’ve collected many records which I rarely have a chance to play out at shows. I decided to use the milestone of 20,000 followers on Soundcloud as an excuse to put together a mix of some of my personal favourites, both as an enjoyable way to mark the occasion and to hopefully give you a glimpse into part of the foundation of my sound as Kahn. To give some background and context to what I do.
For someone as uneducated about reggae, dub and dancehall as myself, this mix offered quite a bit of insight into what feeds into the various jungle-derived sounds the UK offers. Stream/download below and hit the jump to get a taste of Kahn’s contributions to last month’s war dub battle.