"Rude Boy" may easily be one of the 10 best songs I've heard this year! As a fan of the Big Beat era, Dancehall, The KLF, etc... This track has it all perfectly represented. - Stereo 77 (Research Deluxe / Plimsoll Records / Filtered Sunshine Radio)
The name, JOGYO translates from sanskrit as "Pure thoughts or stillness among action." The band, JOGYO is about flow, surrendering to the constant change and harnessing it to create a sonic bombast that is hard to compare to any other. Reggae and hardcore elements mingle with tribal and folkloric influences to create an entirely new sound. Marrying components of tribal music with electronic beats results in music that somehow recalls the best work of Public Enemy producers "The Bomb Squad" while simultaneously calling back to the artists roots in the African Diaspora and the New York art world.
Raised just outside Trenchtown, JOGYO spent much of his youth in the woods with his grandparents learning the old traditions of his home country. After coming to America armed with the lessons learned in the woods, he began to apply them to music and art projects in New York.
Rudeboy, produced by The Last Nights, AKA Jordan Parker, is a distorted electro dancehall onslaught.
The b-side is “Thundacat,” a bass-heavy yet quirky dance floor banger also produced by Parker. Jogyo waxes about the future of music and individuality.
Jogyo exploded in 2011 with a flash of tribal body paint, groundbreaking live shows and vibrant music that combines hip-hop beats with global sounds. Jogyo emigrated from Jamaica to the states with his mother at the age 10 carrying with him deep connection to his culture, which he expresses in a form of "universal African consciousness" called "Nuvo-frique."
Appearing on the 2011 Grammy-nominated album "Kingston Morning " by Deoro, his unique sound became an inspiration for New York night Life and DJs around the world. His first single, RUDE BOY, featuring remixes from legends Eli Escobar and Justin Strauss, reached # 9 on the German club charts in 2012.
Jogyo is currently preparing a mix tape for release this summer and his debut album is slated for later in the year.
Dither Down is headed up by Tim Wagner of Sunrise HWY & 33Hz and DJ Chicus of the reggae label, Redbud Records. Blending
their love of Indie Pop with Disco, Dub, 80s electro and House, Dither Down releases songs by up and coming New York artists and pairs them with the best new remixers from around the world....more