Jakob Rehlinger is a German who lives in Canada or a Canadian of German descent. Anyway, that doesn't matter now either. In any case, I would describe Jakob Rehlinger as a "cosmic" music composer and improviser who lives in Etobicoke, Ontario. He has released a large number of albums so far, not only under his real name, but also with umpteen synonyms: King Pong Dub System, BABEL, Moonwood, Heavy Moon, TRANZMIT and in various genres. Of Dub, Chillout, Funk, Krautrock, Psychedelic, Berlin to Düsseldorf school, everything is represented.
We are of course focusing on this Dub - what else? When it was first officially published as “King Pong Dub System: Islington West “he had a certain unease according to his own statements. A "white" man, produces music that is heavily dated Dub is inspired without black musicians or musicians of Jamaican origin being involved. Although King Pong primarily makes this music out of appreciation and respect, it is inevitable to also acquire cultural elements of the music. In the course of time, King Pong managed to create his own sound. His albums, which he recorded completely in personal union, are now a little less authentic Dub- Reggae rhythms and sounds "inspire". Nevertheless, King Pong has to acknowledge that he is standing on the high shoulders of “black” giants: King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Scientist, Mad Professor, Sly & Robbie, Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah, Augustus Pablo and many others from from which he borrowed sounds, aesthetics and even elements of his nickname. This year he has again released the album "King Pong Dub System: Dub Brut“Pre-buttoned and remixed. The result is a Dub from the long post-punk tradition with unmistakable borrowings from “white” men like The Clash, Mark Stewart and Adrian Maxwell Sherwood. "Dub Brut “are improvised drum machine jams and live loop sessions that Jakob Rehlinger aka King Pong recorded and performed almost entirely livedubbt were. With every further listening the album reveals new sound effects.