Music

Sound of the Time

by Ross Belfer | 18.03.18

What does a pioneering Israeli-Yemenite disco singer from the 70’s; a spoken-word piece by one of Israel’s leading poets; and a unique electronic remix from one of Tel Aviv’s great young voices; and psychedelic beats, house, R&B, future-funk, soft-pop tunes and electric-modern sounds all have in common? They are all qualities and musical bits of creativity that have been sourced, curated and pressed onto the new “Contemporary Sounds of Tel Aviv” a double-vinyl LP curated by Yotam “Yogo” Goldman and the inaugural release by R12Music.

A bass-heavy summarization of some of the most prolific artists and unique voices from Tel Aviv to have emerged over the past several years, these homegrown Tel Aviv artists, ranging from Alek Lee, Rabo and Snab to Jerome C and Mo Rayon, are a true reflection of artists eclecticism that have earmarked the micro-metropolis on the Mediterranean as one of the most promising musical enclaves in the world, and fostered by the defunct culture institution known as Rothschild12. The “Contemporary Sounds of Tel Aviv” features all-original artwork by stalwart homegrown artist Roni Hajaj.

This double-vinyl commemorates the closing of Tel Aviv’s legendary music venue Rothschild 12 with a selection of rare and unreleased tracks by a trove of the most prominent Tel Aviv musical artists who have used the now defunct hotspot as a musical launching pad. The launch of the album will be celebrated with an incredible party at the new Herzl 16 cultural space on March 18, 2018, featuring live sets by many of the artists featured on the alum, including Assaf Amdursky, DJ Caress, Alek Lee and Mo Rayon.

The “Contemporary Sounds of Tel Aviv” double-vinyl LP will be available for purchase from March 19 via Word and Sound distribution.

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