Dub Mantra is a labor of love that started in December of 2009 when I wrote a resolution for the new year on a piece of paper and mailed it to myself saying "I am creating a new album"
Recording began in January of 2011, over a year later, and steadily moved forward throughout last year. I have been blessed to work with very talented artists on the project including RIta Sahai and Montino Bourbon. The mixing phase began last fall and just finished in February of 2012. Amazing art and design materialized and all the puzzle pieces gravitated together. The Mastering was done at Precise Mastering in the UK. It has been a long and inspiring journey. Aaand... I just received the CD's in the mail from the manufacturer! The art looks so freaking cool! I am so grateful to visionary watercolor artist Meganne Forbes, please check out her work online.
I'm really looking forward to handing you this album and playing this music for you wherever you are. This is my second full length solo CD. I feel like I have grown and transformed so much musically since Off Into the Unknown came out in 2007, and at the same time this concept of dub reggae kirtan mantras really goes back a long way for me. This album really has been a dream since I was a kid. I remember saying to the lead singer of my high school band when it was disbanding 15 years ago, "What I really want to be playing is Sanskrit Mantras over Reggae Rhythms..." whoa. Where did he come from? Yea its here, Dub Mantra.
---Joss Jaffe 2012