Part of this year's list of Shape artists, Dimitris Papadatos aka Jay Glass Dubs is an American/Greek musician, DJ and producer. Through his work as a composer, musician and sound artist, he has become one of the leaders in experimental dub electronics and a core member of the Bokeh Versions squad.
His work primarily focuses on spirituality and transformation and is an exercise of style focusing on a counter-factual historical approach of dub music, stripped down to its basic drum / bass / vox / effects form.
Jay Glass Dubs is a prolific producer and has released a diverse and expansive body of work on the likes of Bokeh Versions, The Tapeworm, Anòmia, DFA Records, Ecstatic and Berceuse Heroique. He has also collaborated on critically acclaimed releases with Not Waving (as Not Glass), Guerilla Toss and Leslie Winer, as well as releasing remixes for artists such as How To Dress Well, Jabu, Maximum Joy and more. Dimitris' work has been presented in various international institutions and festivals including Berlin Atonal, Meakusma Festival, Documenta14 and BBK Bilbao.
In his own words, Jay Glass Dubs' mixtape for The Attic focuses on ”the human voice, layered and transformed, illuminated and expanded , underlining memory and dissolving it at once obscured through time and its signatures.”
photo credits: Paris Tavitian