Taitu Records Introduces WAV + MP3 Downloads
April 9, 2012 — download, dreader than dread, mp3, war in the garrison,wav
Taitu Records began as a vinyl-only label and we firmly believe in maintaining that foundation. However, in 2012 we cannot ignore that digital files are the dominant medium, and not everyone is lucky enough to own a turntable. Furthermore, vinyl pressing + shipping costs keep rising, so record prices are out-of-reach for many people’s budgets. We need the world to be able to afford to take in the music.
Therefore, we are pleased to announce we are now moving into the digital realm by offering high quality WAV and MP3 downloads fit for sound system and hi-fi play. MP3′s are 320kbps, and WAV are 16-bit. We decided to start out with 2 out-of-print 10″s on the label we get asked about a lot . The stampers for both of those 10″s broke during the second run of 500, so there are no vinyl represses in sight. To keep the music available, we have released TR1005: “War In The Garrison” – Yami Bolo b/w “No Pull Over” – Cologne and TR1004: “Dreader Than Dread” – Linval Thompson b/w “Some A Dem” – Prince Alla. They are available as individual tracks or full EP’s with discounts for EP downloads. At the time of this post, these are the only authorized downloads of Taitu Records music – direct from the source. If you see any elsewhere, they are not legitimate and may contain malware.