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How Casio's MT40 Created Reggae’s Trademark Riddim


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The Casiotone MT40, a toy-like plastic keyboard launched in the ’80s, is the the mother of Sleng Teng, a trademark riddim that became ubiquitous in digi-dancehall and eventually everywhere else. Engadget have compiled an interesting history of the riddim, tracing its roots all the way back to the creator of the genre-shaping preset.

Read the full story here, and spice up your day with staggering Sleng Teng experiments via the latest The Bug EP, out on Elektron Grammofon.