Llwybr Llaethog- Hip Dub Reggae Hop (2000)
Blaenau Ffestiniog is a small town in North West Wales with a population of about 5000. It was formerly the centre of the slate mining industry. Thanks to John Griffiths it is also holds a very prominent place in the Atlas of Welsh Popular Music (I'm working on it!).
Returning from a visit to New York in 1984 Griffiths founded Llwybr Llaethog (the name translates as Milky Way) with his friend Kevs Ford . The BBC Wales music site describes Llwybr Llaethog as a revolutionary dance outfit pioneering a bass-heavy agit-rap style with a sharp satirical edge that single-handedly invented the genre of Welsh-language hip-hop ....