The year 2014 starts with some new dubophonic heights with Koncrete Roots, a one man project by Thomas Kenney from Leicestershire in the East Midlands of England.
From an early age Thomas would listen to a huge amount of music though he would always favour the sounds of Ska and Reggae. Music was always in his blood and he began producing back in 2004 under a different name. The music he was making at the time was a reflection of the scene around him; hip hop and grime. It wasn’t until later in life, when he was introduced to (and fell in love with) Dub music, that he started to take his own music seriously and started to develop his own sound and style.
Koncrete Roots’ style can be described as a deeply rooted dub sound with a modern day steppa twist. This twist makes all the difference and gives an electro dubness to their traditional rootical sound introducing some great vibes to the massive, entering into the new year.
From the meditative “River Jordan” to the rootical electro steppas like ‘Inity Step” and “Sound Killah”, Koncrete Roots deliver their message of dubness and irieness into the year 2014. Not withstanding his versions of two old time classics, the UK producer seems like a sound warrior, armed with deep basslines and organic melodies like in “Universal dub”, marching to destroy Babylon on his way to Zion.
01 – un gioco sul male
02 – per diluire la paura domestica
03 – anal beehtoven
04 – tu fai il guinness
05 – furniture music #04
06 – v4portronic4 – feat. Tommaso Busatto
07 – hipsteron dub
08 – ceste is a pink rocker
09 – nella città di nessuno
10 – trapianto d’organi
“tu fai il guinness”‘s intro was taken from a video-message by Giovanni Nembrini (Beira)
“furniture music #04” was released for the first time in “furniture music”(SPTOtfSP, 2012) in a 8 kbps mp3 format
“v4portronic4” was recorded with Tommaso Busatto
The last Christmas Deep Lake Records along with MAV Records celebrated Christmas with all of you with a small compilation.
And even this year Deep Lake Records has already put to work to prepare your gifts under the tree but not without your help!
This compilation is the perfect soundtrack for your boozy winter!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Deep Lake Records!
John Ov3rblast brings this emotional release, ¨STORIES FROM THE FOG¨ reflects a whole movie of dense atmospheres able to envelop you in a world of sound visions.The sound creates a pleasant feeling in your ears and in your mind .. may be surprised with different aspects, your heart rate can vary through just a musical note. just need you to check yourself.
The gift from Santa Claus this year comes with 7 wonderful tracks :)
Founded in 2012, Dub Machine is the project of one man, the Tunisian Ilyess Mahfoudhi. Mixing Dub, Dubstep and Eastern or Tunisian sounds, Dub Machine release their first EP Orient Illusion which just includes songs already present on his SoundCloud. Like Dubosmium for Morocco, Dub Machine is the only one dubber in his country, which does not prevent him to be an active member of the first Tunisian webradio Radyoon and mix in different clubs. Warm up with Orient Illusion, a sun uppercut coming straight from Maghreb !
What better way to start a web sound lab “Elephant Bass”, where the passion and love for the good vibes is the only constant assured, with a selection of the many songs received in recent months by members of the homonymous group on facebook. The result that comes out are 2 volumes with a thin imaginary dividing line between music and sound dubplate style and melodies that are directed to explore experimental sounds. Featuring Dubsalon, Phoniandflore, Injham, Dr.Dubious, No Finger Nails, Ncomfortable, Sin, Mexican stepper, Dziga, A Man called Pj, Yayoland, Du3normal, Sensi T, Etrurian electronics, Dub.versif, Maïs, Recyclesound, U.stone.
Retro 8-BIT game sounds touched with 70’s Dub FX are having my special attention and you can hear that throughout my latest creations. For the tunes 8 Bits of dub and Anything Dub, I was inspired by the audiotool.com community because of the wonderful in browser music app and the friendly people!
01-Noname & Paprastai-Wheels Of Time
04-Havantepe-Dissapearing In The Fog
06-Sun-Inside-The Soul Of The Sun
07-matt & mark thibideau-modular 1(demas remix)
09-Atabey-Ceiba [Matias Bagato Remix]
12-Goran Geto-Diving to Deep(Zoltan Solomon Vapour Mix)
14-Alexander Saykov-Cold Front II
With the first bars the journey begins and the discreet sound approaches the razor’s edge. The cut is surgical and manages to draw a clean line in the epidermis. From there the strikes go bouncing from one hemisphere to another.
Adduce are not two disassociated brains, but four functioning as a trio. The equilateral triangle between three hard drives with faces, eyes and beards. I have seen them live several times and always consider the difficulty of achieving this level of performance, so absorbed, not by the act of entering the required tempo or playing a certain note, but rather by the unfolding developments that create this conversation that you don’t ever want to end, and which in reality doesn’t ever end, because this inconclusive construction always remains ringing in eternal evolution.
Here is the path that gives meaning to the journey, not the destination, which in the case of Adduce may be many.
The form opens itself and shows us the tracks of a geometric and organic puzzle, sometimes disturbing and other times suggestive, but always an invitation to stroll along the ledge of the highest tower, from where only silhouettes distinguish themselves on the horizon, but which allows the widest panoramas.
ADD+ has no era nor time nor place: it floats in the weightless space of two brains, which I insist seem like four!
ADD+ is a gem that can help us to daydream or to imagine a new kind of retrofuturistic science fiction. The imagination of power!
After a previous compilation (Dub Tentacles Vol.4) quite dubstep , back to the roots with this fifth component. Big bass, skanks, kicks, melodica and horns are on the menu. Roots Dub with Norths American Dub Grammer and Burnett Town Sound, steppa with Du3normal, Unidub Estacion, Serious Dub, Dub Sounder or Radadub. Also Frensh Dub with deep and underwater bass of Submarine FM and dub kitchen, perfectly mixed with MatDTSound alongside Woody Vibes and Sista Aude for vocals. Also Beautiful voice on the new track by Fresh Poulp Souk System (the Fresh Poulp label crew) with the Romanian singer and producer Awen. Also we are proud to announce the first Awen’ep will be released soon on Fresh Poulp Records! Christmas is coming soon, eat and fill up on!
The first compilation of dub-o-phonic is a musical journey to some unknown areas of dub music. Compiled by Dub Thomas, “Explorations in Dub” tries to find the hidden elements of dub music in musical genres, where under normal circumstances no dub is existent. This release might not comply with the “conventional” dub reggae as we know it. Being the tenth release of the label, Dub Thomas selects tracks with a strong experimental musical vibe, staying truthful to the future sound of the label.
The compilation includes seventeen tracks from artists scattered in the various corners of the globe, from Cyprus to the French West Indies: Daidalos One (CY), SXtheMadArtist (CY), Ras Robin Dennis (CY), Dub-I (RUS), Dub Riots (GR), Green Glow (MEX), Hernibernie (BEL), Knoto (JP), Mr Mefistou (PR), Negro Pirana (MEX), Rakoon (FR), Red Barrio (ES), Roots Dubbing Project (BRA), The Dubbstyle (ARG), Twixymillia (FWI) and Dub Across Borders (DEN).
Included in this compilation is Dub-I’s “Rididub Master” in a new extended version, serving not only as a musical flashback to our first release, but also as a starting point for the dubs to follow, while the jazz/ambient tracks of Hernibernie and SXtheMadArtist (the cover art designer of the release) are perhaps at the highest innovation point. Knoto manages to strip a famous reggae song down to its basic beat elements keeping the melody as a sweet buzz in your head. Daidalos One offers an atmospheric intermission, Ras Robbin Denis fuses an ethnic/ambient feel, Dub Across Borders blips and clicks, Negro Pirana dubs the blues, Mr Mefistou builds up slowly a dubbed step, Green Glow steps it up, Twixymillia rewinds it, while Dub Riots, Roots Dubbing Project, The Dubbstyle, Rakoon and Red Barrio transform irie melodies into experimental dubscapes.
“Dub means experimentation with sound. From the first innovations of King Tubby to the unorthodox techniques of Lee “scratch” Perry, dub has always been evolving, influencing many of the musical genres of our century, whether these are called Hip-Hop, Electronica, Fusion or even World/Ethnic music. This is a journey into the world of dub!” – Dub Thomas
Trance-inducing and as thick as sludge, Vegas Diamond’s sophomore is a concise record of his great talent. These four tracks meld together aggressive groove with hypnotic melodies, tessellating around a defiant rhythm and pulsating with confident and a unique voice. From the emotive opener ‘Ion’, to the off-kilter and crunchy churn of ‘Visor’, to the vicious beats of ‘Real’ and the final, melancholic laments of ‘Cube’, every inch of ‘Hyper’ feels, simultaneously, eclectically self-contained and continuously conceptual; a constantly evolving stream of ideas.
Stylistically, ‘Hyper’ sees Vegas Diamond traversing the musical ideas of Monodeer and Nullsleep, and setting up shop somewhere in the middle. The melodies are genuinely otherworldly; atmospheric and seeping emotion, cascading over the dense textures that make the release sound so huge, and the beats hit like sledgehammers on concrete, loose but still incredibly strong.
After the United Kingdom and France, perhaps the most promising rising force of the Reggae & Dub scene in the European world of vibes is Spain. One of the most talented new artists is without doubt Jennifer Paulos and it is really a pleasure to present her latest work on our netlabel.
Born in Ponferrada, Spain, the Hispano-Swiss-Portuguese artist has started releasing her first works back in 2010 with Hide Side on “Corrupzion in Zion” (2010) and since then she is moving only forwards. The collaborations with the local Spanish artist Dub Presidents, who produced her first album “The trial of the Self” (2010), as well as with Mystic Selectah (2012) from Madrid, were the starting point in her musical path. It was only a matter of time she would accomplish her international breakthrough through her collaborations with Izi Dub (FR) and Hi Fi Champion (CAN) in 2013.
Her first work on Dubophonic is called “Revolution” and consists of nine tracks of pure consciousness, among them a version of a classic Tappa Zukie tune. Sang in Spanish and English, she uses her warm voice as a trademark of her Mediterranean oriented sound spreading to all listeners the funky vibes of her soul. Alongside with her you can find some exclusive dubs by the Dub Presidents (ES), Svaha Sound System (UK), Mat DT Sound (FR) / Woody Vibes (FR) / Cloud of Vib’s (FR) & Mystic Selectah (SP), as well as a special bonus track by Dave Doma (ES). We say no more, just enjoy the vibes of Jennifer’s music and feel the consciousness of her lyrics.
This is Dubkey’s first steppers album by a UK artist. ‘Jah Rootikal Steppers’ it says on the tin, and that’s exactly what you get! Rasta-inspired heavy roots steppers, dubbed the way they should be!
As is the case with all steppers releases, the metronomic bass drum is king here. The bass is loud, and the melodica is present on most of the tracks. Other highlights include great percussion sounds, sirens, sick electronic effects, and a peculiar trombone!
‘Jah Rootikal Steppers’ features nuff innovative ideas but it also pays homage to the 70s originators of dub. Playback on huge bass bins is highly recommended.
Artist name: Niko Kot
Release name: Abztrakte Maschine
Release date: 12 Mar 2013
Format: mp3/320 kbps
Style: Deep Techno
01. Niko Kot – White Side Of The Darkness (5:04)
02. Niko Kot – Sea (7:29)
03. Niko Kot – There’s No Set Beat (Rework) (6:40)
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For the release of this mini album we are happy to introduce the first collaboration between Cyprus and Jamaica on our label. The conscious lyrics of the Spanish Town singer and poet Ibel Campbell blend with the musical compositions of Med Dred, accompanied by some exclusive dubs by Med Dred and Dub Caravan inna dubophonic style.
Born the eighth day of December 1967, at the Kingston Jubilee hospital, the Jamaican artist Ibel Campbell was registered ‘Scafford Campbell’ and is the first of miss Antoinette three children. His father died when he was just a toddler and grandma had to lend a hand with his growth and development. She resided in St. Thomas thus most of his earlier years were spent in the country. He began doing his own business of ‘heart’ –portraits, murals, t-shirts, backdrops, performing on the first and second staging of ‘East Fest’, recorded ‘Babylon a duppy’ at ‘Pent house’ studio for the Morgan’s heritage, is the first dub poet featured by ‘Jammin’s label with a tune called ‘travel the world’ done with ‘Bushman’ and is also the artist responsible for the art on the jacket of Taurus Riley’s first album. As a writer and poet he has written a book ‘Deep within Blackness’ soon to be in stores. He hopes his works will keep Blacks from slipping below their standard while making way over and around obstacles presented by a system without a face or a fixed address.
The internet highway made possible to meet at the other side of the globe our own Med Dred, who wrote for him the music for this mini album. The two bredrens used the internet to exchange their material. The music was composed and recorded in Cyprus, the vocals were recorded in Jamaica Spanish Town at Rippas Production and the whole project was finalised in Med Dred studio in Nicosia, Cyprus. Musical data travelled again from Cyprus to Dub Caravan’s studio in London, where a special version of “Protect me” was live dubbed and then forwarded back to Cyprus for the final mastering.
One last word about the credits on this release: all music written, produced, mixed & mastered by Med Dred while all vocals written and performed by Ibel. Med Dred played melodica on the dubs and percussion on “Protect me”, Kyp Paraskeva played electric guitars on “Rise” and Felix Dub Caravan played guitars & bass on “Protect me”. Deepest respect to our bredren Felix Dub Caravan for providing us “Protection dub”, a live analogue dub cut of “Protect me”, which is included as a special bonus track.
It all started with a midi keyboard he received as birthday present back in 2012. The young producer from southern Germany was always influenced by the vibes of Roots Reggae, Dub and as well Jungle and Drum and Bass music. It was merely a matter of time until he started producing his own sounds. Nothing is stronger than an idea, whose time has come. And the time for Karma Dub’s first release has arrived.
Karma is an ancient concept, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘act’, ‘action’, or ‘word’. The law of karma teaches us that all of our thoughts, words and actions begin a chain of cause and effect, and that we will personally experience the effects of everything we cause. It is clear that Karma Dub is deeply influenced by the eastern cultures and their music. Nevertheless he successfully manages to incorporate in his work heavy basslines and irie melodies, elements rooted in the Jamaican music.
Karma Dub’s first album is a higher level of concentrated musical meditation. Each tune leads to the next state of mind. It is therefore important to listen to the tunes in the correct order. Just press PLAY and close your eyes.
Imagine yourself being a wandering monk, who has chosen to live a life apart from or on the edges of society. You travel from orient to occident, gathering knowledge as you meet different cultures, practicing your musical spirituality. Being conscious about your environment, you let your environment assimilate with your I and I. The stillness of your mind enables you to observe and gain insight into the changing flow of your experiences. As you arrive to the western world, the music changes, the bass gets heavier picking up the frequencies of your heartbeat. Keeping your eyes shut, your mind is still consciously receiving every vibration of your surroundings. What is happening to you is actually very easy to explain. You are experiencing Karma Dub’s vibes on your everyday life. It’s your Karma to be hypnotised!
CODE RED… CODE RED… MANJA is shining sweet like a morning sunrise. A wonderful tune, originally released by Rebel Liberation Records as part of the Nairoberry riddim album, the Dubbhim remix extends the tonal palette with lap steel guitar (Marcus Hillman) and sax (Ital Hans). Tony Dubshot added the dub for good measure.
Soul is the main ingredient of all vocal tracks released by Dubbhism, and Shine pon mi is no different. Even the lyrics are too big to fail. We love MANJA and we’re quite sure that you will love her too.
01-Alexander Dahlmann-Log Fire
02-Point And Mantik-Smells Like Bee
03-Johannes Schwarz-Free as a bird
05-Volunteer-Soft Stars That Shine At Night
08-TicK-Long Way Back
13-Cold Fiction Music-Until The Road
14-Temiong Recordings-Pijchuy(Ohrwert Alter)
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