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Negritage - Greetings from Planet Dub


Negritage - Greetings from Planet Dub [DH031] // Dubophonic
Negritage - Greetings from Planet Dub [DH031] // DubophonicFour years ago, back in 2013, the Argentinian dubbers Negritage made their first appearance on the label with Guetto Roots of Dub Vol. 1, an album recorded in “Cuca Roots” and in “El Fuerte Dub Foundation” studios, exploring the Jamaican roots and culture dub tradition. Their analogue style and their authentic sound was greatly appreciated by the listeners and the album remains until today the most downloaded release ever made by Dubophonic, with more than 25.000 downloads and still rising.

Fast forward today and the long awaited Vol. 2 is finally out. “Greetings from Planet Dub” stays true to the same roots and culture background with 6 vocal tracks and 11 dubs. Nevertheless new elements are incorporated in their style, in which eastern melodies blend into the Jamaican vibes and the melodica meets the mandolin and the lyre like in a musical playground, were the singers and players of instruments playfully communicate through their music.

Big up all the artists from all four corners of the world, who collaborated with Negritage and made this release possible: the original roots defender dub activist Jam York (USA), the mighty Sammy Gold (UK), the wise Ibel Campbell (JAM) delivering solid and conscious messages, the dub poet and writer Haji Mike (CY), the studio wizard and dub creator Med Dred (CY), sister Yuuri Bamboo (JPN) blazing those melodica vibes, Christina Polycarpou (CY) doing her magic on the lyre, the humble Mandlion (ITA), flute master Eter Dub (ARG) and the lyrical messenger Zion Irie (FR). All tracks mixed by Negritage in Argentina and mastered by Med Dred in Cyprus. Cover artwork by Negritage. Distributed by Dubophonic for free download. 

01 Rainbow Dubbers / 02 Negritage ft. Eter Dub - Montana Brillante / 03 Negritage ft. Sammy Gold - Kingston Town / 04 Negritage ft. Yuuri Bamboo - Soul Stepper / 05 Soulful Version / 06 Negritage ft. Zion Irie - Lie Lie Lie (gueto discomix) / 07 Negritage ft. Med Dred - Kyrenia Dreams / 08 Negritage ft. Christina Polycarpou - From Kyrenia with Dub / 09 Negritage ft. Jam York - Stuck ina Babylon / 10 Melodica Knowledge / 11 Negritage ft. Eter Dub - Diente de Leon / 12 Negritage ft. Ibel Campbell - The Lazy and the Greedy / 13 Anti-greedy Version / 14 Negritage ft. Mandlion - Early Days / 15 Negritage ft. Jam York - You Do Your Thang and I Do My Thing / 16 Dub thang / 17 Negritage ft. Haji Mike - Alien

Airplay by Ras Danny on KBOO Portland 90.7 FM Higher Reasoning Reggae Time

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Negritage strikes back!


 Negritage - Greetings from planet DUB / Dubophonic
Four years after their first release back in 2013, the Argentinian dubbers Negritage strike back. In their new album they stay true to the same roots and culture background of Guetto Roots of Dub Vol.1. Nevertheless their new 17-track album incorporates some new musical elements through outernational collaborations between the Dubophonic family with guest appearances by Ibel Campbell, Haji Mike, Med Dred, Zion Irie and many more. Release date is the 30th May 2017 but you don't have to wait. You can download the track from soundcloud or just subscribe to our mailing list and you will always get our latest release well in advance in your email box.

Cinematographic milestone: Dubophonic meets NAKOM


Zion Dirty Sound / NAKOM film / Dubophonic
NAKOM is a film set in present day Ghana. It follows Iddrisu, a talented medical student, who returns to his home village of northern Ghana after his father's sudden death. Faced with a debt that could destroy his family, Iddrisu has no choice but to turn their farm and fortunes around. Over the course of a growing season, Iddrisu confronts both the tragedy and beauty of village life and must finally choose between two very different futures.

The film has been shown in many international film festivals  like the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York. It won the Audience Choice Award at the 37th Durban International Film Festival, nominated for the Best First Feature Award at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, nominated for the FIPRESCI Prize, the Golden Firebird Award, and the SIGNIS Award at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, nominated for the New Directors Competition at the Seattle International Film Festival and for the 2016 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. In 2017 it has been selected for the Pan African Film Festival and is nominated for the "John Cassavetes" Awar.

We were very proud, honored and of course full of joy, as we were contacted by the the film directors Kelly Daniela Norris and T. W. Pittman requesting our musical contribution with the track "Cumbia Fever" by Zion Dirty Sound, released on the compilation Celebrity Fever / Reworks and Dubs, which we of course did without second thought and without any financial compensation. Massive respect to all the NAKOM crew for this great cinematographic experience and of course Djibril and Faida for the great vibes they provide us through their music.

Watch a small scene from the film, with Zion Dirty Sound's music playing on the background. Soon come in a cinema theater in your country!

No Finger Nails - Quipu Remixes [DPH030]


A “quipu”, was a method used by the Incas and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information. In the ancient Quechua language of the Andes, “quipu” means “knot”. A Quipu is in fact a set of knotted loops, tied by a thicker rope supporting them. 

Quipu is also a project created by Atome Primitf, a collective of musicians and "dreamers" from Europe, a project inspired by that same method of knots, stringing artistic ties and new collaborations, through cross-genre musical interpretations and audio-visual concepts.

In fact Quipu was born as an audio-visual concept. The four tracks of the EP started as original compositions of Atome Primitif, with the elements of voice, violin and acoustic guitar modeling an unplugged sound. Quipu traveled all around Europe, involving artists from different countries, each one adding their own personal knot, inspired by the compositions of Clelia Patrono.

Andrea Presicce aka No Finger Nails adds his own musical knot through his musical experience, ranging from Electronica to Dub. The EP consists of four remixed tracks, offering a very dub-ambient and mystical alternative, using the original organic sounds. The project expands also audio-visually, with videos and visuals being produced, on that same quipu idea. Dubophonic is very proud and honored to be part of this, tying its own knot in this continuously evolving project!

01 Hush / 02 Birds Above The Forest Call / 03 Cassiopea / 04 Quipu

First airplay on by Shikydraks
Another wonderful release ...  musical wonder." - La Estación del Dub
Cassiopea played by Jahmon Selector on OMY Radio
Airplay on High Reasoning Reggae Time - KBOO 90.7 FM Portland
EP showcase on Radio Sonar / Red Vibes transmission
"4 delicious ambient Dubs to dream away." -
Featured on Dub Palace on After FM 
Reviewed by Rebel Base
Review by Saetchmo and airplay on Echochamber
Meltin Dub plays "Cassiopea"
Reviewed by Culture Dub
Jahnabet plays "Hush" on Paranoise Radio
Dr Strangedub plays Quipu on Echo Chamber KFAI FM 90.3 Minnneapolis
Kevin Moore on Black Country Radio / Riddim Sessions
Quipu included in the latest Pete Cogle's Podcast Factory
Awared with 4 stars by CCtrax & Quipu  awarded "excellent track"

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