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Various Artists - Reggae Sunjam Vol. 2 [DUB009]

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Various Artists - Reggae Sunjam / Dubophonic
The Reggae Sunjam Festival is being held every summer in August in Cyprus. It has been running since 2016 and it is the biggest reggae gathering on the island of Cyprus, strongly supporting the local reggae-dub scene, while it is dynamically reinforced every year with special international guests.

The Manor - Walk With Jah / DubophonicIn the second compilation we have included artists mainly from the local scene plus a few international guests like Dark Angel and Sister Ruby on riddims/remixes by Blend Mishkin (GR) and Daddy Vertigo (GR), as well as tunes by Utopian Sound (UK), Hermit Dubz (UK), Med Dred (CY), Christina Polycarpou (CY), Kyri Roots (CY), Supernova (CY), Bunfyah (CY), Sunjaman (GR), Manwel T (Malta) and Dub Riots & Indamouse (GR).

Give thanks to all the artists, musicians and producers, who have been supporting us from the day one of the festival. All tracks were mastered in by Med Dred.
01 Utopian Sound - Reign Dub / 02 Hermit Dubz - Last Chance Riddim (ft. Chr. Polycarpou & Med Dred) / 03 Med Dred - Zoogie Bun (ft. Kyri Roots) / 04 Sista Ruby - Think and Wanda (Daddy Vertigo Edit) / 05 Supernova - Tell Me Something / 06 Blend Mishkin ft. Dark Angel - Herbsman (Red Eye Riddim) / 07 Bunfyah - Wake Up / 08 Sunjaman - Outta Here (Manwel T Mix) / 09 Dub Riots & Indamouse - Dino

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The Manor - Walk With Jah [DUB008]

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The Manor - Walk With Jah / Dubophonic
The Manor - Walk With Jah / DubophonicReggae has been oft characterised as a music of feeling over technique. It is a fact that reggae rhythms were rarely rendered or produced with any competence by foreigners until the last two decades or so.  Walk with Jah, the first album on Dubophonic by the UK reggae & dub artist/producer Brad Turner aka The Manor is an example of such competence.

Being one of the main artists behind the Foshan Roots project and having released a few works on the discontinued Springline Records label, which can be found on compilations and EPs (some are now obsolete, others are still to be found scattered all around the internet), this is first complete album of The Manor.

Walk With Jah features eleven pure and heavy roots & dub tracks. The Manor has an authentic cultural vibe about his musical works, which is showcased throughout the album. It is obvious that he is influenced by the works of past masters, mainly Lee Scratch Perry. All tracks were recorded in CAF studios in the UK, which is becoming the boiler room of creativity akin to Black Ark in the 1970’s.

This is an album for the lovers of roots reggae and dub music, the way it used to be; a sincere tribute to the music of the 70s and a nicely crafted window into one man's journey through the music and the culture he loves. We hope you love it too and you enjoy the journey!

Alll tracks of the album were composed, mixed & performed by Brad Turner (The Manor). Give thanks Alan Blizzard (Yabass) for the cover artwork.
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01 Closer To Jah / 02 Closer Dub / 03 Down Inna Ghetto / 04 Ghetto Dub / 05 No WW3 / 06 WW3 Dub / 07 These Times / 08 These Times Dub / 09 Wicked Ah Come / 10 Wicked Dub / 11 Matic Manor

AIRPLAY & REVIEWS
Reviewed by Reggae Vibes
Played on The Dub Zone #198
Gregory D'Elia playing These Times Dub on KBCS 91.3FM (27/7/2018)
Selecta Jerry plays Ghetto Dub and WW3 Dub on Sounds of the Caribbean
The Manor played on Visionary Soundsystem Show

Showcasing the authentic cultural vibes of The Manor

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The Manor - Walk with Jah / Dubophonic 2018Our next release comes straight outta CAF Studios in the UK, which has been for many years the "boiler room" for some very conscious vibes in the reggae dub scene. Brad Turner aka The Manor is one of the main artists behind the very succesfull Foshan Roots project and this is hs first album on the label: a compilation of old and new tracks, showcasing the long musical experience of the artist.

Walk With Jah
will include eleven pure and heavy roots & dub tracks and will be available from the 26th of July on all major online stores and streaming platforms.

Moune - The Legacy Of The Sun [DUB007]

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Moune - The Legacy Of The Sun / Dubophonic 2018
Moune (pronounced “moon”) is a 21-year-old French artist who produces electronic and instrumental dub. He started to play the guitar in 2008 and discovered electronic music in 2014. After many experiments with very different styles like hip-hop, house, trance, glitch hop and electro swing, he finally started to create dubwize music in 2017.

Moune - The Legacy Of The Sun / Dubophonic 2018Being a multi-instrumentalist, Moune plays guitar, melodica, saxophone, flute and percussions. He also uses his voice in some of his compositions, sending out his conscious message.

He loves to mix the dubwize/electronic sounds with acoustic instruments and ethnic melodies, which results in the creation of very melodic and energetic dubwise music ... and all this produced in his bedroom studio!

The Legacy Of The Sun is the first release of Moune on the label. It includes altogether five tracks; two with vocals by Moune himselfand three instrumentals, all with a heavy ethnic dubwise feeling. All five tracks of the EP are composed, mixed and performed by Moune himself.

The best way to describe the style of this young French artist is not with words. You have to listen to it yourself and we are sure you will enjoy his musical adventure.

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01. La Root / 02. Fight For Your Rights / 03. Ideals / 04. Eclypsia / 05. The Moune Cult

AIRPLAY & REVIEWS
La Root played on Flirt 101.3 FM Ireland
Fight For You Rights on Dr. Strangedub's Echo Chamber / KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis
Ras Danny playing Ideals and La Root on Higher Reasoning Reggae Time
DJ Pauze plays Ideals on his Reggae Mix Show #397
Le Roots played on The Dub Zone #198

 
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