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[DPH025] Mastermind XS - Keep on moving

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[DPH025] Mastermind XS - Keep on moving / Dubophonic
Cat. Nr.: [DPH025]
Artist: Mastermind XS
Title: Keep on moving
Genre: Reggae, Indie Rock, Dub, Fusion
Country: Germany
Release date: 30/8/2016

 
[DPH025] Mastermind XS - Keep on moving / DubophonicMastermind XS is a dub-project from Saarbrucken/Germany, created by Daniel Stephan (guitar, bass, keyboard, programming, sitar) and Heiko Petry (vocals, lyrics, melodica, keyboard). Their music is based on a solid dub foundation: heavy basslines with conscious lyrics and deeply rooted dub & reggae with an interesting twist, integrating many influences such as electro, ethnic music, drum/n/bass and even indie or punk. Their sound unites different styles, which hardly fits into one single genre and are always exploring new musical spaces, combining their Ableton skills and live instruments, forming a unique ear-candy-mixture of grooves.

They have been busy releasing their music since October 2010 on diverse netlabels. Their first EP “One Dub Many Roots“, was released on the French netlabel LCL, while in 2011 their first long-player ”Reset all systems“ was released on Angel Dust Records. Their next album “Freedom of choice” was released in august 2014 again on LCL.

Dubophonic is proud to host their new album “Keep on moving”. It’s a compilation of 12 songs representing their unique and unconventional blend of dub & reggae. Modern and roots-elements are combined with drum/n/bass, electro, dubstep, indie rock heavy guitars, conscious lyrics and of course deep basses and delays.

Mastered by the pioneering artist, producer and peace activist Celt Islam, their new release (and their first on our netlabel) is a proof of the duo’s strength and innovation: writing reggae and dub oriented music with socially conscious lyrics and musically exploring different ideas, oscillating between danceable and meditative, powerful and calm, groovy and heavy, on their quest to define the far distanced borders of dub music.



01 Aliens // 02 Fortress of ignorance // 03 Keep on moving // 04 Brothers and sisters // 05 Our burning house // 06 Walking dub // 07 Living stone // 08 Vampires // 09 Human rights // 10 Bye bye Babylon // 11 Visionary dub // 12 Waiting for the sun dub

All tracks mastered by the Celt Islam

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Mastermind XS - Indie rock meets dub

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Brand new release coming out for free download on the 30th Aug 2016 by the German duo Mastermind XS. Mastered by pioneering artist, producer and peace activist Celt Islam, the release adds another step to our quest to define the far distanced borders of dub music.  

Dubophonic is proud to host their album “Keep on moving”, a compilation of 12  songs representing their unique and unconventional blend of dub, indie rock, reggae and socially conscious lyrics, with a touch of electro and dubstep ... and the exploration continues!

Reggae Sunjam Cyprus - 2 days of love & unity

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Reggae Sunjam Cyprus / Dubophonic / Dub Riots, Djiman, Dub Thomas, Haji Mike, Med Dred, Sensijam, Unity Crew
It is with great pleasure that Dubophonic is co-organising alongside Easy Going Productions and Suzie Selecta a unique experience for all the Reggae lovers on the island of Cyprus and establishing an annual event in the heart of summer! In collaboration with Paradise Place we bring you the first edition of Reggae Sunjam Cyprus, a two day festival taking place on the 13th and 14th of August, hosting international artists from our label and a number of local acts and DJs.

Reggae, Roots, Dub, and Dancehall will get you dancing through the two days, at one of the most beautiful locations in Cyprus, next to the sea, with the most amazing sunset and nature all around! Free camping place, ital food, drinks and good vibrations.



Dub Riots (GR): Dub-Steppa duo formed in 2008 in Athens,Greece, coming to Cyprus ready to smash the dubfloors with their live dub manipulations.

Djiman (CH): Singer, dubmaker, dub activist & soundsystem builder, coming from his European tour with Mexican Stepper and with appearances in many countries he meets Dub Thomas in a powerful dub meeting!

Sensijam (CY): Reggae dub band outta Cyprus formed in 2012 and just returned from their tour in Uk and Holland. Their first single "Uhuru" was mixed at Tuff Gong studios, Jamaica. Big Up brothers!

Unity Crew (CY): Live Act outta Cyprus founded in 2015 by djs, singers & players of instruments, unifying the island through the power of Reggae music! Dub Thomas, Med Dred, brother Andreas and sister Christina meed puppa Haji Mike ina unity style!

[DUB005] Hermit Dubz ft. Knati P - Fyah Fi Babylon

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Cat. Nr.: [DUB005]
Artist: Hermit Dubz ft. Knati P
Title: Fyah Fi Babylon
Genre: Roots, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub
Country: Cyprus, Jamaica
Release date: 23/07/2016


Hermit Dubz: The elusive dub hermit, often unseen, toiling away in his hermit cave, meditating on low frequency vibrations. This secretive character grew up travelling the world. From an early age, the love of reggae and dub was instilled in him, and would remain his deepest love. Moving to England in the 90s as a teenager, he discovered the newly awakening electronic dance music scene and was soon DJing and creating his own sonic experiments. Over the years, the reclusive Hermit Dubz has been accumulating a horde of dub influenced sonic artefacts, and more recently building the Hermit Cave studios in Birmingham, Uk. After a long period of experimentation, isolation, meditation and contemplation, Hermit Dubz has re-emerged, ready to unleash his sonic relics.

Knati P:  Musician, painter (the artwork for this release is a painting by Knati), and entertaining performer with a unique vocal style. He studied at the Jamaica School of Art, moved to Brixton, London, in the late 1980s and regularly took part in the Notting Hill festival. In the year 2000 he was voted MC of the year. He has an impressive recording/performing record (Pineapple Tribe, Jah Observer, R.D.K, Manasseh, Equalizer, Skanga International Muzik etc.) and is a much respected lyricist, vocalist and MC.

The two artists met in Surrey, UK, at a dance where Knati was performing with his local sound system, Da Vinci. They have been friends and musical collaborators ever since, and the result is some great riddims, which remained hidden in the Hermit’s cave for quite some time. We managed to get hold of some those tracks and we present them to you today in the form of an EP. "Fyah fi Babylon” consists of 3 vocal tracks and 3 blazing dubs. We hope that the bass heavy sound of Hermit Dubz and the original Jamaican voice of Knati P will be the perfect combination for your upliftment.

(download in different formats/quality)
Bandcamp / iTunes / Juno Downloads / Google Play / Amazon

GET IT ON CD
(The cd includes three additional bonus cuts not included in the digital release)
 

01 Knati P - Fyah fi Babylon / 02 Hermit Dubz - Fyah fi Babylon dub / 03 Knati P - Boom Draw / 04 Hermit Dubz - Boom  Draw dub / 05 Knati P - Last Chance / 06 Hermit Dubz - Last Chance dub

AIRPLAY & REVIEWS
Marshall Brillie plays "Last Chance" on Outta My Yard Radio
Selecta Jerry airplay on Sounds of the Caribbean EP 471 & EP 469
Fyah Fi Babylon played by Ras Danny on KBOO Community Radio
Rascal recommendded!
Turntable Terrorist plays Fyah Fi Babylon on WLUW 88.7 FM 

 
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