[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one

[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one
Artist: Dubkey/Dubophonic
Title: United as one
Cat: [DPH017]
Genre: Reggae, Roots, Dub
Country: Argentina, Cyprus, France, Malta, UK
Release date: 20-09-2014
CC Licenses-by-nc-nd/3.0

The idea of collaborating with other netlabels has been long into the minds of Dub Thomas from Dubophonic and Manwel Tabone from Dubkey Records. Like a netlabel is a family of artists under a common roof, the two originators wanted to expand this family idea on the next level, creating an expanded family between the netlabels themselves. This is the first step for more collaboration between like-minded artists

The result of this collaboration is more than just a mere compilation of tracks. All the tunes have been written and produced from scratch, exclusive for this release and the riddims were written by the artists of both labels. The “raw” material was exchanged between the two netlabels, the vocal messages were added and then once again the tracks travelled back to the other side for the dubs and remixes. So basically every single track has been made with the contribution of artists from both sides in an organic and productive way.

The release consists of 4 riddims by Red Star Martyrs, Ashley, Med Dred and Negritage, all presented in 4 different cuts each. Vocalised by Zion Irie & Singer Tempa and dubbed/mixed accordingly ina roots and culture style. Special mixes were included by Jah Rootikal Steppers and Manwel Tabone himself. Nuff respect Felix Dub Caravan for the live bass and guitars on the Roots-o-pohonic riddim (tracks 9 & 10). Last but definitely not least, the irie melodica of Mind’s Eye Dub on the Negritage riddim, blows away the badness and sends positive vibrations of I-nity and One-ness.

TRACKS: 01 Zion Irie - Run Come / 02 Red Star Martyrs - Roots Rock Rebel / 03 Red Star Martyrs - Roots Rock Rebel (Jah Rootikal Steppers Mix) / 04 Zion Irie - Dem Don't Know Righteousness / 05 Ashley - Dem Don't Know Dub / 06 Ashley - His Majesty Dub / 07 Ashley - His Majesty Dub (Manwel T Mix) / 08 Singer Tempa - So Hungry / 09 Med Dred - So Hungry 4 Dub / 10 Med Dred - Roots-o-phonic / 11 Med Dred - Roots-o-phonic (Manwel T Mix) / 12 Zion Irie - Lie, Lie, Lie / 13 Negritage - Stay Away From Badness / 14 Negritage - Stay Away From Badness (Ashley Mix) / 15 Negritage feat. Mind's Eye Dub - Blow Away The Badness 

So Hungry 4 Dub on The DUBside KBCS 91.3 FM
Roots-O-Phonic on The Dub Side / 91.3 KBCS
 Dr Strangedub plays Blow Away The Badness on Echo Chamber KFAI 90.3FM
Pete Cogle's The Dub Zone #153 
Partytime Radio includes Med Dred/Singer Tempa in the Best of 2014 playlist
The Pow Town Get Show 5/12
Ras Memmo plays 2 tracks 30/11
High Fyah Risk plays 4 tracks on Radio Villafranca
Dr. Strangedub spins a tune on the Echo Chamber 5/11/14
Direct Impact outta Japan spin some tunes on their show "Keep it Real" 30/10/14 
Reservoir Dub spins Zion Irie and Red Star Martyrs
Saetchmo's Echochamber plays Negritage 2/10/14
The Dub Zone 18/10/14 episode with three tracks
Sounds of the Caribbean by Selecta Jerry
Dr Strangedub starts the latest Echo Chamber with "Blow away the badness"
Culture Dub review and 2 tracks played on their show 23/9/14
4 tracks played on Lord Bitum's show on Party Time Radio & on Higher Reasoning Reggae Time
4 tracks played on Meltin' Dub show
A German review by Dublog.de
Awarded by Albert Trapezoid as Best of 2014 on netlabelism.com
"Dubkey meets Dubophonic. These top tier reggae Netlabels release a collection of songs created by collaborations between artists from each label. This cross-pollination features great musicians, creative producers, excellent riddims, and a uniformly excellent collection of songs. Whether you like straight ahead reggae tunes, versions, or dubbed out tracks, it’s all here. Much respect."
Cerebral Rift awards United As One 8 out of 10
Massive review of on netlabelism.com, awarded 4.5 outta 5
Rebel Base reviews United As One
Nice review of United As One by  the oldest belgian reggae site Reggae.be
Review by Culture Dub 
Massive review by dubroom.org 
Med Dred on Organic Vibes
Awarded 4/5 stars by Dubblog