Tokiboun In Dub - Dub Valley (ft. Nish Wadada, Nehdiman, Oryo, Jah93) [DUB062]

Tokiboun In Dub - Dub Valley (ft. Nish Wadada, Nehdiman, Oryo, Jah93) / Dubophonic 2023
French-Swiss producer Tokiboun in Dub is back. After his 2022 four-track instrumental EP Mountain Vibrations with William Jacquement on the Trombone and Full Vibes on the flute, he returns in 2023 with his new EP entitled Dub Valley. Having the desire to share good vibrations and to create several versions of one single rhythm. he has contacted the artists he loves and he presents the following four tracks on the EP: 

Water Valley features the enchanting Nish Wadada on the vocals. The Dutch singer of Cape Verdean descent from Rotterdam, quickly made a name for herself in the European roots and dub scene. Initially active in the world music scene, Nish gradually became more and more fascinated by reggae and Rastafari, enjoying international recognition through her conscious and uplifting lyrics and her collaborations with Brizion, Dub Dynasty, Kibir La Amlak and Ashanti Selah, just to name a few! 

Valley Of Fire features the Japanese female musician and instrumentalist Oryo on the violin. She has already been featured in the past on our label on Shanti-K’s EP Revolution. 

Earth Valley features Mehdiman on the vocals. Mehdiman, born in Iran and now living in Germany, started his career playing guitar and as a backup vocalist for several bands. He has a great raggamuffin style that will make you get up and move.

Valley Of The Wind features, Jah93 AKA Kumi, hailing from Hiroshima/Japan and stepping in with the melodica riffs on this one! Jah93 has also been brought forward internationally to the masses by a great variety of some of the long-standing names in the business such as Chazbo (Bush Chemists / Roots Temple), OBF Sound system (Dubquake) and has been featured by the mighty Aba Shanti-I through various productions that she has done with Ashanti Selah.

Featured on Rootfire
Recommended by the Juno Download Reggae Staff 
Recommended by RastaRespect
Recommended by Explorations In Dub

Messian Dread - Dangerous Discomixes [DUB061]

Messian Dread - Dangerous Discomixes  / Dubophonic Records (c) (p) 2023

The concept of a DJ chanting over a riddim and singers jumping in and out is not new, not original, not uncommon. Where many styles and genres have incorporated the concept, no one can take away the fact that this all started in Jamaica during the 1970's and even before that. No one can deny that Roots Reggae music, mixed in Dub style, is a perfect foundation for a DJ to chant over and exactly that is what you can find in the new showcase album of Messian Dread.

When the B-sides of Jamaican singles gradually changed from a mere instrumental version to a complete dub work-out by ones like King Tubby's, all of this paved the way for the maxi-singles or twelve-inch vinyl records: the extended mix containing both vocal and dub version in one long stop mix, often called discomixes.

Dangerous Discomixes honors this tradition with nine traditional discomixes, all created by Messian Dread in his Dubroom studio between the years 2014-2015. Some material was pre-recorded in studio's like ARIWA, the vocals were legally obtained and licensed, but everything was completely re-arranged and fit into original Dubroom riddims. It includes nine traditional Roots Reggae discomixes, digging deeper into the vast ocean of the vibes of Messian Dread. All tracks are original Dubroom productions. The vocals (Kojak, Horseman, Seamus, Clifton, Dillinger, U-Roy, Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Trinity) are legally obtained and licensed, the music and vocal arrangement created and mixed by Messian Dread with real horns, real this-and-that and of course real, authentic dub mixing.

Nine extended tracks, with the first half carrying the original Reggae riddim with full length lyrical content, followed by its dub version. Experience how dub is actually transforming a Reggae track into a spaced-out piece of ear candy. 

Come Hail the Lord on Radio Campus Agners / Bamboo Station (FR)
Nutty Walk on Showcased on Radio Galaxy / Sound 4 Massive (FR)
Mash Down Satan on Roots N Reggae Show (AUS)
Dangerous and Famous on Kane FM (UK)
Babylon System on Riddim Operator
On rotation on Reggae Chalet Radio
Featured on Radio Excaliber (GR)
Recommended by Explorations In Dub 
Reviewed by Culture Dub
Featured on Dubblog
On rotation on Good Music Radio
Recommended by Rasta Respect

Menilek - Son Of Solomon [DPH056]

Menilek - Son Of Solomon / Dubophonic Record (c) (p) 2023
Menilek is a dub reggae producer and instrumentalist from USA. He inspired by roots reggae dub in the vein of the legends: Scratch Perry, Scientist, and King Tubby to name a few.

Named after the legendary emperor, who according to the 14th century national epic Kebra Negast is said to have inaugurated the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia, son of the biblical King Solomon of ancient Israel and of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, 

Menilek's  debut album is entitled Son of Solomon' and it is a love letter to the late 70s and early 80s dubs that inspired him to start producing and performing reggae music. 

The album includes seven tracks in a deep dubwise style influenced by the traditional roots reggae dub and is offered for free download from Bandcamp and for streaming on all main platforms.

Chalice Dub on Meltin Dub / RDWA 170.5FM (FR)
Dub Along The Watchtower on HOT78 Radio Dub Show (JAPAN)
River Jordan on Sounds Of The Caribbean
Top of the Hearthis charts
Featured on World A Reggae 
On Rotation on B-Side Gourmet Radio

Munay Ki Dub ft Rebel-I - Andes Dub [DUB060]

Munay Ki Dub ft Rebel-I - Andes Dub / Dubophonic Records (c) (p) 2023
Munay Ki Dub is an electronic dub trio, representing a new breed of dub artists. Hailing up from the mountains of central Argentina, they combine live instruments such as violin, melodica, percussion, bass and guitar with programming, effects and digital instruments. The name comes from the South American Quechua language and means “I Love Dub”.

Andes Dub is a collaboration between Munay Ki Dub and Peruvian artist Rebel-I. The song evokes the importance of Andean culture, its intimate relationship with nature and core beliefs. Musically, the tune explores the stepper style and is infused with synthesisers, flute and conscious lyrics delivered by Rebel-I.

Recorded in the mystical AKS studio of French producer Mr Zebre in Lima, Peru, mixed by Alejo González in the MKD studio in Córdoba, Argentina, and mastered by Alejo González and Martin Ventura (bithous). Music by Alejo González. Lyrics by Alvaro Olivares

Played on Espaco Zion
Recommended by Juno Downloads
Reviewed by Culture Dub
On rotation on Good Music Radio
Featured on Explorations In Dub
Recommended by Dubtronik Soundsystem