The Manor meets Madi Simmons - Feel The Vibration

After his album Walk With Jah back in 2018, his single Oh Lord and being one of the main artists behind the Creation Rockers and Foshan Roots projects (with the three albums Let's Make Waves, Sky Warrior Dub and Wing Chun Album), the UK reggae & dub artist/producer Brad Turner aka The Manor returns on Dubophonic Records with his a new tune. 

This time he collaborates with USA vocalist, Madi Simmons, who himself is no stranger on our label. He appeared also on many releases on our label, collaborating with Culture Horn, Dubsynaticx , Red Star Martyrs and Sax N Dub. He has also been awarded in 2018 as Best Male Independent Reggae Recording Artist and Best Album Of The Year (for I Am A Rootsman).

Focusing now on the new single, Feel The Vibrations is an uplifting track in a roots reggae style, presented in two versions: the vocal track with Madi shining on the vocals and the dub version, presented by The Manor!

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Starlight / Med Dred - Resident / Resident Dub [DUBR-704] (7inch polyvinyl dubplate)

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[DUBR-704] Starlight / Med Dred - Resident / Resident Dub (7inch polyvinyl dubplate)

A. Starlight - Resident
B. Med Dred - Resident Dub 

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The original riddim was released as digital single in 2023 entitled Forward Melodicas with Med Dred and Shaky Norman (the riddim has been in the Top 10 Outernational Chart 2023 on R&D Vibes / Radio Sonar in Italy). 

Since then, the track has been played on radio shows around the world, events and on Soundsystems in Cyprus with vocalist Starlight chanting on Med Dred's riddim about his own experiences as a Gambian refugee living in Cyprus and receiving a great feedback from the crowd, with people asking to release a vocal version on that riddim.This is how RESIDENT was created!

The time has come to finally drop RESIDENT on a special special edition 7 inch polyvinyl dubplate. It is cut on a limited run of 50 hand-numbered copies and it includes on the a side the vocal version by Starlight and on the b side a special dub by Med Dred! The vinyl is now being cut and will be released soon (we hope there will be no delays on vinyl cutting). Nevertheless, you can reserve your copy by per-ordering now!

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CREDITS

Vocal & Lyrics: A. Jallow aka Starlight
Music, Mixing & Production: Med Dred
Mastering: Flowmasterz
Dub Cutting Services: dubwise.it

Mikey Dub meets Devon Khemis - Against The Wall

Mikey Dub meets Devon Khemis - Against The Wall / Dubophonic (c) (p) 2023
Portland musician and producer Mikey Dub returns in 2024 with a new single. After his EP Triumphant Riddim released in 2023, his collaboration with Debbie Defire on Thank You, and the collaboration with Jamaican born vocalist Don Hartley on Causeless Shall Not Come, he releases his new single Against The Wall featuring Devon Khemis on the Vocals. 

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Devon Khemis found his musical calling through church choir performances and the vibrant sounds of Jamaican sound systems like "King Tubby" and "Black Starliner." Influenced by reggae icons such as Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, and The Abyssinians, Khemis began crafting songs at a tender age, his soulful voice echoing the rhythms of his homeland. His early years in music were shaped by collaborations with his uncle Desmond McLean, owner of "Macatak Muzik," where he released his debut album "Pure Khemistry" in 2007. Upon immigrating to the US at 14, Khemis continued to refine his musical talents while residing in Mt. Vernon, NY, under the mentorship of Ras Pablo, owner of a local print shop. It was in this vibrant musical community that Khemis cultivated his artistry before relocating to Portland, Oregon, where he collaborates with luminaries like Mikey Dub. Khemis's collaboration with Mikey Dub produced tracks like "First and the Last" and "Against The Wall," showcasing his versatile talent. Recently, Khemis released "Showers in the Rain," on Macatak Music, demonstrating his ongoing impact on the music scene. It is the first time, that he is releasing his vibes on Dubophonic Records.

Against the Wall is presented as usual in two versions: the vocal and the dub version. Featured on the tune is also Texas born Joby Tijerina (aka. Joby T.) on the Trumpet and Sax and Andrew Deetz on the keyboards.

 

Dub Idren - Public Enemy

Dub Idren - Public Enemy / Dubophonic (c) (p) 2024
Colombian artist Dub Idren and Mixcave Mastering meet on this new tune entitled Public Enemy, a musical reference to a famous speech Richard Nixon gave back in June 1971 about drug use. Amidst rising public concern, Nixon delivered a pivotal speech declaring "America's public enemy number one" to be "drug abuse." This marked the beginning of the "War on Drugs."

Nixon's rhetoric was strong, calling for a "new, all-out offensive" to combat the issue. He emphasized the need for a multi-pronged approach, targeting both drug supply and demand. The speech reflected Nixon's desire to project a strong image on law and order, a key theme of his presidency. He aimed to rally public support and resources for a national campaign against drugs.

Critics argue that Nixon's speech focused more on punishment than on treatment and prevention. It disproportionately affected minority communities, leading to mass incarceration. Nixon's rhetoric and policies had lasting consequences. The "war" metaphor fueled a militaristic approach, prioritizing law enforcement over treatment and prevention, with long-lasting consequences. Additionally, the focus on stopping supply disproportionately impacted minority communities, leading to mass incarceration. While the "War on Drugs" had initial support, its effectiveness remains debated.

Today, the conversation around drugs, particularly cannabis, has shifted dramatically. Many US states have legalized marijuana for recreational or medical use, a stark contrast to Nixon's all-out war. This change reflects growing public support for legalization, citing potential benefits like tax revenue, reduced crime, and the ability to regulate and control the substance.