Roadblock Dub Collective - Suwarnadub [DUB043]

Roadblock Dub Collective - Suwarnadub / Dubophonic (c) (p) 2021
Mid 2000s saw the beginning of the Roadblock Dub Collective. At that time, Iday & Sam settled in the same residence for their work at a local production house in the city of Tanjungkarang (Lampung). They had previously known each other, as fellow musicians from the Lampung scene. Iday is one of the founders of “Pimps,” the first Industrial outfit in Lampung. Together with “Pimps” he had released an album titled “Set Lampung on Fire!” in 2000. Meanwhile, Sam previously was a member of “Shooter Water,” Rocksteady-Ska music unit that is part of the “Pelita Crew” (one of the melting pots for many Lampung musicians in the late 1990s) and he released an album called “As Steady As A Rock” in 2001.

Roadblock Dub Collective was born after they used to share playlists between their working hours. Also shared insights into music production as part of their current job. Starting from the use of software, to the flow of a composition. They had released several bootlegs and remixes which were often played by local DJs at that time. Until 2009, they released their first single “Youth Culture“. A single that later brought them connected with many electronic music and Jamaican sound scenesters in the country.

The single “Youth Culture” itself indirectly encouraged them to have more intense interactions with several bedroom electronic musicians/producers in Lampung. Collectively, they often hold sets of electronic shows in various places, from music workshops at school to headliners at the biggest rave in Lampung at that time, The Beats Of Sumatera.

Having been on hiatus due to Iday & Sam moving out to different cities, Roadblock Dub Collective has just re-released their works “Mukadimah” (2015), and “Rua Jurai Echoes” (2016) for free and limited. Having held an independent mini tour in 2017, they released “Dutty Bizness” with InBassion Recs (Bass music label from Bogota, Colombia).

At this moment, Roadblock Dub Collective often shares the stage with many Indonesian dub acts, from the likes of Mantasticmate, Anjing Dub, Baxlaxboy, Radit Echoman, and Yella Sky Sound System. Together with these names they were also involved in a various artist album project; “Nusantara Dub Connection” in 2019. In this project Roadblock Dub Collective released “Intercity Dub“. Then, in June 2020, they released the single set “Sepinggungan/Russ” a collaboration with Terranova Waksman and Oddateee, a release supported by 100ribu recs. Still in the same year, Roadblock Dub Collective was involved in other various artist album projects. This time a project initiated by “Echo Chambers” (one of the oldest reggae radio shows in the United States) in collaboration with Dandada Records, a cutting edge dub music imprint from Portugal. In the project “Echo Chamber – Around The World In Dub Vol 11 & 12“, Roadblock released “Puaghi 45” along with many Dub acts worldwide.

Their first ep on Dubophonic Records is entitled Suwarnadub and it consists of six tracks: two vocal tracks (Ngelajau Dub & Achtung! Ghetto Lioness) in a fine style fusing Dancehal with Hip Hop, two dub mixes and two live dub mixes by the rising Cypriot dubmaster Sub Conscious Dub.

CREDITS: Ngelajau Dub: Vocals recorded at GMC Studio - Jakarta, engineered by Yulius Samiaji./ Electric Guitars by Andry Karnegie, recorded at Jiung Room 07 Studio - Jakarta, engineered by himself / Brass Section by Iriawan Wijaya, recorded at AD Studio - Palembang, engineered by Jemi Delvian / Contains a portion of ‘Tepik Tanggungan’ performed by Hila Hambala./ Mixed by Tegi Merkuri at SuaraSuku - Jakarta / Achtung! Ghetto Lioness: Vocals recorded at SuaraSuku - Jakarta, engineered by Ben Gunawi / Mixed by Ben Gunawi at SuaraSuku - Jakarta / Remixes: 3 & 4 Reconstructed by Roadblock Hi-Fi at Harmony Inn - Yogyakarta / 5 & 6 Live Dub Mix by Sub Conscious Dub at Tumbana Studio - Cyprus / Ngelajau Dub written by Hidayat Surodijoyo & Yulius Samiaji / Achtung! Ghetto Lioness written by Yulius Samiaji & Hidayat Surodijoyo / Produced by Roadblock Dub Collective / Artworks & photos by Nugroho Arif Prabowo / Mastered by Sub Conscious Dub at Tumbana Studio - Cyprus.

  

01 Ngelajau Dub / 02 Achtung! Ghetto Lioness / 03 Ngelajau Dub (Tahtim Mix) / 04 Achtung! Ghetto Lioness (Khesek Mix) / 05 Sub Conscious Dub - Ngelajau Dub (Tahtim Live Dub Mix) / 06 Sub Conscious Dub - Achtung! Ghetto Lioness (Khesek Live Dub Mix) 

Achtung! Ghetto Lioness & Live Dub Mix on Culture Dub Radio
Showcased by Tuffy G on The Blues Dancehall Show
Recommender by Reggaespace Radio

Messian Dread - Maranatha (dub & discomix) [DPH050]

Messian Dread - Maranatha (dub & discomix) Dubophonic Records (c) (p) 2021

Introducing Messian Dread, a versatile personality from the Netherlands: Producer, singer, player of instruments, writer, reviewer, selector, and editor/webmaster of DUBROOM.org, perhaps the longest running platform/netlabel, that promotes Dub Reggae and Consciousness" since 1997, where many artists have contributed to throughout the decades.

Somewhere in 1979-1980 Messian Dread discovered Reggae and especially the Dub variety. He was around 15 at that time and everything was quite different. The music and the sound was new, back then. You had the Mad Professor dubbing everyone crazy, the Scientist was introduced in the now legendary Greensleeves series. It was also the time of the extended versions aka Discomixes.

Early 1987, Messian Dread started a band and also began to experiment with dub, his great musical love. In 1997, ten years after he started to make music, Messian Dread started to publish his music world-wide through the Internet. Nowadays this seems a very normal and typical way to promote music, but back in those days with no Facebook or Soundcloud, it was not. In fact, it was frowned upon. Messian Dread can therefore be considered a pioneer in what has become normal now: independent artists producing their Dub & Reggae music online, from their heart to the heart of the listener.

His music has been played worldwide, throughout the decades. Next to his own Dubroom Label, the first chapter in the "Roots of Dub Funk" series had a quite successful track called "Jah Glory", an album called "Showcase" was released through Star Recordings and the "Dub Buds" (Phoenix Records) compilation had a track called "Transgenics Dub. Until today one of the hardest Steppa compilations ever released. or at least an online cult classic.

The music of Messian Dread is Roots Reggae. Even though he produces his music in a digital way, you'll hear his own roots are in the 1980's. Roots Reggae in the orthodox way, with conscious lyrics that often leave no question mark but definitely food for thought … and dub! It is very hard to find a vocal tune from Messian Dread and no Dub version that comes with it. In fact, one could say that Messian Dread is keeping the tradition of the 'Discomixes' where you'll get a vocal track and Dub version in one long mix alive. His obsession with long mixes comes from the 1980's you remember them too, the 12" versions, and he has always loved the extended versions in Reggae and also in the electronic music.

Maranatha was originally released in 2007 as a free download and we are proud to present you a (F)re(e)-issue of the track as an introduction to Messian Dread’s works and as an appetizer for the releases to follow. Tune starts with Dub and militant vibe and ends with the vocals. The track was definitely inspired by the so called riots which are really uprisings that were going on in 2006. Even more today.

Roots Reggae sounds best when it is mixed in the good way. The best way to mix Roots Reggae is in Dubwise style. Messian Dread's music is pure conscious Roots Reggae, mixed with the purpose of feeling the vibe always in a deeper and deeper way the more you listen. Music to listen to. To experience. 

CREDITS: Composed, written and produced by Messian Dread, Vocals by Messian Dread, Cover artwork by Messian Dread


Munay Ki Dub - Groove Of Meditation [DUB042]

Munay Ki Dub - Groove Of Meditation / Dubophonic Records (c) (p) 2021
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”.

In September 2019, Munay Ki Dub released their debut EP “MKD” with European dub label Dubophonic Records, lyrically using the English and Spanish languages as a form of political expression and social awareness/consciousness, musically gliding between digital roots reggae, dub & bass and steppa. Within the first few weeks of its release, MKD was sounding out on radios in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, Israel, Hawaii, Finland, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Holland, France, Australia, Canada and the US.

This is their new EP “Groove of Meditation", which includes four new tracks. It is recorded in the mythical Los Angeles studio in Traslasierra, Córdoba, Argentina, with technical production support from renowned sound engineer Felix Valls.

Munay Ki Dub are Rebecca Clements (vocals, violin, melodica, keyboard and percussion), Alejo González (programming, keyboard, bass, effects and vocals) and Roby Torcello (guitar).

01 Action / 02 Gayatri Dub / 03 One Love Dub / 04 Sueños 


One Love Dub on High Times
Article published in La Voz press
Showcased by Tuffy G on The Blues Dancehall Show
Gayatri Dub on Sounds Of The Caribbean 
Gayatri Dub on 2BOB Radio with Sista Selecta (Australia)
Nuff Respect Felix Valls
Endorsed by Dubblog
One Love Dub
on Sounds Of The Caribbean
Recommended by Jah Billah
Reviewed by  the Argentinian portal Reggae.Com.Ar


 

Eter Dub - Eternally Wise [DUB041]

Eter Dub - Eternally Wise  (c) (p) Dubophonic 2021Eter Dub was founded by the dub master Federico Balza, in Mendoza (Argentina), a graduated musician from the Universidad Nacionalde de Cuyo with studies on classical flute and member of the OrquestRa Sinfonica Juvenil (1st flute) in Argentina. As saxophonist (tenor/alt), flutist and keyboard player he collaborated with many reggae, dub and hip-hop bands like Zona Ganjah, Downbeat and Negritage touring around the independent scene of Latin America.

After releasing his first album back in 2016, entitled In Da Name Of Jah and is collaboration with Negritage on Greetings From Planet Dub, Eter Dub returns five years later with his brand new EP.

Eternally Wise offers a new fresh breeze in dub music. Just like his previous album, his sound is referencing to his background in classical music, with flute being the main instrument in his new ep.

Being accompanied by some great musicians on the oboe, guitar and drums, Eter Dub delivers four tracks of extended length, the longest being Chilling All Day Dub with over 10 minutes of length. Magical melodies and uplifting vibes, originality and an alternative approach to dub music – This is the sound of Eter Dub!

CREDITS: Drums: Di-Style / Guitars: Mauro Vergara / Oboe: Maria Jose Caballero / Flute, Sax, Keys & Dub Master: Federico Balza / Mix & Master: Denegri Records & Federico Balza. / Special Thanks: To Jah for de guidance and company along the way.


01 Eternally Wise / 02 Weed With Dub Love / 03 Dub Seshan 2 / 04 Chillin' All Day Dub

All Day Dub on High Times
Showcased by Tuffy G on The Blues Dancehall Show
Eternally Wise
on R&D Vibes
Weed With Dub Love
on Espaco Zion
Eternally Wise
on Monday Night Dub Session on WPRB
Weed With Dub Love
on Reggae Burning Etxea
Weed With Dub Lov
e on The Dub Zone
Eternally Wise on Meltin' Dub
Endorsed by Dubtronik Soundsystem
Showcased on Reggae Burning Etxea
R&D Vibes play Eternally Wise
Eternally Wise on Sounds Of The Caribbean With Selecta Jerry
Reviewed by Kultur Media
Weed With Dub Love
on Campus HiFi / Radio Campus Montpellier 102.2FM
Top 5 in the Hearthis dub chart
Recommended by Dubblog
Showased on El Cant De La Xitxarra
Reviewed by Reggae.Com.Ar
Recommended by Reggaespace

Muflon Dub Soundsystem ft. Melana - Steppin To The Highest Region [DUB040]

Muflon Dub Soundsystem ft. Melana / Dubophonic (c) 2021
After a successful release of their previous works compilation, time has come for some new music from Muflon Dub Soundsystem. Together with the charismatic vocalist Melana, they present a new powerful song about who we are and where we are going to.

“Steppin To The Highest Region” comes in 4 different versions. All of them give you lots of Dub effects, ambient spaces, heavy drum and bass and a very slow pace. Adding strong Roots and Biblical inspiration, conscious message and heartical vocals, the release has an upful vibe, good for meditation.

Muflon Dub Soundsystem: Reggae and Dub music project from Poland, founded by Muflon Man, Dub producer, songwriter and musician. For many years delivers Roots influenced progressive music in pursuit of Heartical Sound.

Melana: singer and songwriter from Poland. Having strong musical background and variety of artistic experience (opera and theatre career included), she started to record her own songs recently. This is where she met Muflon Man. This is first fruit of their cooperation, we hope for more songs in near future.


01 Steppin To The Highest Region / 02 Steppin To The Highest Dub / 03 Mystical Journey To The Top / 04 Every Single Binghi  Night
Played bu Strefa Dread on Polskie Radio (National Radio Poland)
Played by Selecta Jerry on Sounds Of The Caribbean 

Munay Ki Dub - Sueňos [DUB039]

Munay Ki Dub - Sueňos / Dubophonic (c) 2021
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”. 

Munay Ki Dub  / Dubophonic
In September 2019, Munay Ki Dub released their debut EP “MKD” with  Dubophonic Records, lyrically using the English and Spanish languages as a form of political expression and social awareness/consciousness, musically gliding between digital roots reggae, dub & bass and steppa. Within the first few weeks of its release, MKD was sounding out on radios in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, Israel, Hawaii, Finland, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Holland, France, Australia, Canada and the US. 

Currently Munay Ki Dub is preparing to release their new EP “Groove of Meditation” with Dubophonic Records, recorded in the mythical Los Angeles studio in Traslasierra, Córdoba, Argentina, with technical production support from renowned sound engineer Felix Valls.

Sueños invites you to pursue your dreams through the very groove of meditation. The song came to life in the mystical hills of central Argentina and was born to electronic dub trio Munay Ki Dub just as the first lockdown set in. Inspired by a strange stillness and introspectiveness that appeared to cover the world in those first weeks, Sueños is a call from within, a call to keep going, to expand, into your light. We make dreams come true.

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Played on Espaço Zion
Included in the new edition of PCP podcast
Played on the latest edition of The Dub Zone
Played by Selecta Jerry on Sounds Of The Caribbean
Reviewed by Selector Conciencia