Foshan Roots - Sky Warrior Dub [DPH033]

Foshan Roots - Sky Warrior Dub // DubophonicFoshan Roots - Sky Warrior Dub // Dubophonic
We are starting a new series of releases, exploring and re-discovering Springline Records, one of the most underrated reggae and dub labels. It has been operational from 2003 until 2012, releasing music on vinyl, on audio tapes and later in digital format. With artists coming mainly coming from the UK underground, the style of the label was strongly influenced by the Jamaican roots music of the 70s with a sound very kin to that of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Black Ark studio.

But the resemblance to Black Ark studio goes far more than just the sound and the music. After 10 years of operation, two vinyl releases and many tapes and digital releases the label stopped its operations. All releases were discontinued in 2013 & all master recordings were lost or destroyed or on purpose deleted/thrown away, with the owner of the label deciding to put an end to that musical adventure. What is left nowadays are some articles and reviews on the internet, reminding the era of a great label, which unfortunately did not get the recognition it deserved.

All this happened at the time when Dubophonic was just starting its own musical adventure in 2013. We don’t know if it was meant to be, if a higher force controls everything and connects everything together, but thanks to Gibsy Rhodes, owner of Springline Records, we got our hands on some crucial tunes found forgotten on a hard disc, which was saved from destruction. Ruff takes, dubplates, alternative cuts, demos and a few unreleased works; a true treasure to our ears!

From our new series entitled The lost archive of Springline Records comes Sky Warrior Dub. It was never released before, until today! Foshan Roots was formed as a studio band by Thomas Dewey and Brad Turner in the summer of 2012 in the UK, working together on various projects (Roots, Reggae, Dub). Being able to establish a great connection and to overstand each other telepathically, the musical workings just started flowing. The name of their band reflects the vibes of their music.

All recordings & mixes were done in their own studio (CAF Studios). Brad & Tom play all the instruments themselves, shared out equally, so to give a different feel each time. Sky Warrior Dub consists of nine dubwise tracks in a deep rootikal style, reflecting the mystical vibes of the band! Welcome to Foshan Roots, the peaceful ZEN-warriors. Enjoy the journey to Jah music!


01 Chuka Dub / 02 IP Man Dub / 03 Double Sword Dub / 04 Martial Dub / 05 Snake Attack Dub / 06 Sifu Dub / 07 Warrior Dub / 08 Shaolin Dub / 09 Dragon Fire Dub
Sifu Dub on Roots n' Toots
Dragon Fire Dub on  The DubSide / KBCS Radio 91.3 FM
Pete Cogle includes Snake Attack Dub in The Dub Zone #190 
Jahnabet plays Foshan Roots in Irie Trip on Paranoise Radio
Recommended by Dub-A-Rebel
 Snake Attack Dub played on CEM Podcast
Recommended by CCTrax with 4 stars and awarded ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Recommended by  Netaudio Drops online magazine
Reviewed by Rebel Base
Recommended by Starfrosh
Reviewed by the Belgian Reggae Community magazine
Chuka Dub awarded TUNE OF THE DAY by FMA
ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS 2017Reggae Roots Review
Recommended by Bass & Space
Recommended by Soulguru 
The Dub Zone #191 plays Chuka Dub
Featured on  the January 2018 issue of Irie Magazine / Irie Releases
Recommended by the Russian community #EMDub 
Foshan Roots on Lockdown Radio UK
Played by Ras Danny on High Reasoning Reggae Time KBOO 90.7 FM Portland
Sifu Dub on Rocco's Spiritual Vibrations on RastFM
Dragon Fire Dub included in the January Airplay of Paranoise Radio
Selecta Jerry plays it on Sounds of the Caribbean
Showcased on Pauzeradio 
Sounds of the Caribbean plays Snake Attack Dub
Sky Warrior Dub & Chuka Dub on 91.3 KBCS Gregory D'Elia on Variations show (5/1 & 12/1)
Recommended by Musique Libre
Chuka Dub on Roberdub Radio
Gregory D'Elia plays Snake Attack Dub on the 17/8/18 on KBCS91.3FM
Snake Attack Dub on Sounds of the Caribbean 
Double Sword Dub on Density of Sound
Chuka Dub awarded TUNE OF THE DAY 
Gregory D'Elia plays Dragon Fire Dub on the 17/8/18 on KBCS91.3FM