SOON THE DARKNESS "THE ALCHEMIST" (Official Video)
Soon The Darkness EP Out Feb. 7th!
DUB GABRIEL - ADSR DUB - OUT NOW - VINYL & DIGITAL
2017 marks the return of Dub Gabriel with his 5th full-length solo album entitled “ADSR DUB”. After his critically acclaimed 2013 album, Raggabass Resistance, Gabriel locked himself away in the studio and went into complete isolation in what Gabriel refers to as “one of the most prolific times of his 20 year career ”. Mixing his love for classic dub productions with vintage analog tape echoes, spring reverbs and tubes, with his love of krautrock and his collection of Moog, Arp and Korg analog synthesizers, to give us one of the most original albums to come out in recent time.
Featuring guest performances by Addis Pablo, son of the legendary Augustus Pablo. Ranking Joe, who rose to prominence in the 1970’s on such legendary labels as Studio 1, as well as his collaborations with King Tubby. And, The Spaceape, who became the voice of U.K. Dubstep through his groundbreaking work with Burial, Kode 9 & The Bug. Recorded in San Francisco at d/a/c laboratory for research & development, mastered by the legendary, Kevin Metcalfe, at Sound Masters in the U.K. and cover art by acclaimed French illustrator, Olivier Bonhomme.
Dub Gabriel recorded live at d/a/c labs 7/1/15 - 100% 7" vinyl set - Over 2 1/2 hours of strictly roots reggae & dub
Conscious music for conscious minds!
Conscious music for conscious minds!
- Horace Andy – Youths Of Today
- Junior Byles – Beat Down Babylon
- Johnny Clark – Don’t Want To Be No Rude Boy
- Trinity – Phsams
- Desi Roots – Weed Fields
- Johnnt Clarke – King In A Di Arena
- Linval Thompson – Jah Jah Is The Conqueror
- Kojak – Black Skin
- George Boswell – Jah Fire
- Phillip Myers – Getho Struggle
- Early B – No Funny Tricks
- Joy White – Dread Out De
- Jah Joe – Dreadlocks Song
- Denis Brown & Augustus Pablo – Spirit Of Umoja
- Almighty Stones – Penetrate
- Martin Campbell & The Hi-Tech Roots Dynamics – Richman
- Barry Brown – Politician
- Freddie McGregor – Rasta Have Faith
- Zig Zag – Rasta Clean
- Brent Dowe – Down Here In Babylon
- Shaumark and Robinson – Weak Hear Feel It (part 1)
- Hugh Mundell – Great Tribulation
- Tristan Palmer – Bad Boys
- Barry Brown – Release The Chain
- Bunny & Ricky – Freedom Fighter
- Doc Alimantado – I Shall Fear No Evil
- Big Youth – Dreader Than Dread
- George Taylor Pace Setter Band – Sweet Talk
- Clint Eastwood – Production Plan
- Eric Monty Morris – He Is Back
- Hopeton James – Get Up Blackman
- Asher & Tremble – Humble Yourself
- Denis Brown – General
- Lee & Junior – Dreader Locks
- Big Joe – Bitter Water Rock (Re-Mix)
- Prince George – Babylon Kingdom Fall
- Jah Brown – Freedom Fighter
- The Upsetters – Black Belt Jones
- Tayon – Disco Pants
- Prince Far I – Frontline Speech
- P. Weston – Royal Cord
- I-Roy – Caveman Skank
- Toyan – Tracks & Socks
- Barry Brown – Juks And Watch
- Sammy Dread – I Wont Cry
- I-Roy – Tribute To Marcus Garvey
- Prince Alla – Forty Days And Forty Nights
- Prince Mohammed – Come Mek We Rub A Dub
- The Immortals – Babylon
- Dill And The Pickles – Nine O’Clock
- Bob Andy – War In The City
- Eric Donaldson – Freedom Street
70-90% of digital sales a artist receives is from iTunes. It’s decision to switch to a streaming service will not only put the final nail in the coffin of record sales, they choose to hold artist hostage with no other option. They have decided a self imposed 3 free month trial where artist and labels will not be even paid for the streams in it’s peak time of discovery.
You have to understand, Independent artist and labels who press vinyl are not doing it to just follow a trend, but for survival. Bandcamp, artist websites and independent record shops are the only true resource to truly support the craft of recorded arts. People like to think that artist can just survive off of playing out, but that is a whole other dilemma of regional promoters, clubs, venues and underground parties being blocked out and monopolized from by corporate backed mega festivals. Music, like other art mediums needs to be respected into our culture to all that it gives.
My personal feeling, streaming services is like looking at a jpeg of a Vincent van Gogh. But beyond the argument of what is best for music delivery, we must look at it as a social responsibility. It helps create our identity and takes us on journeys of new perspectives. Support culture in our society, not marketing on the back of recording artist everywhere to sell more iphones. Apple doesn’t care if profit is made from streaming as long as they can keep selling you the phone.
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Big up to Reggae Records out of Japan for picking our Dub Gabriel feat. Ranking Joe w/ RSD Remix on it's best singles for 2014!
Following the release of their acclaimed debut Battle Cry LP, Tour de Force has enlisted an all star international roster of dub and bass music producers in Battle Cry Remixed , a 15-track compilation of remixes from their crucial album. The stellar list of remixers include Hungarian/UK dubstep whiz DJ Madd, American raggabass pioneer Dub Gabriel, Canadian dub-meets-electro kingpin Dubmatix, UK reggae producer Adam Prescott, French dub pioneer Brain Damage, among others.
We are deeply sadden to hear the news of the passing of Stephen Gordon aka The Spaceape. It was a pleasure to both get to know the man and to collaborate with. His work on the track, Is this Revolution was a lyrical masterpiece. A true poet with the direct lineage of greats like Last Poets, LKJ, Mutabaruka and others, he brought a realness to everything he touched. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
From Hyperdub Records
We are devastated to announce that on Thursday 2nd October, Stephen Samuel Gordon aka The Spaceape, vocalist, poet and live performer, passed away peacefully after a 5 year struggle with a rare form of cancer. He leaves behind his wife Luciana and 6 year old daughter, Cleo. His first release was the 1st release on Hyperdub, 'Sine of the Dub' in 2004 with Kode9, with whom he also released 2 albums, Memories of the Future (2006) and Black Sun (2011). In 2012 he also self-released the Xorcism EP, appeared on the track 'Spaceape' on Burial's debut album in 2006, and also collaborated with The Bug, Martyn, Jerry Dammers, Redshape, Dub Gabriel, the Echologist and more. Last Monday he released his new EP with Kode9, 'Killing Season' including the video 'Devil is a Liar' https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=_Dtc4Y4Xyjo which was filmed in July 2014.Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and all who have been touched by his writings and performances. His Hyperdub family will always miss him.