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ADSR DUB

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.

 

 

 

 



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About Dub Gabriel

Dub Gabriel is a music producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in San Francisco. He started his career 20 years ago in New York City, throwing warehouse parties in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which at the time was a little known area, but his parties helped lay down the groundwork for nightlife in the now Brooklyn mecca. NYC press was taking notice and soon after, he was being featured in such publications as Interview, New York Times, Time Out NY & Village Voice. This eventually led to some of the biggest clubs in NYC booking Dub Gabriel, at places such as The Limelight, Twilo, APT, Cielo, Tonic, Knitting Factory and others. 

In 2005, he was offered a residency at Goya in Berlin, located at the original location of the notorious Metropol club & was built in a turn of the century opera house that survived two world wars. While living in Berlin, he toured continuously through Europe playing everywhere from anarchist squats to mega-festivals. 

In 2007, Dub Gabriel moved back to the States to San Francisco and in the following year he established his record label, Destroy All Concepts, a genre-defying label that was designed to be the home for various projects of Gabriel’s collaborations and productions. Highlight of guests include reggae legends, U-Roy, Ranking Joe & Brother Culture. Also, U.K. Dubstep pioneers, The Spaceape & Warrior Queen. And, world music giants, Master Musicians of Jajouka & Balkan Beat Box, as well as members of rock’s elite including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Stipe of R.E.M., David J of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets and Golgol Bordello vocalist/percussionist, Pedro Erazo. 

His albums have all been critic’s picks in the music press. Dangerous Minds says “Gabriel showing ultimate respect for the dubwise tradition as he seeks to launch it deep into this new century.” Billboard compared him to Brian Eno, XLR8R called his albums a “Philosophical Masterpiece” & Paste called it a “Kubrickian Soundtrack For Future Societies”. 

Besides his love for the studio, Dub Gabriel still finds time to keep an active touring schedule throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at such festivals as Outside Lands in California, Shambahala Music Festival in British Columbia and Fusion Festival in Germany to name a few.



Press Quotes

“Bass Album of the Year!” - Generation Bass

"Dub Gabriel opens a new chapter in dub with ‘Raggabass Resistance’"
- Dangerous Minds

“The cross-cultural fusion is a philosophical masterpiece” -
XLR8R.

"Bridging the Roots to Dubstep & into the future, Check it!
- International DJ (U.K.)

"Gabriel proves as adept at the genre-smashing game as anyone around” - Time Out New York.

“Dub Gabriel supplies the bigness and relentlessness you need for a modern dub fix” - LA Weekly.

“His tracks variously bring to mind moments of Thievery Corporation, Bill Laswell and Brian Eno, but overlays these influences with Gabriel’s distinctive flair. *CRITICS PICK!” - Billboard.

“Gabriel firmly embraces an identity formed by a punk rock youth a progressive spiritual consciousness and equal adoration for dub, electronic and world music traditions” - Resonance.

“Plays like a Kubrickian soundtrack for future societies where all the worlds instruments are thrown into one circle and the orgy is conducted by none other than archangel Gabriel himself” - Paste.


Select Discography

Dub Gabriel - "ADSR DUB" (Destroy All Concepts) - Album

Dub Gabriel feat. Ranking Joe - Freedom Fighter (Destroy All Concepts) - 7" Vinyl

Brooklyn Jungle Soundsystem - Kulture (Destroy All Concepts) - 7" Vinyl

Dub Gabriel feat. Warrior Queen & Dr. Israel - My Gun (Destroy All Concepts) - 7" Vinyl

Dub Gabriel feat. U-Roy - Luv n' Liv  (Destroy All Concepts) - 7" Vinyl

Dub Gabriel - "Raggabass Resistance" (Destroy All Concepts) - Album

Tour de Force - Battle Cry Remixed (Dubstuy Records) - Remix

DJ Shotnez (feat Throes + the Shine) - "Hoje Festa" - Remix

Maga Bo - "Quilombo Do Futuro Remixed" (Post World Industries) - Remix

Jajouka Soundsytem feat. Dub Gabriel, Bachir Attar and David J - "Transnational Dubstep" (Six Degrees) - Compilation

Dubblestandart vs David Lynch & Lee Scratch Perry - "Chrome Optimism Remixes" (Echo Beach)  - Remix

Michael Stipe & Dub Gabriel - "Ciao My Shining Star" (Shout Factory / Sony) - Writing and Production

Gaudi - "No Prisoners" (Six Degrees) - Co-Production on "Barracudub”

Meditronica Remixes (Rare Noise) - Remix

Laya Project Remixes (Earthsync) - Remix

Meditronica - "Mediterranean Electronics" (Rare Noise) - Album

Balkan Beat Box - "Nu Made" (Crammed/J Dub) - Remix

Dub Gabriel - "Anarchy & Alchemy" (Destroy All Concepts) - Album

N.I.C. in Dub (Hammerbass France) - Album

Bambu Brothers (Azra) - Album

Raiz - "Uno" (Universal Records) - Remix

Dub Gabriel - "Bass Jihad" (Azra) - Album

Dub Gabriel - "Ascend" (Baboon Records) - Album

Samsara Soundsystem - "Ritual of Carousel" (Baboon Records)

Land Of Baboon Vol. 3 - Various Artist (Baboon/Caroline/EMI)

Baraka Orchestra - "5 Worlds" (Baraka Foundation/Caroline/EMI) - Album

Qaballa Steppers - "Imaginatrix" (Baraka Foundation/Caroline/EMI)

Freedom Sounds - “Tribute to the Skatalites” - Various Artist (Shanachie)


Contact


Bookings & Management - destroyallconcepts@gmail.com