The Dubwegians : South of the River Clyde [DPH035]

The Dubwegians where founded in the UK back in 2010, when Gary had the idea of starting a dub band. He, therefore, approached his old school friend Richy, whose guitar skills were always thought highly of. He just wanted to play bass in the band and not do any producing.

Gary remembers: ‘We tried to capture the energy of a live band. In the absence of a drummer, it was a struggle for us to use a software, trying to capture the original warmth of analogue dub. It was a real learning experience; listening and trying to emulate these dub masterpieces. We have never done dub producing before and were slowly realizing some of the techniques used.’

South of the River Clyde includes 5 instrumental tracks; dub reworks of some great roots reggae masterpieces, produced back in 2011 with love and lots of passion. Richy played melodica and keyboards (and also guitar on “Sun is shining Dub), Gary played bass and covered all other sounds and production, using a laptop to overdub and edit their takes. Give thanks to Robert McWilliams for granting us the license to use the photo of the river Clyde in the artwork.”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 2 Sep 2018
Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dub

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Foshan Roots : Sky Warrior Dub [DPH033]

“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!

Foshan RootsSky Warrior Dub is the first release from our new series entitled ‘The lost archive of Springline Records’. It was never released before, until today! Enjoy the deep rootikal vibrations of Foshan Roots. The way of the peaceful warriors!”

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Format: 9 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 26 Dec 2017
Style: Dub

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Negritage : Greetings from Planet Dub [DPH031]

“Four years ago, back in 2013, the Argentinian dubbers Negritage made their first appearance on the label with Guetto Roots of Dub Vol. 1, an album recorded in ‘Cuca Roots’ and in ‘El Fuerte Dub Foundation’ studios, exploring the Jamaican roots and culture dub tradition. Their analogue style and their authentic sound was greatly appreciated by the listeners and the album remains until today the most downloaded release ever made by Dubophonic, with more than 25.000 downloads and still rising.

Fast forward today and the long awaited Vol. 2 is finally out. Greetings from Planet Dub stays true to the same roots and culture background with 6 vocal tracks and 11 dubs. Nevertheless, new elements are incorporated in their style, in which eastern melodies blend into the Jamaican vibes and the melodica meets the mandolin and the lyre like in a musical playground, were the singers and players of instruments playfully communicate through their music.”

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Format: 17 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 30 May 2017
Style: Reggae, Dub, Roots Reggae

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Downbeat : Introspección [DPH029]

Downbeat is a project that mutates, changes with the time, transforms itself with life, without limits and without borders.

Their second album takes the sound a step further towards experimentation. Downbeat look at their interior and connect themselves with genres they always got inspired from: Dub, Dubtronica, Jazz and Fusion. INTROSPECTIÓN is the beating of their heart, each heartbeat navigated by a different state of mind. Looking at oneself is like a magical journey within, guided by the mystical power of the ancestral plants.

The dub sounds are present throughout the album with atmospheric musical landscapes. Nevertheless, this is not the typical dub album, trying to look like its coming out from an island … this is the dub of the mountain … the dub of the Andes … the dub of the Aconcagua … the dub of Las Heras. That’s why it’s hard, dark, cold and different. That is why it has power, hypnotism, strength and a sound of its own.

Let us navigate within ourselves, with the heart pulsating on each beat. Heavy Dub, experimental Dub, dedicated to the universe and its infinite power. A triangle for all to travel ▲ (SOUND-LIGHT-SHAPE).”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 25 Feb 2017
Style: Reggae, Dub, Fusion, Experimental

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Red Star Martyrs : Red Star Martyrs [DPH027]

“The UK producer Stanley Woodfield, better known under the project-name Red Star Martyrs, has been one of the most active artists since the start of our label. After having released two EPs, ‘I & I’ (2013) and ‘Time for Tea’ (2014) and contributing in the compilation ‘United as One’ (2014), there was a silence for nearly 2 years. It has been a constructive silence … and today we are happy to announce his first long player. We have been saving this one for you to be our last release of 2016. ”

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Format: 14 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 21 Dec 2016
Style: Reggae, Dub

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Eter Dub : In Da Name of Jah [DPH026]

Eter Dub offers a new fresh breeze in dub music. His sound cannot be framed into one genre. It is definitely dub, but with references not only to his classical musical studies but also into jazz, which is his second nature. Each composition offers originality and an alternative approach to dub music. From the ‘linguistical’ approach on Hand Of Jah, to the slow and wild ‘Ras-Sax’, from the funk-jazzy ‘Jah Trax 5’ to the adventurous ‘Jah Jah Love’, all seven tracks of the EP build a new concept of dub music.”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 22 Oct 2016
Style: Dub, Reggae, Fusion

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Mastermind XS : Keep on moving [DPH025]

Mastermind XS is a dub-project from Saarbrucken/Germany, created by Daniel Stephan (guitar, bass, keyboard, programming, sitar) and Heiko Petry (vocals, lyrics, melodica, keyboard). Their music is based on a solid dub foundation: heavy basslines with conscious lyrics and deeply rooted dub & reggae with an interesting twist, integrating many influences such as electro, ethnic music, drum/n/bass and even indie or punk. Their sound unites different styles, which hardly fits into one single genre and are always exploring new musical spaces, combining their Ableton skills and live instruments, forming a unique ear-candy-mixture of grooves.”

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Format: 12 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 30 Aug 2016
Style: Dub, Reggae, Indie Rock, Fusion

Originally posted by bassandspace.com