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

Originally posted by bassandspace.com

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

Originally posted by bassandspace.com

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

Originally posted by bassandspace.com

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

Originally posted by bassandspace.com

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

Originally posted by bassandspace.com

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

The Dubbstyle : Simona [DPH022]

“The brothers Mauro Waro Salina and Federico Bindub Salina started making their first appearances to the public five years ago, as djs in the local scene of the city of Mendoza, Argentina. Soon they started incorporating in their sets their own compositions. This happened in the middle of year 2012, when the two djs started demonstrating and promoting their own music through various events in different venues. Their sound is a mixture of trip hop, reggae and dubstep, presented to the audience in a live dubwise style.”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 15 Jun 2015
Style: Dub, Reggae, Fusion

DownBeat Dub : Electrorgánico [DPH021]

“Argentina strikes again! From the province of Mendoza comes DownBeat Dub, a four member live band with a twist! Emi Bless (Drum & SetLive), Jah Sound (Bass & Synth), Coco (Guitar) and Eter Dub (Keys & Brass) are mixing organic sounds with some heavyweight dubwise business. Electrorgánico is the name of their first digital release on Dubophoinic. Half organic and half electronic, Latin America is cultivating indeed some
serious dub vibes and is establishing itself in the world dub map!

Electrorgánico is also the name of their style, the result of their passion and commitment to explore dub music and introduce some new musical paths. The four musicians from Argentina are passionate and dedicated to the study and live performance of dub music. Their album is an amalgamation of many elements: analog meets digital, organic meets electronic, ethnic meets dub.

Starting with Coco’s guitar healing the nation, the journey continues with some funky dub sounds leading to an inside upliftment. Only to pause for some inspiration through the musically artistic interludes, admiring the view from the high mountains of Aconcagua, the journey continues in an everlasting musical creation. You are invited to join the journey and be a part of their world.”

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Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 17 May 2015
Style: Dub, Reggae, Fusion

Tzelalot : Labyrinth [DPH019]

Tzelalot is a movement of Word Sound and Power, having the explicit intent to communicate the mystical meditation about the Shadow of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, that is the meaning of this Ge’ez word.

In Ge’ez, the ancient churchical language of Ethiopia, Tzelalot means ‘Shadow’. Shadow is the ultimate shining blackness, generated by the presence of Light. As the Psalm 90 says, giving us freedom from carnal fear: ‘He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty’.

Tzelalot is an educational phenomenon expressing itself in several ways and sides, aimed to the complete ovastanding of the black mystery surrounding the King and dwelling in His Holy Inner. The crucial importance of this persuasion can be easily seen through an intelligent reading of the Gospel of Mark, chapter 4 verses 30-32: And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the Shadow of it.The secret of Jah depths, of Jah abyss, we desire. And shrouded by His Cloak we want to rest, knowing Qedamawi Hayle Selassie as the Omega Circle Fullfillment of the Whole I-niverse

Tzelalot has been founded by Matyas Tekle Selassie upon the solid Rock of the truly Ethiopian, Amharic speaking orthodox and Rastafarian tradition. Its crew is mainly composed by Bro. Kalad, Bro. Yosief and Etan-e Negus, but many more good brethrens and sistrens coopereng with I&I, through I&I spirit of love and ovastanding. Inspiration comes from Livitycal Powers. Big respect Midnite Band for their crucial examples and inspiration.

The fifteen tracks of Labyrinth compile only a small image of the works of Tzelalot, putting the best vibes together and showcasing the bright spiritual aura that emerges out of every track. As extra bonus we included two brand new tracks of Tzelalot, ‘I’ and ‘Ras Amlak’. From the consciousness of the ‘Wheel’ (sung in Amharic and English) and the uplifting vibes of ‘Cali’ to the Nyabinghi influenced chanting on ‘Jah-I-full’, Tzelalot leads you to an esoteric journey of meditation away from the Babylonian labyrinth of today’s society.”

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Format: 15 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 27 Jan 2015
Style: Dub, Reggae

Koncrete Roots : Rudie Dubplates [DPH016]

“After the huge success of their first release ‘Dub ina Midlands’ (awarded 4 stars by CCTRAX and included in dub.com’s Dubcast series) and their guest appearence on the EP of Red Star Martys ‘Time for Tea’, Koncrete Roots is back with more vibes.

Celebrating the first birthday of our netlabel, we are giving to everybody the free EP Rudie Dubplates with 5 tracks of wall-shaking basslines, irie sax and warrior style beats. This is our way to say ‘thank you for your massive support during this 1st year of our existence’. Ruff and tuff!

This is the first part of a special double release. The second part will be released two days later on Saturday the 26th of July, so watch this space!

The EP includes five unreleased Koncrete Roots dubplates, which will definitely bring you to higher heights and have your room walls pounding with sub-bass and vibes. Nuff respect to the Rootsman for the irie sax on ‘Sax di fisherman’. Giving thanks each and every time!”

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Format: 5 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 24 Jul 2014
Style: Dub, Reggae, Steppers