King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 – February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer, known primarily for his influence on the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s. Tubby's innovative studio work, which saw him elevate the role of record producer to a creative height previously only reserved for composers and musicians, would prove to be highly influential across many genres of popular music. He is often cited as the inventor of the concept of the remix, and so may be seen as a direct antecedent of much dance and electronic music production.
Secret Archives of the Vatican have been making their own distinctive brand of what they call ‘transglobal breakbeat dub science’ for a few years now, more recently introducing dubstep and glitchy electronica influences to the mix. They are a small collective, based across the UK but with main recording facilities in Croydon, South London. They’ve played live at various festivals in the UK and in Morocco and have contributed tracks to several compilations worldwide.
The Bent Moustache live, breathe, eat, drink music. In Whalley Range in Manchester, and Edinburgh in Scotland, and Wormerveer in The Netherlands, the 3 band members cut their musical teeth. Ajay played in "Dandelion Adventure", Wilf in "Dog Faced Hermans", and Pim in "Revenge of the Carrots". All 3 played together in "Donkey". Now they play in "The Bent Moustache". "Those flabby deceitful lying fools, cardboard guitars held by muppet musos.
Now that his work with The Orb has earned him a place in electronic music history, Fehlmann is afforded the artistic license to transcend all previous boundaries. His musicality and experimentalist drive converge with exceptional grace and system-bumpin' appeal. Granular hip-hop grooves and exotic chord structures interface with bold, synthetic finesse, while his housier inner child locks down some precision dance-floor cuts immersed in fluidly manipulated filtration.
Black Roots were a powerful and potent force in the British reggae music scene throughout the Eighties and left a legacy of no less than ten albums and more than eight singles before bowing out of the public eye in the mid-90's. Hailing from the St Paul's area of Bristol, the original eight-member band were formed in 1979 and quickly gained a large following by touring almost non-stop around the country, playing their brand of 'militant pacifism' roots reggae in the nation's major colleges, universities and festivals.
The perpetrator of the International Observer experience is keyboardist, songwriter and producer Tom Bailey. Following the extraordinary success of his post-punk synth-pop group The Thompson Twins, production and writing work for the likes of Deborah Harry, and the ambient techno of his Babble project, Tom Bailey was lured to the exotic climes of Aotearoa/New Zealand. New Zealand culture has a long history of appreciation for reggae and dub, along with more recent blends like hip hop.
Born in the North West Jinx has the raw style of artists riding the passion of the music they produce.
Hypnotic and deep soundscapes, a bass-line full of soul and sensuality, contemporary ambient-dub… highly addictive music from the very first listen. Pulshar is influenced by Hip-Hop and Blues, Dub Reggae and Psychedelic Rock, showing exquisite taste playing with loops and samplers, and great skill in creating distinctive catchy melodic rhythms. The music and voice of Pulshar are unique. Layers of evolving sounds and rich ancestral textures that take us on a journey where space and time become intertwined and confused.
Ashtech is a producer, bass player and solo artist. His style combines original dub and urban electronica and it is uniquely characterised by the flavor of is heavy dubby bassline which features strongly in all of his productions. He moves the first steps in music very early as a dj, approaching electronica and developing a passion for experimental music.
Ashtech soon becomes an established figure in the italian mainstream music scenario collaborating with many artists both as a producer and as a composer on a total of 14 albums...