DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL EUROPE 2015
VIENNA 5 + 7 FEB | LINZ 6 FEB | AMSTERDAM 8 + 12-14 FEB
3 CITIES | 9 EVENTS | 30+ ARTISTS
DUB MUSIC PERFORMANCES & EDUCATION EVENTS FROM THE REGGAE ROOTS TO THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC BASS MUSIC, FEATURING LEGENDARY DUB MASTERS AND SOUND REVOLUTIONARIES.
Subatomic Sound presents the 3rd annual Dub Champions Festival Europe, a journey into the international musical phenomenon called “dub.” Characterized by heavy bass, drums, and the copious use of effects, producers become the artists and the mixing board becomes an instrument with this Jamaican art form. The festival features both performances & educational workshops to exhibit how the music is created and has evolved from its 1970s, reggae roots to become a cornerstone of electronic bass music. Dub has also inspired countless genres from rap to rock to punk to dance music, and in the process has redefined the role of producer as artist. Advance ticket links for all events on the festival site and Facebook events for all 9 shows and workshops.
ABOUT DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL
Dub Champions Festival was founded in New York City by Subatomic Sound, and is dedicated to featuring the world’s greatest dub pioneers from Jamaica to every continent worldwide. Our goal is to build a global network of artists and event promoters across generations who are committed to educating, preserving, and pushing forward the sound and tradition of dub music through high quality music and events. The European festival is produced in cooperation with our committed friends and family from Dubblestandart, Bunfire Squad, True Soldiers Productions, RAW, SubPac, and Dubspot.
Currently the festival is put on annually during winter, summer, and fall in three different regions: September in the Eastern USA (New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston); June & July in Western USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more to come in 2015); and February in Europe (Vienna, Amsterdam and now debuts in Linz with more cities to come). Check the website for additional schedule, tickets, & updates.
LIVE PERFORMANCES LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY, MALA (DEEP MEDI), RSD, TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB, DUBBLESTANDART, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM, MORESOUNDS, 7FT SOUNDSYTEM & MORE
EDUCATION SESSIONS Dub & bass production workshops in Vienna (5 Feb), Linz (6 Feb), and Amsterdam (13 & 14 Feb) using analog studio gear, Ableton software, the new DS1 midi mixer & SubPac tactile audio device hosted by Subatomic Sound System, Dubblestandart, and Process Rebel. Free to attend if you email the festival. Check the events on Facebook for details. Check out a playlist of videos recapping a few of our previous festival workshops with Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Lee Scratch Perry, Pinch, and Subatomic Sound System.
WIN FREE MUSIC PRODUCTION & DJ CLASSES from Dubspot online music school by signing up at the festival email list at any events. 1000€ value. Winners will be announced 7/2 Vienna & 14/2 Amsterdam
LINKS TO FESTIVAL ART AND INFO
PDF press release with all detailed event information
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Click festival printed program images to enlarge