Dub Champions: Rolling

Originally released as a continuous mix CD, the way it was performed at the parties, now scoop it digitally as individual tracks on Beatport(temporarily missing Kingston Sirto track), iTunes, Juno, or Spotify.

A live dub weekly party and musical project founded by Emch of Subatomic Sound System and Andrew Carras, Dub Champions transformed what was once confined to the studio — the Jamaican dub reggae production style of the 1970s — into a dynamic DJ soundsystem for the here and now. Vintage analog delay, mixers, and samplers shape the sound of original tunes: tunes that blend reggae, sure, but also hip-hop, drum and bass, blues, mid-east, and african influences, among others.

Think of Lee Scratch Perry dubbing out bass so subsonic (damn…is that the F train?), beats so kicking (go ahead and wipe your feet on the rhythm rug), horns and keys so lush (Augustus P. and Booker T., look out), and guitar so tasty (unofficially classified as finger-licking) that Bob, Dre, Roni, Muddy, and some Turkish and Malian dudes you’ve never heard of would just have to smile. Good. Now think of all that happening live, with songs crossfading into one another and instrumental passages breaking it on down, and you’ve creatively visualized the Dub Champions live experience. Nice work–now get yourself to one of these shows, ’cause that’s how it’s going to go down.

Live at the Knitting Factory