‘Vision of Paradise,’ documentary on Reggae and Dub master Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: an interview wit’ co-executive producer Volker Schaner

Great interview with the producer Volker Schaner by our local San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper on the upcoming “Vision of Paradise” documentary

M.O.I. JR: How would you describe Lee Scratch Perry’s music?

Volker Schaner: A sparkling psychedelic adventure. Music from the time before the original sin.




photo by T. Harrison

Portland’s wild, international and DIY dub music scene via Bandcamp blog

Great long read and long listen from our friend DJ Tomas about the City of Portland Oregon and it’s every growing dub scene.

…you can add another, perhaps unexpected, distinction to the City of Roses: dub capital of the United States. That’s right, the sound of Portland ripples with echo, and hefty bass loops emanate from studios, music venues, and living rooms all over town.

http://blog.bandcamp.com/2015/06/09/sound-system-seekers/ keep reading…

DownBeat dub | Electrorgánico

From Argentina… as dub.com listeners know.. it is a stronghold of Dub in the southern hemisphere, comes a different sounds – a live dub sound from DownBeat Dub – “Electrorgánico”

Argentina strikes again! From the province of Mendoza comes Downbeat Dub, a four member live band

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Zion Train | Dub Power

Some very positive thoughts from one of the best UK Dub outfits, the one and only Zion Train

My aim is to achieve something positive each day and through an accumulation of positive actions, leave behind a legacy that inspires others to act in that way, whether it be the trees I plant, the music I help make or the children I raise and educate

And an inspiration to any band setting out while John Peel isn’t with us any more there are still many good voices to connect with online and elsewhere that will bring your music forward.

“I bought a one-day bus pass in London, packed some CDs and vinyl in my rucksack and visited as many independent record shops I could get to. Then John Peel played four tracks, and suddenly, we were top of the independents charts.”

Read the rest of the story:

‘Peel played us, suddenly we were top of the charts’

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Dawa Hi-Fi | Herbal Dub / Dub (Indica Dubs)

Some mellow dub steppas for this Friday by way of Dawa Hi-Fi, Indica Dubs – part 4 of a 4 part series  available via Indica Dubs – 4 x 7″ for the vinyl collectors.

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Roots Garden | Nick Manasseh

A fantastic set of reggae, dub and roots that we come back to over and over. Our reggae #TBT

The great Nick Manasseh on production duties for Roots Garden.

The Disciples | Roots From The Backyard Vaults

A heavy and dubby #TBT (Throwback Thursday) in a dub roots style courtesy of The Disciples

General Theory of Dub | Hippopotomix – Plucked It Up

Two more gems from General Theory of Dub – don’t sleep on these tunes.