King Django has teamed up with long-time collaborator P-Dub of Predator Dub Assassins to present a night of roots reggae, rocksteady and ska. The two veteran performers will showcase their original compositions and a selection of classic cover tunes.
King Django was the founder and leader of both Stubborn All-Stars and Skinnerbox and sideman for the Slackers, The Toasters, Rancid and Murphy’s Law, and has been running the influential Stubborn Records and Version City labels since 1992. As recently highlighted in the popular indie documentary “Brooklyn Rocksteady,” Django assembled the Version City recording studio in 1997, which rapidly became the hub of the NYC ska and reggae scene. Django has recently returned from a trip to Kingston, Jamaica where he was invited to perform at the Institute of Jamaica’s Music Museum, taking the stage with reggae luminaries Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael, Big Youth, and Junior Reid. P-Dub and his band Predator Dub Assassins, have developed a unique brand of reggae music fusing classic elements with contemporary sounds. They have released 7 full length albums and have made appearances on and supplied music for popular TV programs on CBS, A&E, and the Food and Fuel TV networks. As both an artist, soongwriter and producer, P-Dub has worked with a diverse range of artists including: Akon, Twista, Trina, Pharoahe Monch, French Montana, Buju Banton, Maxi Priest, Ace Hood and others. He has also appeared on some of the same albums as pop luminaries Lady Gaga, P-Diddy, Nicki Minaj, and Lil’ Wayne.
Just started workin' on a little Version City Mini-Tour for springtime... Will keep you in the loop!
So stoked for the next leg of Version City Tour! For this Version City Tour, King Django will lead a compact and versatile quartet, joined by Brian Hill of NC’s Regatta 69 on bass and vocals, guitarist/vocalist John DeCarlo of hard-touring Boston ska group Westbound Train. The show will be flexible between one long set and three shorter sets showcasing the songs of these three veteran performers, along with drummer Anthony Vito Fraccalvieri of Long Island bands Broadcaster and Royal City Riot, who has just come off of a six-week US tour with The Toasters.