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DUB DISTRICT / Bio

+REGGAE MUSIC FOR THIS REVELATION TIME+
With a conscious voice and a revolutionary spirit, dub district will activate your mind and soul’s awakening. Whether touring nationally in support of the underground success of their DUB DISTRICT LP and EP in 2008 and 2009; sharing the stage with international reggae acts like The Mighty Diamonds, Macka B, Dr. Israel, Wadi Gad and John Brown’s Body; or most recently working with pioneering Jamaican dub engineer, The Scientist; this roots collective brings an original and ever evolving style of progessive reggae and dub music since 2006! Representing hundreds of shows, thousands of miles, and nearly 100+ years of combined musical experience! Establishing themselves a Live audience from the Midwest throughout the West Coast and humbly gaining a growing National and International Fan Base. dub district has truely earned themselves the reputation as a refreshing force within the global reggae community!
dub district is currently preparing for the release of new single “Tuff Town” and b-side “Roots” featuring El Hadji Sene and David Wake, and mixed by The Scientist, off the forth coming Ep and LP “I & I Witnes
Each member of dub district brings their own flavor to this melting pot of roots music, while sticking to the basic principles of purist reggae & dub. The heavy drum and bass foundation of JAH SHUN and MIKAI reinforces the consciously charged lyrics, sometimes sung and sometimes chanted by frontman and lead songwriter RAS DANIEL Touching on crucial issues that urgently need to be addressed in the world today, with the vision of spreading a message of love and unification of all people through Rastafari reggae music. Along with world-class guest musicians including Senegalese hand percussionists El Hadji Sene & Yaya Kambaye(Ko-Thi, Lucky Diop), or veteran keyboardist David Wake(De La Buena, Dub is a Weapon, Kings Go Forth), the result is an original combination of sound yet to be heard, with the atmosphere of a musical family affair! dub district continues to break down barriers and bridge the gap between the foundation of reggae and the present day!
With the growing buzz as the “new reggae cats from the midwest”, dub district has been featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cue Section, and Northern Colorado’s Scene Magazine, and made many guest radio appearances from 91.7FM WMSE Reggae Vibrations in Milwaukee, WI to 92.9FM KJEE Reggae Soundclash in Santa Barbara, CA, to name a few. Jammin’ large outdoor festivals like the World’s largest music festival, Summerfest in 2008, 2009, 2010, and The 40th Anniversary of the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest 2010; raising funds and awareness for numerous charity events including Haitian earthquake relief(Friends of the Orphans and Youthaiti), and ending genocide in Darfur, Sudan(Darfur Coalition of Milwaukee); dub district puts no less than every ounce of being into each live show, with the knowledge that positive music can make a serious impact on a local and global level. Each performance thrives on all original set lists, comprised of high energy, thought provoking reggae & dub music, that is often times improvised and free formed. No audience gets the same performance twice or goes home unsatisified! With dub district, each musical vibration flows from the heart, and is channeled through the heavens! Go ahead and feel Irie with dub district!
CHECK FOR DUB DISTRICT & keep the link strong through all of the social media outlets! Jah bless!
radio spots:
• 88.9 FM Radio Milwaukee 414 Show, Milwaukee, WI • 91.7 FM WMSE Reggae Vibrations Show, Milwaukee, WI - including a live radio broadcast from Mad Planet • 92.9 FM KJEE Reggae Sound-Clash Show, Santa Barbara, CA • 94.1 FM KFSC Positive Vibrations Show, Visalia, CA • 94.1 FM WSSP Rubadub Radio Show, UW Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Fesivals and benefit shows:
• The Goodland Reggae Fest 2010 and 2011, Milwaukee, WI • IMPACT Benefit 2011, Milwaukee, WI • Great Lakes Brew Fest 2010, Racine, WI • The Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest 2010, Madison, WI • Haiti Earthquake Relief Benefit 2010, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI • SUMMERFEST 2008, 2009, and 2010, Milwaukee, WI • Steny’s Reggae Fest 2009, Milwaukee, WI • 3000 Pierce Street Block Party 2008, Milwaukee, WI • Bradford Beach JAM 2008, Bradford Beach House Milwaukee, WI • Darfur Action of Milwaukee Art Auction Benefit 2007, Milwaukee, WI • Moda 3 Board Fest 2007, Milwaukee, WI • Party on the Pavement Street Festival 2007, Racine, WI
dub district has shared the stage with:
• Dr. Israel (NYC) – 6/09 at Owsley's in Denver, CO • John Brown's Body (Boston, MA) – 3/09 at the Miramar Theatre, MKE, WI • Macka B (London, UK) – 8/08 at Nicholby's in Ventura, CA • Mighty Diamonds (Kingston, JA) – 6/08 at The Malibu Inn in Malibu, CA; 11/09 at Mad Planet in MKE, WI; 4/2011 at The Goodland Reggae Fest in MKE, WI • Natty Nation (Madison, WI) – 3/08 at Stonefly Brewery, MKE, WI, and 5/2010 the Miramar Theatre, MKE, WI • Rudie Clash (Ft. Collins, CO) - 6/09 at Road 34 Bike Bar, Fort Collins, CO • Stir Fry (Denver, CO) – 6/09 at Owsley’s Golden Road, Denver, CO • Wadi Gad and Jahbandis (Oakland, CA) – 8/08 at Nicholby’s, Ventura, CA

General Info

Band Members
RAS DANIEL+ VOCALS, RIDDEM GUITAR; MIKAI+ BASSIE; JAH SHUN+ DRUMS; INCLUDING HAND PERCUSSION & KEYS
Artist Name
DUB DISTRICT
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/dubdistrict
Active Since
07/05
Genres
Reggae / Dub / Roots Music

Contact Info

Location
Milwaukee, WI
Manager
P: 2627075930 E: sonofjakub@yahoo.com