+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 numerous independent music releases; sharing the stage with international reggae acts like The Mighty Diamonds, Macka B, Dr. Israel, 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 reggae and dub music since 2006. Representing hundreds of shows, thousands of miles, and nearly a hundred years of combined musical experience! dub district is currently preparing for the release and support tour of their new single “Tuff Town” and b-side “Roots”, in the spring of 2012!
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 and dub. The heavy bass and drum foundation of seasoned veterans H.I.Z. and G.D. Hemmings reinforces the consciously charged lyrics, sometimes sung & 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 hopes of enlightening, uplifting, and inspiring the people to live in one love and unity. Live synth and keys enrich the organic dub sound-flavor blend, tastefully stirred in by dub chemist Joshua Chamberlin. Along with world-class guest musicians including hand percussion, and keys, the result is an original combination of sound yet to be heard. Bridging the gap musically between the foundation of reggae and the present day.
Whether making guest radio appearances on 91.7FM WMSE in Milwaukee, WI to 92.9FM KJEE in Santa Barbara, CA; performing large outdoor festivals like Summerfest, and The 40th Anniversary of the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest; raising funds and awareness for numerous charity events including Haitian earthquake relief, and genocide in Darfur, Sudan; or jamming world reknown reggae clubs like The Malibu Inn, and The Star Bar; dub district puts no less than every ounce of being into each live show, with the belief that positive music can make a serious impact on a local and global level. Thriving on all original, extended set lists, comprised of high energy, thought provoking reggae and dub music, no audience goes home unsatisified. Each vibration flowing from the heart, channeled through the heavens! Go ahead & feel irie with dub district!
CHECK FOR DUB DISTRICT’S NEW UPCOMING TOURS AND MUSIC RELEASE IN 2012!
• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cue Section and JS Online, Milwaukee, WI
• Scene Magazine, Fort Collins, CO
• 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
festivals and benefit shows:
• The Goodland Reggae Fest 2010 and 2011, Milwaukee, WI
• IMPACT Benefit 2011, Milwaukee, WI
• Great Lakes Brew Fest 2010, Racine, g
• 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
Ras Daniel - Vocals, Percussion, Riddem Guitar
Ha Ish Zekeem - Bass
Joshua Chamberlin - Live Synth and Keys
G.D. Hemmings - Drums
Coming Sooner in 2012+DUB DISTRICT MEETS THE SCIENTIST +NEW NET RELEASE SINGLE "Tuff Town" and B Side, "Roots"+SON OF JAKUB Music and Productions 2012®©
+COMING SOON+THE NEW FULL LENGTH LP "I & I WITNESS"+DUB DISTRICT+ON SON OF JAKUB MUSIC AND PRODUCTIONS 2012®©
+2010 LIMITED RELEASE, Dub District Live at Linneman's, Son of JAKUB Music and Productions 2010®©
+2009, DUB DISTRICT EP, SON OF JAKUB MUSIC AND PRODUCTIONS 2009®©
+2008 LIMITED RELEASE+ Dub District Live at Nicholby's, Ventura, CA, HomeGrownGreen Records Dub District 2008®©
+2008+ DUB DISTRICT LP, HomeGrownGreen Records Dub District 2008®©
+2007+ The Riverwest Sessions EP, HomeGrownGreen Records Dub District 2007®©
Reggae beat blends well with peanut butter and bananas
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INTERVIEW EXCERPT: May 8, 2008 When formed: With the original members, May 2006. Latest CD: ...INTERVIEW EXCERPT: May 8, 2008
When formed: With the original members, May 2006.
Latest CD: "Dub District"
Musical influences: Bob Marley and the Wailers, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Sublime, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, Miles Davis.
Favorite food on the road: "We'll be living on peanut butter and banana sandwiches this summer."
Unofficial band beverages: "Water."
Best gig: "Different shows are great for different reasons. One that comes to mind was last May at a place called the Brat Stop in Kenosha. We never set foot in the club before and didn't know what to expect. We walked into an absolutely packed house and it was great."
Best song ever written: " 'Redemption Song' by Bob Marley or '(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding."
Favorite cover song in your live show: " 'Iron Lion Zion' by Bob Marley."
Biggest band achievement: "Releasing the album and setting up the summer shows and tours."
Next gigs: 7 p.m. Sunday at Club Timbuktu, 520 E. Center St., and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jazz Estate, 2423 N. Murray Ave.
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"Milwaukee, WI seems like an unlikely place for a reggae band to form but Dub District defies that. ..."Milwaukee, WI seems like an unlikely place for a reggae band to form but Dub District defies that. Blending the sounds of roots, reggae, and rock, with elements of dancehall and rocksteady...these musicians have a mission."
+All songs written and arranged by Ras Daniel aka Daniel Timothy Jakubowski (ascap) Dub District SON OF JAKUB MUSIC AND PRODUCTIONS 2012®©
+Everything You Do Dub
+Idren of Jah
+Parasite on Patrol
+Above the Falling Rain
+Rastafari Rise Up
+Elyon El Shaddai
+Look Around Listen Dub
+Bridge Over Babylon
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