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Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Pop Reggae




"Dubkor on a musical high"

Dubkor on a musical high

Roots reggae singer Dubkor is confident that his musical break is just around the corner.

"Like many other artistes, I could have taken an easier route to make a name in the business by doing other styles of music to get a break, but roots music is my choice. It is not the easiest way to break in the business, but I'm not worried because my mission is to deliver the message to the people. Now is the right time to be doing good reggae music. the people are yearning for good music and spiritual upliftment. They need positive messages in these hard times, and that's what Dubkor's music is all about."

Over the last few years, the classically trained musician and vocalist has worked assiduously with his dedicated team of musicians that make up his Pikki Head Band to carve a niche on the live music scene in Kingston.

"So far, we have developed a nice following mainly in the corporate area. people know about us because we have done a lot of shows in and around Kingston such as Live At Wiki Wacky, Conscious Reggae Party, and Reggaevolution. We have also done a number of gigs in other parts of the island, including Negril," said the artiste.

Dubkor has also released several singles that have received good airplay on local radio, among them, Verandah, Little Love Story, Gideon, Same Routine, and Defend Di Endz.

"Our music has received a good amount of support on radio, too. Our new singles Gideon and Defend The Endz are receiving steady airplay both locally and abroad."

Dubkor is currently promoting his debut album Rasta Man Riding.

"Things are looking good right now. we are getting a lot of positive feedback about the album from fans all over the world. We are also getting a lot of calls for shows."

Dubkor is booked to perform on the 22nd annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash, which will take place from February 1-6 at MX3 Entertainment Centre in Negril. He will perform on the February 5 alongside Raging Fyah and Kabaka Pyramid. - The Jamaica Star

"Dubkor - Rastaman Riding (album review)"

Dubkor: Rastaman Riding

By Tim Wintemute

Rastaman Riding by DubKor is the next great reggae album. With the passing of Amendment 64, Denver is attracting artists from around the world seeking marijuana freedom. Originally from Spanish Town, Jamaica, DubKor is a nine piece Roots-Reggae group looking to make Denver their new home. DubKor is very similar to other Roots style Reggae acts including Bob Marley, Steel Pulse and Peter Tosh, yet influenced by Jamaican Dub artist such as Scientist, mad Professor and Lee Scratch Perry. DubKor’s greatness is obvious when listening to Rastaman Riding, with a diversity of tracks- each of which have their own unique style- weaves into a powerful and addictive record.

Rastaman Riding starts out with a very strong track “A Little Love Story,” which is a pop inspired stand-alone track. The next three tracks on the album, “Madda Earth,” “Ites, Gold and Green” and “Wait Son” take the album in a more upbeat direction and leave the listener feeling happy and joyous. The middle part of the album, continues to show how talented DubKor is, the morally correct “Arrogant man,” the jazz inspired title track “Rastaman Riding,” the marijuana anthem and single “Gideon,” followed by the socially conscious track “Can’t Sleep.”

By the time you reach the 10th track of the album DubKor has got your attention, and the band takes full advantage by putting the most powerful tracks as the the last four on the album. The local hit, “law,” which has been getting regular play on local radio, is a forceful track that gets the blood flowing, the next song “Same Routine” is a duet between the lead singer and his wife / backup singer Empress Que. The next track, “Defend di Endz,” is a slower track dedicated to addressing the violence in Jamaica. The final track is an upbeat reggae song Varanda, leaves the listener on a positive high note and is a great closing track of a great album.

DubKor’s Rastaman riding, is currently available online on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and other online music sites. - Colorado Music Buzz Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



duBKor’s Biography


In a society where vanity
sells, it often proves difficult for reggae artists to make it big in the music
industry. duBKor has been determined to fight the odds and continues to do his
part by producing quality music.

Growing up in the Kingston
20 area of Jamaica where music was the savior for many of the youth, some of duBKor’s
influences were and still continue to be Third World, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh,
Chalice, Culture (Joseph Hill), Beres Hammond and Dennis Brown. Although it may
seem that a career as an artist was “set in stone” for duBKor, this was not
always so. He never thought of himself as a singer.

In his early teenage years,
duBKor was not allowed to go to the dancehall, so to fill that void/
compensate, he began collecting cassettes and records of his favorite dancehall
and reggae acts. At about 18 years old, with a new job and a growing
collection, duBKor and a friend decided to build their own sound system which
they named, “Black Warriors”.

A few years later he met
Goff Andrews, a bass player. After teaming up with him and the Pikkihead Band,
duBKor began to grow into his role as singer and songwriter. The past several
years have seen him release singles such as Little Love Story that have topped
numerous charts in Jamaica. His Youtube hit Defen the Enz has been steadily
growing in viewership and has easily surpassed 100,000 views.

This artist still thinks
that he has room for growth. His soon to be released project “Shackled and
Chained” already demonstrates his ability to incorporate different genres into
his own while keeping an undeniable “original” feel to the music. Dubkor aims
to continuously make music rich in both substance and entertainment (his
definition of the musical drug).

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