The emperors of ethi-dub Dub Colossus are live at Band on the Wall next Monday and we’ve got tickets to win!
The mesmeric and mighty Dub Colossus bring their unique Ethio-Dub sound to Band on the Wall for what promises to be a thriller of a night.
“Furious dub effects and driving reggae rhythms…a great show” The Guardian
The original aim of Dub Colossus was to combine the golden years of Ethiopique beats and Ethiojazz with the dub reggae styles of early 70s groups like Abyssinians and Mighty Diamonds.
When their first album, A Town Called Addis, was released back in 2008, it was hailed as one of the most inventive fusion albums of the year, with its blend of contemporary and traditional Ethiopian styles, jazz and dub reggae. This may have started out as a studio-based project, but Dub Colossus went on to prove that they were also a rousing live band. That was followed by a second, even more varied and sophisticated album (titled Addis through the Looking Glass) that moved the experiment on.
Widely hailed as one of the best ‘world music’ albums of 2011, this was followed in spring of 2012 by an album of dub versions, taking the whole thing down to its roots: titled ‘Dub Me Tender Vols 1 & 2’.
Expect heavy rhythms, natty vocals and weird sounds!
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Noon Friday 28th October with ‘Dub Colossus’ in subject line. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email.