Electro-dub dance pioneers Dreadzone return to Band on the Wall following their brilliant concert at the venue last year on the back of brilliant new album Escapades.
Dreadzone deal in accessible yet credible club sounds with pop nous, referencing everyone from Woody Guthrie and Max Romeo to John Holt and classic films. They also like to wander into uncharted territory, melding Celtic, Jamaican and Asian influences to their riddims and samples, turning out unique, quirky gems like Captain Dread and Little Britain. Dreadzone have released six artist albums including the seminal Second Light (named by John Peel as one of his favourite albums of all time). Their dubwise beats and bottom end, often adorned with the unmistakably dulcet tones of Earl 16 are a product of the cut-and-paste magpie nature of the ever-morphing world of dance music.
“Britain should pride itself on producing great cross-cultural institutions such as Dreadzone” Daily Mirror
“A feast of bass heavy dubwise danceability” Clash
As well as new album, Escapades Dreadzone are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and have marked this by making a short film with Scratch Pictures, the same team behind their ‘Too Late’ video with Mick Jones. The new film features interviews, footage and music covering the band’s beginnings and progression through Dreadzone history and up to the present day.
Hit records, critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fan base are theirs, due in part to their utterly storming live shows – we guarantee this night is going to blow you away big time so get tickets while you still can.