Dub Lounge International
Dub Lounge International's
(DLI) live show is about as rootsy as they come. Ranging from original dancehall grooves to solid old school standards, guest vocalists are often invited to accompany their sultry 3-part harmony driven set. With a live-dub mentality, DLI empower listeners, and players alike and consider them involved in the creation of their sometime improv driven melodic meditations.
Beginning as a recording project co-produced by drummer Dan Lloyd, and bassist Norman Baker, the crew expanded their dub onslaught by enlisting Jon Kimball on guitar, Darin "Diamond Dread" Pearson ..s, and Tali Ras on percussion, harmonica, and vocals. Having all played together with Winston Jarrett and his Solid Foundation Band, DLI continue sharing their blend of fair-trade organic roots while staying true to an original Jamaican sound.
Simply titled, "Dub Lounge One", their new record is a nice soundtrack for any fine day. Ezra Tosh (cousin of Peter), Winston "Flames" Jarrett, and Puddu Dawes (Revelutionary Dream Band) are consistent guests and all appear on the album among other indie darlings as Bill Patton and Kojack Lemoune. One listen to "Dub Lounge One" proves that this is just the beginning of what promises to be a bright future for the Dub Lounge crew.
DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL: Dub Lounge One
D.L.I. members past projects include Sundance, Boom Tali Posse, the Defenders, Wet City Rockers, the Cultivators, White City, Covenant, SkyWheel, and Dub Championz.
D.L.I. members have played with such artists as Prezident Brown, Wadi Gad, Winston Jarrett, Lutan Fyah, Norris Man, Ras Shilo, Clinton Fearon, and have shared the stage with Midnite, Rankin' Scroo, Dezire, the Itals, Fishbone, Buju Banton, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff, Inner Circle, Groundation, Yami Bolo and Israel Vibration.
a very authentic sound. "
Kid Hops KEXP 90.3fm Seattle
"a cozy musical oasis brimming over with massive roots dub heavy reggae."
Papa Fari Culture Yard International
"Dub Lounge International stole the show at NWWRF 2010."
Ras Danny KBOO 90.7FM Portland, OR
Dub Lounge got the set going, busting out tight, funk-imbued reggae grooves as artificial smoke slowly congealed over the rug-laden stage.
Dub Lounge offered a change in pace from the soulful, gospel stylings of Queen Makedah, laying a template of punctuated guitar and bass-synched melodic lines and driving, sixteenth-note drum beats. An interesting point in the set was a blistering harmonica solo over a reggae groove, providing a unique contrast unheard of for the rest of the festival.
The singer did his part, but the first section of the show featured more jam breakdowns and instrumental solos, as if the vocal role was being reserved for Jarrett.
Andrew Creasey Oregon Music News
rocking the classic reggae beats making them for real on tons of equipment and instruments." Their roots-based dub is at times celebratory, at other times sad with lyrics true to reggae's own roots as political statement. It's a combination that reaches for both your heart and your mind, inviting you to open up and let it in. Amy Atkins, Boise Weekly
Dub Lounge International from Seattle finished the night, and played some easy-going reggae. I state "easy-going" because there was definitely a romantic touch and nice, easy instrumentals. They also played some rocksteady reggae. Overall, they made the night feel irie with their music and story. NugMag
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