For nearly two decades Dubtribe Sound System, comprised of husband and wife team Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones, have gathered friends and family together and traversed the planet performing house music live for millions of people.
Allied with sit-in artists, percussionists, poets, painters, singers, and other musicians, Dubtribe brought the idea that anything is possible, and that anyone can rise up and create art, political protest, and personal expression in the environment of DJ culture, rave, and night club or warehouse with a few simple devices and fire in your heart.
They arrived at a time when the world was in turmoil, the rave was a new idea which empowered people to gather and dance. Few followed the example set by Dubtribe, but many people were inspired to find their own road.
Many friends and family were in attendance when Dubtribe Sound System performed their final live concert at Cielo, in New York City on December 1st, 2005. It was the perfect ending to a wonderfully independent, situationist, and punk rock road far too few people choose to travel with the passion and love that Sunshine and Moonbeam have... but it was not their last.
A new generation of music fans are (re)discovering the act with the resurgent interest in nu disco and classic house resonates with the independent music fans. Such artists as DFA's Juan Maclean pay homage to the act in his wildly popular single 'Happy House' which recreates much of Dubtribe's 'Do It Now'.
Dubtribe look forward to performing for old friends and new fans by saying:
May the beach always appear before you as the most beautiful dance floor in the world. Open up your mind, open up your heart, open up your hands, open up your mouth, open up your life, and set your spirit free.
Please welcome back to Asheville for their second performance in Asheville to date - Dubtribe Sound System! LIVE percussion accompaniment provided by Emory Widener.
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IN PLAIN SIGHT
In 2008, three friends and DJs Ezekiel, Lucas Ledford and Nomad in the Dark combined their talents to create In Plain Sight. A juggernaut of skill and passion together their talents create a powerful, fun sound that rolls acrossenergetic dance floors wherever they set down. The three met in 2005, each with an impressive record of individual accomplishments.
Nomad in the Dark is Sasha's pick for the breakthrough producer of 2009. On Proton Radio, his mix for Dave Seaman's Audio Therapy recordings pulled off a stunning achievement when it kept John Digweed also a vocal supporter of his work from the top spot. Lucas Ledford and Ezekiel have won accolades and respect wherever they touch a turntable, playing alongside Sandra Collins, Roger Sanchez and D:fuse.
Coming together, they decided to bring into a single group all their passion and skill. Like fire and fuel, an unmatched synergy and creative competition combines to drive In Plain Sight's core, and the group has taken off like an unstoppable rocket ever since. Breaking out of the growing dance scene of Asheville, they've brought a unique style of progressive house to venues throughout the Southeast, turning heads wherever they land. Their reach and fame grows international, with music featured on Proton Radio, Pure.fm, Kiss FM in Melbourne, XM and Frisky Radio,just to name a few.
In Plain Sight's skills have received praise from a who's who of musical legends, including Sasha, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Dave Seaman. Their remix of Ran Shani Classics brought worldwide notice as one of the most acclaimed new works at the 2010 Winter Music Conference.
Together, the trio connects the roles of sublimely skilled artists and masterful dance floor animators, with a desire to see music change people, rocketing them past the usual borders of language and life as only electronic music has the power to do as it did with their own lives.
When In Plain Sight brings their sound, combining honed prowess with playful creativity, the audience will always hear something new, busting the walls wide open to embrace the full promise at the cutting edge of a new musical era. Those seeking this unique experience can find In Plain Sight at their monthly residency at Bobo's, a downtown Asheville mainstay and the premier club for House in Asheville. Their night the second Friday of every month is Bobo's largest draw, and they also make a second monthly appearance at Blend, the city's only hookah lounge.
The group also continues to hone their collective and individual skills, currently working on several tracks for major labels, with more to come. They will make upcoming appearances in other cities, as the group takes its sound to new locales.
Past words. Beyond borders. In Plain Sight.
check out a video: http://youtu.be/mRmN2qlg6qw
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Asheville Music Hall (View)
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801