DUB MISSION presents a Bay Area exclusive show feat. dr. ISRAEL with CLIFF TUNE (live sound system/remixing) plus DJ SEP
Sunday, November 11, 2012
DUB MISSION presents an exclusive Bay Area appearance!
featuring dr. ISRAEL (vocals, sound system and live remixing)
and CLIFF TUNE (live drums)
Record Release Party for Ghetto Defendant: Remixes
plus DJ SEP (Dub Mission)
at Elbo Room - 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Club is 21+ - Club info: 415 552 7788
9 pm to 2 am $8 Adv./$10 before 11 pm/$11 after
Limited adv.tix:www.inticketing.com & www.brownpapertickets.com
More info: www.dubmission.com
On this night dr. Israel will be playing with live drummer Cliff Tune (Con Brio & Artemis). He'll be performing live versions from his newly remixed Ghetto defendant EP, (whose release we'll be celebrating) along with a selection of his original hit tunes of classic dancehall, roots reggae, dub and dubstep in a special high energy sound system show.
dr. Israel is a Brooklyn based revolutionary artist, with releases on ROIR Records, Wordsound, and MOD Tech, as well as collaborations and remixes with legends such as Bill Laswell, Mad Professor, Dr No, Sepultura, Rancid, Sublime, Lee Perry, Bernie Worrell, DJ Krush, and beyond. He has received accolades from Rolling Stone, Vibe, LA Times, and Village Voice, among others.
Doc started his musical journey in the mid 90's in the north industrial region of Brooklyn, among the legendary dub label Wordsound, the growth of the NYC "illbient" scene, and in close proximity to Bill Laswell's Greenpoint Studio. His signature sound--a unique blend of roots reggae, dub, jungle, hip-hop, punk, and hardcoreis fused with conscious lyrics, laying the groundwork for his special blend of revolution. He followed his first album, "7 tales of Israel" (Wordsound '97) with "Inna City Pressure" (Mutant 99), receiving both great press coverage and impressive sales. But the label had closed its doors for good midway through the tour, leaving Doc supporting an album that no longer had a label. In response, he took his music deep underground, quietly releasing multiple albums on Indies and collaborating with all sorts of folk, from Rancid to Sepultura to Bill Laswell, to Skiz Fernando of Wordsound. He began to build an extensive touring network, with show's and guest appearances throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the US. He also opened a multi-studio recording complex in Brooklyn which houses Doc's own studio, revolution sound, as well as the studios where TV On The Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's record. Starting a partnership with legendary punk/dub indie ROIR, Doc started with the re-release of a remixed re-mastered "Inna City Pressure" which was once again well received, and followed up with a new collaboration, Dreadtone International, featuring vocalists Lady K, and Chemda. Dreadtone's "Patterns of War" was released to even more critical acclaim than "Inna City." After two European, and four U.S. tours, including solo dub sets, appearances with Dreadtone International, unprecedented guest appearances with dub legend Mad Professor, and a vocal appearance with Heavyweight dub Champion in front of 17 000 people at "Reggae on the River," Doc took has taken his revolutionary ideals to the screen. Together with Brooklyn director/writer Johnny K, he began to develop film concept "Ascend into Zion", a futuristic sci-fi post globalization Rasta fight flick. They created a "short" version of the film that has now been picked up by Palm Pictures/ Comcast, and will be available in over 9.5 million homes in 35 states throughout the U.S. He also teamed up with Bill Laswell in 2011, Dr Israel was seen producing tracks for Method of Defiance and Lee Scratch Perry's "'Rise Again."
In early 2012, dr. Israel launched an ongoing series of releases, titled "The Liberation Chronicles." Told through the music and various media related to the project, the story depicts the victory of creativity and love over politics and violence. The first release in the series, 'Ghetto Defendant' was released in January of that year. A multi-media series telling the tale of a dreadlocked insurrectionist battling an evil post corporate empire, the EP contains five powerful songs that fuse dub, dancehall, reggae, rock, dubstep, and hip-hop elements, with commanding hook oriented vocals to create a futuristic musical blend. The remix album, to be released this November in time with the DUB MISSION show, includes bass heavy re-envisioned versions of the original tunes, from producers such as Mochipet, KJ Sawka, Kush Arora, Systemwide, Process Rebel, Tore Finstad, DJ Olive, and Papa Skunk.
DJ Sep is the founder and main resident DJ at Dub Mission. Now 16 years strong, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running dub & reggae parties in the U.S., and the world. A weekly Sunday night party at Elbo Room in the Mission District of San Francisco, Dub Mission presents cutting-edge dub, dubstep, roots reggae, and dancehall, and has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo's Hi Fi with Soom T, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Nickodemus and Turntables on the Hudson and many others.
Dub Mission every Sunday at Elbo Room: www.dubmission.com
Elbo Room (View)
647 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|