MAD PROFESSOR: The Roots of Dubstep Tour with MCs JOE ARIWA and GENERAL LEVY (U.K.) plus DJ SEP
Sunday November 10, 2013
DUB MISSION presents a Northern California exclusive!
U.K.'s dubmaster extraordinaire MAD PROFESSOR: The Roots of Dubstep Tour
featuring MCs JOE ARIWA and GENERAL LEVY
Mad professor will be mixing and remixing multi-track masters live on stage
plus DJ SEP
at Elbo Room - 647 Valencia x 17th - SF - 21+ - club line: 415 552 7788
9 pm - $15 Adv./$20 Door -
Adv. tix: www.brownpapertickets.com
More info: www.dubmission.com
Legendary U.K. producer MAD PROFESSOR will bring The Roots of Dubstep Tour to 14 cities across North America, making his only Northern California appearance at Dub Mission.
The UK-based producer Neil Fraser was given his nickname by friends at school who were amazed by the experiments he carried out as a youth. He started Ariwa in 1979 in a home studio, before moving to the studio's current location in the mid-80s. Thanks to his creative drive, perceptive production skills and technical expertise behind the mixing desk, plenty of hits soon followed. In the best reggae tradition, Ariwa drew from diverse influences to create a unique sound, making use of unbridled artistic ambition to fill any gaps that may have appeared due to a lack of finance. Since those humble beginnings, Mad Professor's music has seen him circumnavigate the globe countless times and his skills as a dub remixer have drawn requests for collaboration from numerous musicians working in different genres all over the world, most famously giving Massive Attack's second album Protection the dub remix, resulting in the hugely popular album, No Protection.
A Ruff Guide To Ariwa Sounds, Mad Professor's latest release, is a compilation of classic dub tracks from his label's massive catalog, featuring Lee Scratch Perry, U-Roy & Yabby U, Cedric Congo, Queen Omega, Big Youth, Luciano, Pato Banton, Mad Professor apprentice Joe Ariwa and MC General Levy.
JOE ARIWA is an apprentice of Mad Professor in Ariwa Studios, hence the name Joe Ariwa!!! His first touch with music was as a two-year old when he plugged in a guitar amp into his father mixing desk. Being privileged to be the son of a renowned artist/technician, Joe has learned most of his skills at the knee of an excellent teacher. Growing up in and around the Ariwa studio was very influential to Joe as he was given the opportunity to engineer and learn the music business after school, on the weekends and on school holidays. Having unlimited access to the Ariwa archives, Joe has played and researched vintage multi-track tapes that Mad Professor would have recorded when Joe was a toddler. Discovering some real good quality material Joe was amazed that a lot of the music never got the exposure it deserved. He then began transferring these exclusive 24 multi-track tapes to a portable Alesis 8-track for the Mad Professor live Dub show, including "Rebel On The Roots Corner" by Tippa Irie and "Ackle & Bother" by Papa Levi.
By 2006 Joe had became Mad Professor's right hand man on & off the stage assisting, selecting songs, being the opening act & developing into a skilful Mc, toasting & entertaining the crown. He has since released a few albums of his own and collaborated with Mad Professor on a joint dub series.
GENERAL LEVY was born Paul Levy in 1971 in Park Royal, London, England. As ragga music finally made it into the mainstream in 1993 with Chaka Demus And Pliers, Shaggy, Shabba Ranks and others storming the U.K. national charts, it was left to just one homegrown DJ to fly the flag for British ragga music. A north London youth, Levy began his career DJing as General Levy, working his way through Vigilante, Java and Robbo Ranx's Tipatone sound systems. His first release was for Robbo's Muzik Street label in 1988. "New Cockatoo" proved to be something quite different, as Levy's freshness, youth and enthusiasm poured out of every groove. His next move was to south London where Fashion Records' resident engineer, Gussie P, released his debut album, on which he shared the honors with Jamaican superstar DJ Capleton. Entitled "Double Trouble" the format (already tried and trusted) highlighted both Levy's and Capleton's different styles and approaches, spanning Jamaican and UK traditions. His popularity was boosted by numerous "specials" for sound systems and he finally came to the public's attention in a big way with "Original Length & Strength" on Fashion Records. His next trio of releases for Fashion, "Heat", "Breeze" and "The Wig" established him as THE British DJ, his lyrics ranging from serious culture to slackness, with barely a pause for breath. His branching out with Justice Records for some hip hop-based recordings further broadened his appeal, and in late 1992 release, The Wickeder General, was an immediate runaway success. Originally on Fashion records, the release was re-titled and re-packaged (with additional tracks) by ffrr Records as Wickedness Increase and again sold heavily. Levy's live shows have to be experienced to be believed, as he explodes all over the stage, arms and legs flailing, to the accompaniment of non-stop, infectious, raucous rhyming.
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