“Victory” returns – Dubkasm with Luciano and Turbulence

“Victory” returns – Dubkasm with Luciano and Turbulence

Side A TransparentFrom 3rd of December 2014 a new Dubkasm 12” will be available (at rwdfwd.com and all usual outlets mid-December). The riddim is well-known, phenomenal “Victory”, which has been enriched by great vocal parts – harmonious Luciano’s voice in “Jah Victory” and the militant deejay Turbulence in “Right There”.

Basically there is nothing more to add – top release!




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Gentleman’s Dub Club – Fourty Four: The Remixes

Gentleman’s Dub Club – Fourty Four: The Remixes

REMIX_EP_RGB_V4A year after Gentleman’s Dub Club album „Fourty Four” we get EP with 5 remixes produced by the best dubheads. Those are amazing tunes, for a long time I didn’t have the feeling that the remix is better than the original. Any doubts could be resolved by “Forward” version made by Dubkasm, where DJ Stryda and Digistep used the heavy, dubstepi-like rhythm adding their own, unique steppers style. I’ve been very surprised by Dubmatix, his productions charmed me lately and here he also shows his best – he exposed the bass line in “Play this” and did it gorgeously, just like I’ve been listening to King Tubby. There also is our own Radikal Guru, who made “Riot” a heavyweight tune in Iration Steppas style. The next tune is a remix from DJ Madd, who smashes the dance floors with his dubstep versions and it’s the same this time. The last tune “Give it away” by Planas leaves us in the trance state. Very successful release!



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New Dubkasm EP – “Untold Stories” (2×12”)

New Dubkasm EP – “Untold Stories” (2×12”)

dubkasmNew EP by Dubkasm, released by Peng Sound, will be available this Monday. It is a very special release, because it contains vocals of Lidj Xylon, who has now sadly passed away. Vocal tracks recorded years ago, now has been restored and decorated with Dubkasm music. My special attention has been attracted by “Heartical Stories”, rich instrumental riddim with beautiful horns – it can be otherwise, when Digistep is assisted by Galgo, responsible for the hornsline on Victory; classic, rootical Dubkasm style. “Zulu” instead will be loved by fans of heavier dub vibration. Additionally this double release features also Dub Judah, Ras B and Tes Fa Syon.

Mandatory item.





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Dubkasm x Kibir La Amlak // 07.06.2014 // Leicester

Dubkasm x Kibir La Amlak // 07.06.2014 // Leicester

dubkasmKONTAKT is proud to bring you a very special dance at The Music Café, Leicester… For this we are bringing together two of Bristols biggest names, Dubkasm and Kibir La Amlak Sound System who will be coming together for an epic 6 hour dubwise link up.


… 22.00 – 04.00

@ The Music Café (TMC)
23a New Park Street
off Narborough Road



Dubkasm is one of the key components in the international roots and dub movement, originally formed in 1994 during the emergence period of the UK ‘digital dub’ sound. Their work first appeared two years later on the complilation album ‘Dub Out West’ (Nubian Records NRLP15). Branching into new musical realms, their 2009 Transform I set went on to be reinvented by Bristol’s finest Dubstep producers, featuring remixes by Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim & Gatekeeper, Headhunter, Guido, Gemmy, RSD, Hyetal, Forsaken and Jakes. They continue to release material and play live across the globe.

Sufferah’s Choice Recordings is an independent record label based in the iconic town of Bristol, UK. Named after DJ Stryda’s renowned Bristol radio show, it has been a vehicle for Dubkasm’s music since 2003 and is known for its authentic yet innovative sounds and philosophy.

Dubkasm’s first release on Sufferah’s Choice in 2003 was a 12 inch featuring ‘Hornsman Trod’ and ‘Strictly Ital’, two UK roots instrumentals with the latter featuring Bristol’s own Ras Addis. Since then they have collaborated with many of the UK’s greats including cult legends such as Aba Shanti-I, Iration Steppas, Levi Roots and Dub Judah. Their debut album ‘Transform I’ saw the duo incorporate Brazilian instrumentation and vocals, the result of many years work carried out between the musical hubs of their hometown Bristol and Brazil, where Digistep lived for five years.


Kibir La Amlak (an Amharic term which translates as: Glory to JAH) is a roots and culture sound system playing conscious reggae music.

Spiritually the aim of the sound is to create an atmosphere which is conducive to experiencing the divine qualities of music and the JAH given gift of wo/mans ability to connect with the Most High through the power of rhythm, harmony and word sound.

Materially the sound system in terms of equipment is constructed in such a way to give listeners the chance to be fully submersed in the power of the full spectrum of frequency, making the experience physical as well as audible. The drum and the bass can be literally felt in the body, giving direct connection to the African heartbeat that pervades the music.

Although we acknowledge there is a degree of materialistic / egotistical desire in the sound system tradition, we pray that the giving of Glory to JAH is experienced as first and foremost when we play. In this way a balance between both spiritual and material can be maintained.

Alongside the sound system Kibir La Amlak also runs a studio and record label to further promote and push the works.


The sound started as a two box youth sound in the 90’s playing at house parties and community centres. From those times till now the sound has stayed with the tradition of being ‘homegrown’. Everything from the tweeter boxes to the amp racks and the dubplates played through it are hand built.

JT and Stamina Li first linked in 2005, under the ’12 Jewels’ camp along with Aslan formed the Horns of Jericho Sound System, then in 2007, JT and Stamina, set up a new sound named Teshuvah Hi-Fi. In 2008, after a period of reflection and meditation the sound emerged with a new name, Kibir La Amlak (meaning ‘Glory to JAH’ in Amharic).





— Caribbean Food & Merchandise Stalls —


I-WANT-TICKETS: http://www.i-want-tickets.com/site/events_database_2.asp?catID=511


Rockaboom – Malcolm Arcade.

The Toucan – 49 Braunstone Gate, Leicester, LE3 5LH

Wellgosh – 34 High St, Leicester, LE1 5YN

The Charlotte – 8 Oxford St, Leicester, LE1 5XZ


Advance ‘In Store’ Tickets : £10 +BF

Advance ‘Online’ Tickets: Early Bird £7.50 / Stnrd £10 +BF

… On The Door : £15





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3×7” from Dubkasm and Solo Banton

3×7” from Dubkasm and Solo Banton

dubkasmFrom February 3, a set of three 7” vinyls from Dubkasm is available. Stryda and Digistep, vocally supported by Solo Banton (and Buggsy in “My Music”), pay their respects to producers and labels of the 1990s like Xterminator or Two Friends. So this releases have rougher style, based mostly on the strong rhythm and powerful rap. There is less melodic themes, but still a lot of the subtle, dub ornaments and a dense atmosphere like in “Listen To Me Dream”. Most dance is probably the one-drop “Can’t stop this” with saxophone parts and crazy bass line.

“So let the party begin, get your music medicine from sound system!”


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Dubkasm – “Victory” on vinyl from tomorrow (12″)

Dubkasm – “Victory” on vinyl from tomorrow (12″)

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Many have been waiting for this moment! “Victory”, an amazing track by Dubkasm with beautiful, hotting up and knocking out winds will be available on vinyl from tomorrow! This track had it’s premiere over a year ago on Nothing Hill Carnival in London, where sound systems often play special tunes, prepared only for them, for the fist time. So it was in 2012 – at the corner of East Row and Southern Row, where Aba Shanti-I sets out his stacks for years. By the end of the day a big part of listeners had been waiting to see what Aba is gonna serve as the last tune. Finally that time came, he said “last one” to the microphone. And it began – at first without the bass, winds melody filled the street and swinging people to suddenly transform into a cannonade of sounds, elating all of the people. I managed to catch that moment:

The reaction of the people was amazing… and that excitement has been repeating during the next few months, anywhere Dubkasm or Aba Shanti appeared:

And finally, after a year of waiting that tune will be available on 12″ vinyl! You can order the disc from tomorrow on site http://rwdfwd.com/. Victory!


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Gorgon Sound vs Dubkasm

Gorgon Sound vs Dubkasm


Some time ago Gorgon Sound released an ep with 4 tracks – some of you might not have had enough time to enjoy it to the full and the crew from Bristol prepared the same tunes, but in Dubkasm versions! It’s their 4th release by now, the first two contained Dubkasm remixes alongside Gorgon Sound’s tunes, so the current EP is not a surprise. The artist themselves say that they fulfill expectations of soundmen, who asked for Dubkasm versions. Dj Stryda or Digistep did it in their best style, using a lot of reverbs and delays. There is nothing else than wait for the day the EP will be released.




Rise – Arise

Righteous Dub – Righteous Conteraction

Medus – Dub Mirror

Orion – Who Ah De Gorgon

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Radikal Guru – “Warning”

Radikal Guru – “Warning”


Radikal Guru and Moonshine Recordings present us “Warning” – the first single from forthcoming Radikal’s album titled “Subconscious”, which is to be released in the November. It contains remixes from Violinbwoy and Dubkasm, what shows us, that Poland has strong representatives on the dub scene. It’s also good to hear the information about Radikal’s second album – judging from the single there will be a lot of good stuff on it.

Back to the release – you can hear the voice of Echo Ranks, who feels the production in 100%. As of the remixes: Violinbwoy, specialized in steppers, gets better all the time and already presents a high level. Dubkasm made a typical dubwise with a bunch of reverbs and echoes in a meditative style. There is nothing else to do than buy the single and wait for another Radikal’s miracles, I am already counting down. 

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