[DPH017] United as one - A Dubophonic/Dubkey collaboration Out on Dubophonic Netlabel and Dubkey Records Sept 2014 http://dubophonic.blogspot.com
// ABOUT THE RELEASE //
The idea of collaborating with other netlabels has been long into the minds of Dub Thomas and Manwel Tabone. Like a netlabel is a family of artists under a common roof, the two originators wanted to expand this family idea on the next level, creating an expanded family between the netlabels themselves. This is the first step for more collaboration between like-minded artists and netlabels.
But this is more than just a mere compilation of tracks done by the two netlabels. All the tunes have been written and produced from scratch exclusive for this release. The riddims were written by the artists of both labels. The ârawâ material was exchanged between the two netlabels, the vocal messages were added and then once again the tracks travelled back to the other side for the dubs and remixes. So basically every single track has been made with the contribution of artists from both sides in an organic and productive way.
The release consists of 4 riddims by Red Star Martyrs, Ashley, Med Dred and Negritage, all presented in 4 different cuts each. Vocalised by Zion Irie, Haji Mike & Singer Tempa and dubbed/mixed accordingly ina roots and culture style. Special mixes were included by Jah Rootikal Steppers and Manwel Tabone himself. Nuff respect Felix Dub Caravan for the live bass and guitars on the Roots-o-phonic riddim (tracks 9 & 10). Last but definitely not least, the irie melodica of Mind’s Eye Dub on the Negritage riddim, blows away the badness and sends positive vibrations of I-nity and One-ness.
01. Zion Irie - Run Come 02. Haji Mike - Dead Politiks 03. Red Star Martyrs - Roots Rock Rebel 04. Red Star Martyrs - Roots Rock Rebel (Jah Rootikal Steppers Mix) 05. Zion Irie - Dem Don't Know Righteousness 06. Ashley - Dem Don't Know Dub 07. Ashley - His Majesty Dub 08. Ashley - His Majesty Dub (Manwel T Mix) 09. Singer Tempa - So Hungry 10. Med Dred - So Hungry 4 Dub 11. Med Dred - Roots-o-phonic 12. Med Dred - Roots-o-phonic (Manwel T Mix) 13. Zion Irie - Lie, Lie, Lie 14. Negritage - Stay Away From Badness 15. Negritage - Stay Away From Badness (Ashley Mix) 16. Negritage feat. Mind's Eye Dub - Blow Away The Badness