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[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one


[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one
Artist: Dubkey/Dubophonic
Title: United as one
Cat: [DPH017]
Genre: Reggae, Roots, Dub
Country: Argentina, Cyprus, France, Malta, UK
Release date: 20-09-2014
CC Licenses-by-nc-nd/3.0

The idea of collaborating with other netlabels has been long into the minds of Dub Thomas from Dubophonic and Manwel Tabone from Dubkey Records. 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

The result of this collaboration is more than just a mere compilation of tracks. All the tunes have been written and produced from scratch, exclusive for this release and the riddims were written by the artists of both labels. The “raw” 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-pohonic 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.

[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one
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TRACKS: 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

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Zion Irie - Dem don't know Righteousness


Only 24 hours remain for the "United as one" collaboration release with Dubkey Records. To prepare you for the vibrations to come, Manwel T has already done a video on the Ashley riddim "His Majesty". The track "Dem don't know Righteousness" features Zion Irie and will be included on this release in four different cuts, alongside with many other tracks. Enjoy!

Exclusive "Roots Rock Rebel" promo mix


Four days before the official release of "United as One" we have prepared a special promo mix by the Red Star Martyrs on one of the four riddims, exclusive as a pre-release. This mix will not be included on the album and can only be downloaded separately at a limited amount of downloads. This special mix includes four cuts of the "Roots Rock Rebel" riddim by the Red Star Martyrs, with Zion Irie, Haji Mike and Jah Rootikal Steppers and can be downloaded from Soundcloud and Versionist platforms for a limited number of 100 downloads. So click the download button and be one of the 100 listeners to own this special mix for free. Hope you enjoy it!

Dubroom reviews Dubophonic


Yes I. What a pleasant surprise it was indeed, to receive this great review by one of the biggest reggae and dub portals on the web. has expressed with the best words on our nelabel family. Massive respect to Messian Dread and his crew for the amazing work they do for so many years, always giving their best to the (conscious) reggae and dub community worldwide.

Dubroom reviews Dubophonic"With the Dubkey Netabel based on Malta, Dubophonic is the next step in a Mediterranean Roots Reggae and Dub take-over. Based in Cyprus and founded no earlier than June 2013, ... one thing is for certain: Dubophonic take their net label serious and so it should be. It's not just the amount of releases in a certain quality, it is the work on their website, liner notes and massive press feedback. Centered around Dub Thomas, but not limited to him. A look at the artist names reveal a variety of styles and genres, from heavyweight Dubwise to a more lighter variant, Dubophonic strives to cater to all lovers of (conscious) Reggae and Dub." Read more
Dubroom reviews Dubophonic / Ibel meets Med Dred & Dub Caravan
But the review does not stop here, it continues by showcasing two of our releases. The first one is a release from last year, "Love fi Life" by Ibel Campbell, Med Dred and Dub Caravan.

"Three vocals, four dubs: Love Fi Life is a joyous collaboration between Jamaican vocalist Ibel and Med Dred based on another island, namely that of Cyprus. The Mediterranean vibes are there, undeniably. The Jamaican vibe, too. There's even a UK Dub vibe coming in the form of a Dub by Dub Caravan. Get this one for some Ireness!" Read More

And just today one more review was posted on their site. This time a more recent one from this year released by Dubsynaticx, "Studio Dubs Part I".

"Whenever you see "Part One" in the title of an album, it's always intriguing: when it turns out to contain niceness, you know there's more of that niceness coming your way. Right? Presenting Part One of Studio Dubs, presenting Dubsynaticx, presenting some Dub Niceness. Yes I! ... Yes, the Dubroom should apologize to this Dub producer for not having discovered him before. Is his music that crucial, you might ask, and the answer is YES. It's definitely an addition to the variety in Eurodub and Roots land. We can get it thanks to the Idren at the Cyprus-based Dubophonic Net Label, responsible for this excellent April 2014 release." Read more

Next double release: Dubophonic meets Dubkey


‘United As One’ is a co-project between the Dubkey and the Dubophonic net labels. Four roots rhythms by Red Star Martyrs, Ashley, Med Dred, and Negritage, were created for this set, and artists from the two labels voiced them, played on them, and remixed them.

We get four different versions of each rhythm. Together with the above mentioned artists’ original versions of their rhythms, we get to hear three great songs by Zion Irie, two typical dub remixes by Manwel T, a topical dub poem by Haji Mike, another crucial song by Singer Tempa, and heavy remixes by Jah Rootikal Steppers, Med Dred, and Ashley. Mind’s Eye Dub - with his sublime melodica melodies - is featured on the last track.

Lots of internet exchanges between Argentina, Cyprus, England, and Malta took place in order to get this album finished, especially between Dub Thomas and Manwel Tabone, the two label heads who orchestrated the whole project. All the valid contributions by all the artists involved make this a wonderful compilation that can’t be missed! A massive release – don’t let it pass you by!