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"United as one" awarded 4.5 outta 5 by Netlabelism

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It seems that the airplay and the reviews on our latest release "United As One don't seem to end, which really fills our souls with joy :) Big up each and every time to Reservoir Dub from Belgium, Saetchmo's Echochamber from Germany and Pete Gogle from the UK, who have included in their shows many tracks from our latest release and of course been added to the long list of radio stations and radio shows, spreading the Dubophonic vibrations do the world. Massive respect also to Rob Le Dub for his special 2-hour Dubophonic radio podcast with tracks from our back catalog.

Perhaps the one of the best reviews ever is that one of the internationally acclaimed online magazine Netlabelism.com, specializing in quality netlabel releases from all genres, awarding United As One with a score of 4.5 outta 5. This is the second review of our label on the site, after including our compilation release Explorations in Dub in the top 3 of 2013 and including 2 tracks in their Cast 21.

"To me it’s always interesting in reggae music to hear what artists do with the same musical starting point, and this album has that in abundance. If you’re a reggae or dub fan, you will enjoy exploring the nuances of this collection. The process for building these tracks is described as “lots of internet exchanges between Argentina, Cyprus, England, and Malta” and this method obviously was a success based on the results. Much respect to label heads Dub Thomas (Dubophonic) and Manwel T (Dubkey) for the idea of collaborating and, more importantly, pulling this off with such quality results."

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United as one // Reviews and airplay

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It is a very pleasure surprise to see our latest release "United As One" receive such positive reviews from sites like Culture Dub, Dubroom.org and the E-dub Community as well as an unbelievable airplay from radio stations and radio shows all over the world, such as Meltin' Dub, Dubocalypse, Radio Pulsar, Lord Bitum's Show on Party Time Radio, High Reasoning Reggae Time, Real Roots (22 Tracks), Dr Strangedub, Selecta Jerry, Echo Beach Radio and many many more. The list is getting bigger day by day, so big we can barely keep track of it. Give thanks to all djs, selectors and radio stations supporting us!

The latest airplay was on Wednesday evening on the Versionist Village Radio. It was a blessing to listen to Roots Reality Hi-Fi Sound outta Italy playing the Red Star Martyrs riddim "Roots Rock Reggae" and the Med Dred riddim "Roots-o-phonic" with Sis J Warrior sending her conscious messages of Love and I-nity over the Jah Rootikal Steppers and Manwel T mixes ina dubplate style. Royal salute to brother Enzo and sister Jane each and every time!


[DPH017] Dubophonic meets Dubkey - United as one

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[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

Zion Irie - Dem don't know Righteousness

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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

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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!