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Global Dubwize Vibes & Dread Bass Culture tonight at SF’s Club Six
This month Surya Dub celebrates the CD Release of resident Kush Arora’s
third album ‘From Brooklyn to SF’ with a series of shows including
tonight, Saturday May 26, at San Francisco venue Club Six. Appearing
alongside Kush is New York MC Juakali.
And to round out the night are
Special Guests Raz Mesinai
(aka Badawi/Sub Dub) as well as Lady
(Beats Without Borders, Vancouver).
Bubbling out of
the S.F. underground, From Brooklyn to SF is an adventure of Dread
bass, dubstep/dub, and desi dancehall featuring N. America's most
adventurous vocalists. The Singers on this release are Juakali, Zulu, N4SA, Blacksmith, and
Gurmeet. This follows the
recent release of MC Juakali's 12" EP, where Kush appears alongside
dubmasters Alpha & Omega,
and NYC's Drop the lime. Kush Arora teams up with three other Bay Area
producers, in dub.
Surf's Up with Luke Argila is
an Indian surfing dubstep anthem, Surya Dub with Maneesh The
Twister explores UK digital Steppers with Gurmeet on Vox,
and "Boss Strutt Dub" with process Rebel enters the world of sound
design and IDM. Kush has shared the bill with Dr. Israel, SF's Dhamaal Soundsystem,
opened for Theivery Corp, and
regularly plays the 10 year long running Dub Mission in San Francisco.
Juakali is the resident MC of New York City's premier dubstep event,
Dub War, and the internationally fueled bass driven club night Sub
Swara. This year alone he has been featured on tunes by UK Dub
heavyweights Alpha & Omega, Bristol's dubstep legend Pinch, NYC's Dhruva and SubSwara Crew, and many
other groundbreaking producers. He recently performed at last years
World Cup halftime.
Raz Mesinai aka
Badawi/Sub Dub has been on the forefront of the new dub, world,
experimental electronic, and avant garde new music scenes for over a
decade. He's released over a dozen influential albums since 1991
including: Sub Dub (1992), Badawi - Bedouin Sound Clash (1994),
Jerusalem Under Fire ('96), The Heretic of Ether (1999), The
Unspeakable (2000), Soldier of Midian (2001), Clones and False Prophets
(2004), and the most recent release on Asphodel "Safe". His records
have been released on various labels including Instinct, Asphodel,
ROIR, and Tzadik. Upcoming releases are a Badawi remix album featuring Dj Spooky, Kode 9, Dj Rupture among
others, as well as a new Dub step record due to be released later this
year. Badawi will be dropping some his latest treats at Surya Dub!
Lady Ra has become a fixture on the Vancoucer world music scene as Her
flair for selecting wicked tracks and mixing them with ambient global
sounds has been recognized up and down the westcoast.
Surya Dub is the next level in Global Dubwize Vibes and Dread Bass
Culture. Surya Dub is uniting all Dubwize sounds from Roots Reggae to
Dubstep and Ragga to Dread Bass Breakbeat and Drum'n'Bass to Bhangra,
South Asian Electronica and Global Bass Beat Bizness.
Check out the crew and more info at www.suryadub.com.
Sub Hz Den Dubstep, Dread Bass Breaks & D'n'B, Ragga
Special event KUSH ARORA CD Release Party featuring Juakali (Dub War,
Sub Swara) and returning from Brazil Raz Mesinai (Asphodel, ROIR, the
Maneesh the Twister (Dhamaal, Dub Mission), & Ripley (havoc sound)
Video DJ Ohashi Inna Yard Special Guest: Lady Ra (Beats Without
Borders) plus Residents DJ Amar (Electric Vardo) Ross Hogg & DJ
Neta (Ital Selection Hi-Fi)
Club Six, Saturday, May 26th,
60 6th St between Mission & Market
21 + : $7 before 11pm/ $10 after: 10:00pm-3:00am
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