Sunday, September 2, 2012
DUB MISSION's 16th ANNIVERSARY!
featuring Dub Mission'S DJ SEP, VINNIE ESPARZA & LUDICHRIS
plus special sound system set with MISTA CHATMAN (Jam Jam/Seattle) on the mic
at Elbo Room - 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Club is 21+ - Club info: 415 552 7788
9 pm to 2 am - $8 Adv./$10 Door
Limited advance tickets at www.inticketing.com and www.brownpapertickets.com
On Sunday, September 2nd, DUB MISSION will celebrate 16 years of spreading the dub virus throughout the Bay Area and beyond with stellar sets from DUB MSSION residents DJ SEP, VINNIE ESPARZA, and LUDICHRIS to get the dance floor jumping, plus a special sound system set featuring West Coast's MISTA CHATMAN (Jam Jam/Seattle) on the mic.
DUB MISSION is one of the longest-running dub and reggae parties in the U.S., and the world. A weekly Sunday night party at Elbo Room in the Mission District of San Francisco, Dub Mission presents cutting-edge dub, dubstep, roots reggae, and dancehall, and has featured artists from all over the world.
DUB MISSION was started in 1996 as an alternative to the typical reggae night. The idea was to present the more cutting-edge side of the music (i.e. all forms of dub and progressive roots reggae dancehall) that had not been heard much in Bay Area clubs until then. Luckily this period of time has also coincided with a great resurgence of interest in dub music through onstage performances and re-issues. Since then we have presented special nights on various reggae greats including Bob Marley, Lee Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Far I, to name a few. Artists and DJs from all over the world and the U.S. have also performed at DUB MISSION. A partial list includes the U.K.'s Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, Groove Corporation aka Overproof Sound System, and Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System (Holland), Florian Seyberth of Boozoo Bajou (Germany), Dubblestandart (Austria), Pitch Black (New Zealand), Yossi Fine of Ex-Centric Sound System (Israel), The Scientist, Nickodemus of Turntables on the Hudson, Tino Corp featuring Jack Dangers &, Ben Stokes, Dr. Israel, Heavyweight Dub Champion, and many many others. In January of 1999, DUB MISSION produced legendary dubmaster The Scientist along with the all-star Devil Dub Band (Buckethead, Brain, DJ Disk) at the Justice League. In April of the same year, we co-presented the first Bay Area appearance by the Blood & Fire Sound System featuring Trinity, Dillinger, Ranking Joe and selector Steve Barrow also at the Justice League .In 1999, DUB MISSION celebrated its third anniversary with a special dub set by house specialists, Dubtribe Sound System put together specifically for that night. In 2001 DUB MISSION celebrated its fifth anniversary with producer/mixmaster extraordinaire Adrian Sherwood, whose On-U Sound System has been a great influence on Dub Mission, with Ghetto Priest on the mic. In 2002 DUB MISSION turned six with an unprecedented sound system featuring The Scientist at the controls. In 2003 we celebrated our seventh anniversary with the first ever and only U.S. appearance by Groove Corporation with Ras Tweed on the mic. In 2004 we were nominated for "Best Party" by the Club World Awards. In 2005, we hosted an international dub summit with rare West Coast performances by Yossi Fine of Ex-Centric Sound System, and Cosmic Rocker and Zeb aka The Spy From Cairo of Organic Grooves. In 2006, Dub Mission turned 10 years old with a record-setting event featuring all the resident DJs. The following year, we celebrated our 11th anniversary with the debut of NY's Subatomic Sound System featuring MCs Jahdan Blakkamoore and Treasure Don on the mic. Last year , we celebrated our 15th anniversary with Adrian Sherwood and Brother Culture, who performed together for the first time in the U.S. in front the of the Dub Mission audience. We look forward to another great year of riddims & laughter. Dub Mission: Every Sunday at Elbo Room.
On this night, West Coast ambassador of the raggamuffin stylee MISTA CHATMAN will keep things lively pon di mic throughout the evening then drop his own unique Dancehall set with DJ SEP running versions from JA & beyond.
NOT to be missed!!
From the mountainsides of eastern WA to the sandy beaches of Jamaica (and many places in between), Reggae music ambassador MISTA CHATMAN remains livicated to entertaining the masses with his conscious, ragga styled mic chatting. And for the past few years he has performed in many festivals, shows and reggae parties in places like BC, NYC, SF and JA, both solo and alongside artists such as Delhi2Dublin, Kytami, Subatomic Sound System, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Non Stop Bhangra, and others. He has also shared the stage with many reggae greats such as Collie Buddz, Mad Professor, Barrington Levy, Marlon Asher, and Yellowman. Chatman is also an event host and promoter with his six-year Seattle based weekly reggae party JAM JAM, and his seasonal all ages BABY LUVS REGGAE event. While his live appearances have been his main vehicle for spreading his musical message, he also has begun to focus on more recording projects and has collaborated with the likes of Canada's Delhi2Dublin with Kytami, local dubstep producer El Diablo, and Brooklyn-based glitch producer Rx. Forthcoming projects include tunes with Slit Jockey Record's El Carnicero, Jamaican artist God Head, BC-based producer The Phonograff, and local producer Shockman.