Sunday, August 19, 2012
DUB MISSION presents a Bay Area Exclusive show:
The S.F. debut of DREADSQUAD (Lodz/ Poland)
plus KUSH ARORA (Top Billin, Surefire, KAP)
LIVE sound system set feat. bashment, dread bass, steppers, U.K. funky, and baile funk
and DJ SEP
at Elbo Room - 647 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Club is 21+ - Club info: 415 552 7788
9 pm to 2 am - $6 Adv./$9 Door
Limited advance tickets at www.inticketing.com and www.brownpapertickets.com
DUB MISSION is very proud to present the S.F debut of Lodz, Poland's DREADSQUAD. In production since 2001, Dreadsquad has worked with a stellar lineup of European and Jamaican reggae artists, including Ward 21, Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, U Brown, Million Stylez, Lady Chann, Tippa Irie, Jah Mason, Perfect, and Dr Ring Ding. Having four mixtapes, two full-length albums and many vinyl singles to its name, Dreadsquad instrumentals have been used by artists such as Marika, East West Rockers, Ras Luta, Junior Stress, Kacezet, Natural Dread Killaz, O.S.T.R., Pablopavo, Reggaenerator, Tede, Numer Raz, Grubson and many more. Its mashups can also be found in the record cases of such pioneers of the genre as J Star, Upstate Rockers, Mr. Blend or even Daddy G of Massive Attack. Dreadsquad's songs and gigs are the fusion of reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady and hip-hop. Freely mixing genres, it often combines Jamaican music with modern sounds of breakbeat, jungle, dubstep and garage. For this DUB MISSION date, DREADSQUAD will be spinning some of its own productions as well as remixes from producers from all over the world: a compilation of old school and new school, ragamuffin, digital, dub, reggae and modern bass music in every form.
It's been 15 years of madness in San Francisco for KUSH ARORA, and the party has just started. Throughout his diverse, ten-record discography, Kush has been sculpting cultural sound in San Francisco and beyond, branding his own signature imprint on bass driven music. With a hefty discography with collaborations and remixes ranging from Lady Chann to Eight Frozen Modules, Elephant Man to Balkan Beat Box, his sound has been sought after by futurists worldwide. All shades of dub, garage, dancehall, and Indo-Caribbean influences merge into his unique "Dread Bass" sound that has found him compared with future riddim makers like Stereotyp, Muzlimgauze, The Bug and even Adrian Sherwood. Whether spinning bashment at a dubstep party, or working on Angolan riddims with Jamaican vocalists, Kush is always up for something new. Having just finished an EP with Baile Funk vocalist Zuzuka Poderosa, and releasing a hectic schedule of tropical, auk funky, and tribal sounds, his releases have been found on labels as diverse as Top Billin, Crunchtime Recordings, to J Dub and ESL. His performances range from Live Ableton Tribal sessions to full on bashment and funky with MC Zulu, Juakali, and Zuzuka Poderosa. Recent productions include artists such as Elephant Man, Cutty Ranks, Lady Chann, Balkan Beat Box, Zion I, Nickodemus, and collaborations alongside Stereotyp, Jahdan Blackkkamoore, and J. Boogie. But do not be fooled by his experimental nature. This man will slay any dance floor he sets foot on, guaranteed.