Sunday, November 11, 2012
DUB MISSION presents an exclusive Bay Area appearance! featuring
dr. ISRAEL (vocals, sound system and live remixing
and CLIFF TUNE on drums
Record Release Party for GHETTO DEFENDANT: REMIXES
plus DJ SEP (Dub Mission)
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 before 11 pm/$11 after
Limited advance tickets at www.inticketing.com and www.brownpapertickets.com
On this night dr. Israel will be playing with live drummer Cliff Tune (Con Brio & Artemis). He'll be performing live versions from his newly remixed Ghetto defendant EP, (whose release we'll be celebrating) along with a selection of his original hit tunes of classic dancehall, roots reggae, dub and dubstep in a special high energy sound system show.
dr. Israel is a Brooklyn based revolutionary artist, with releases on ROIR Records, Wordsound, and MOD Tech, as well as collaborations and remixes with legends such as Bill Laswell, Mad Professor, Dr No, Sepultura, Rancid, Sublime, Lee Perry, Bernie Worrell, DJ Krush, and beyond. He has received accolades from Rolling Stone, Vibe, LA Times, and Village Voice, among others.
Doc started his musical journey in the mid
90's in the north industrial region of Brooklyn, among the legendary dub label
Wordsound, the growth of the NYC "illbient" scene, and in close proximity
to Bill Laswell's Greenpoint Studio. His signature sound--a unique blend of
roots reggae, dub, jungle, hip-hop, punk, and hardcore-is fused with conscious
lyrics, laying the groundwork for his special blend of revolution. He followed
his first album, "7 tales of Israel" (Wordsound '97) with "Inna City Pressure"
(Mutant 99), receiving both great press coverage and impressive sales. But
the label had closed its doors for good midway through the tour, leaving Doc
supporting an album that no longer had a label. In response, he took his music
deep underground, quietly releasing multiple albums on Indies and collaborating
with all sorts of folk, from Rancid to Sepultura to Bill Laswell, to Skiz
Fernando of Wordsound. He began to build an extensive touring network, with
show's and guest appearances throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the US.
He also opened a multi-studio recording complex in Brooklyn which houses Doc's
own studio, revolution sound, as well as the studios where TV On The Radio
and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's record. Starting a partnership with legendary punk/dub
indie ROIR, Doc started with the re-release of a remixed re-mastered "Inna
City Pressure" which was once again well received, and followed up with a
new collaboration, Dreadtone International, featuring vocalists Lady K, and
Chemda. Dreadtone's "Patterns of War" was released to even more critical acclaim
than "Inna City." After two European, and four U.S. tours, including solo
dub sets, appearances with Dreadtone International, unprecedented guest appearances
with dub legend Mad Professor, and a vocal appearance with Heavyweight dub
Champion in front of 17 000 people at "Reggae on the River," Doc took has
taken his revolutionary ideals to the screen. Together with Brooklyn director/writer
Johnny K, he began to develop film concept "Ascend into Zion", a futuristic
sci-fi post globalization Rasta fight flick. They created a "short" version
of the film that has now been picked up by Palm Pictures/ Comcast, and will
be available in over 9.5 million homes in 35 states throughout the U.S. He
also teamed up with Bill Laswell in 2011, Dr Israel was seen producing tracks
for Method of Defiance and Lee Scratch Perry's "'Rise Again."
In early 2012, dr. Israel launched an ongoing series of releases, titled "The Liberation Chronicles." Told through the music and various media related to the project, the story depicts the victory of creativity and love over politics and violence. The first release in the series, 'Ghetto Defendant' was released in January of that year. A multi-media series telling the tale of a dreadlocked insurrectionist battling an evil post corporate empire, the EP contains five powerful songs that fuse dub, dancehall, reggae, rock, dubstep, and hip-hop elements, with commanding hook oriented vocals to create a futuristic musical blend. The remix album, to be released this November in time with the DUB MISSION show, includes bass heavy re-envisioned versions of the original tunes, from producers such as Mochipet, KJ Sawka, Kush Arora, Systemwide, Process Rebel, Tore Finstad, DJ Olive, and Papa Skunk.
dr ISRAEL on Bandcamp
Bay Area-based promoter/producer DJ Sep is the founder and main resident DJ behind Dub Mission. A Sunday night party at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, Dub Mission--16 years strong--is one of the longest-running dub, dubstep, roots and dancehall parties in the U.S., and the world. Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo's Hi Fi with Soom T, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Turntables on the Hudson, and many others. For 22 years, DJ Sep was also on Bay Area radio: first at college radio station KUSF and later at Berkeley's public radio station, KPFA. In 2003, she and journalist/DJ/producer Shockman realized and compiled Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a compilation of all-exclusive American dub tracks released by Germany's Select Cuts Records. In 2009, her remixes with Jason Short, "Get Your Dub Wet," featuring Juakali and Dj Collage aka Mista Chatman were released on Mochipet's Daly City Records. DJ Sep has also been nominated for an SF Weekly Music Award in the best DJ category, and has spun at venues throughout many parts of U.S. and Europe.
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