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Alborosie’s “Alborosie Meets The Roots Radics “Dub For The Radicals” Out January 18th

 

“Music knows no boundaries, Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music.” -David Rodigan 

New York, NY – Upholding the unique sound of authentic Jamaican Dub, with the sonic precision of his heavy hitting productions, Alborosie’s “Alborosie Meets The Roots Radics “Dub For The Radicals”, will be released Friday January 18. The project was engineered, produced and mixed by Alborosie using vintage analog gear, dub sirens, reel to reel tape, and live instrumentation from Alborosie and reggae icons the ‘Roots Radics’. This release marks the first album to come out of VP Records 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the year.

This project follows his 2018 release, “Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United”, which was released on June 29th, with members of Bob Marley’s former backing band The Wailers. Both bodies of work exemplify Alborosie’s continued work to preserve reggae music by working with the originators and helping to connect reggae music with fans around the world. On “Dub For The Radicals”, some instantly familiar Roots Radics melodic riffs show up throughout the album such as parts from the hit song “Night Nurse” float through the hard-hitting drums on ‘Midnight Dub Raves.’

To launch this album, Alborosie will be headlining a special Strictly the Best concert live from Montego Bay on January 30th. He then will embark on a tour beginning in February in Bogota, Colombia and wrapping up at Summer Jam in Cologne, Germany in July. Continuing to showcase his master dub abilities, he also recently launched his “Dub Mechanic” YouTube series which showcases Alborosie creating Dub mixes live in his Kingston, Jamaica recording studio. So far he has done dub mixes of “Live Conscious”, “Table Has Turned”, “One Chord Dub” and “Contradiction” featuring Chronixx.

“The beauty of a great dub album lies in the listener seeking audible reference points, and on Dub For The Radicals, the game of audio hide-and-seek is a thrilling ride,’ said journalist David Katz. “Ultimately, Dub For The Radicals continues Alborosie’s explorations into dub’s deeper space, reaching a new level on his dub journey even as he helps dub to reclaim stellar status in Jamaica,” he continued.

Look out for new Live Dub uploads next year and more on his YouTube page:

2019 Tour Dates

Bogota, Colombia @ Jamming Festival 2019

02/16/2019

Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy @ Live Music Club

03/08/2019

Marghera, Italy @ CS Rivolta

03/09/2019

Turin, Italy @ Teatro Della Concordia

03/14/2019

Parma, Italy @ Campus Industry Music

03/15/2019

Senigallia, Italy @ Mamamia

03/16/2019

Bristol, United Kingdom @ Ansom Rooms

03/20/2019

London, United Kingdom @ O2 Forum Kentish Town

03/22/2019

Bratislava, Slovakia @ Atelier Babylon

03/27/2019

Marseille, France @ Espace Julien

04/07/2019

Perpignan, France @ Elmediator

04/09/2019

Madrid, Spain @ Sala Mon

04/13/2019

Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Fabrik

04/17/2019

Munich, Germany @ Reggaeville Easter Special – Munich 2019

04/18/2019

Hamburg, Germany @ Reggaeville Easter Special – Hamburg 2019

04/19/2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Reggaeville Easter Special – Amsterdam 2019

04/21/2019

Berlin, Germany @ Reggaeville Easter Special – Berlin 2019

04/22/2019

Monterey, CA, United States @ California Roots Festival 2019

05/24/2019

Cologne, Germany @ Summerjam 2019

07/05/2019

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For press inquiries, please contact: jennifer.valentin@vprecords.com

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