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Talking to people who live their lives in Dub & Reggae. A series of in depth interviews with artists, sound systems, promoters and all kinds of people that have spent their lives in the world of Dub & Reggae. It's hosted by Steve from Vibronics, who has been producing Roots Reggae Dub for over 20 years, runs the SCOOPS Records label and performs regularly all over the world.
 
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This week my guest is Brinsley Forde. Brinsley has played such a key role in the reggae & dub world, he starred in the film Babylon, he was front man & voice of Aswad and was hanging out with Bob Marley & The Wailers when they were living in London in the late 1970s. We hear about all this stuff and much more during this really interesting intervie…
 
This week my guest is Earl Gateshead, many of you will have caught Earl’s infectious reggae selections over the years, wether with Trojan Sound System, Reggae Roast or any of the other many many sessions he has played at during a career that has lasted over 40 years. Earl tells us about time spent with Big Youth and Sugar Minott as well as how he h…
 
This week my guest is Scientist. Welcome to one of the ultimate dub mixing legends ever ... in this interview I loved hearing about King Tubby and those magical early days in Jamaica when dub music was born. Its fair to say that Scientist has suffered at the hands of an unfair music industry that doesn’t respect dub mixing in the way it should, and…
 
This week my guest is Neil from, King Shiloh Sound System, Amsterdam’s Healing of The Nations sound. Me & Neil have known each other a long time and we dig deep into his personal journey, that include talks about Yorkshire, Amsterdam and even Ethiopia. We had some technical issues with the recording, so about 20 minutes in we have to move over to t…
 
This week my guest is Solo Banton. Solo is a talented & charismatic performer, lyricist, producer, host & a great interviewer too (check old his Old Ragamuffin show to see what I mean). We get chance to find out how his life in dub started back in London, as a young child obsessed with Reggae Music & Sound Systems, we also talk about how Covid has …
 
This week my guest is Jamie Kibir La Amlak, we talk about his experience from a very early age of reggae music, speaker boxes and music making, We learn a lot about the Kibir La Amlak journey that started out in Southend, one of the great places for reggae sound systems in the UK, and amongst many subjects we talk about the Brazilian singing trio t…
 
This week my guest is Sandra Cross. Shame on me that it took me 20 shows to finally get a female guest! Sandra is THE voice of Lovers Rock, but she’s also a lover of roots reggae, hence the tracks we released together last year. In the interview we learn about her early days growing up in Brixton and how she rebelled and immersed herself in the vib…
 
This week my guest is Paul from Nucleus Roots in Manchester. Nucleus are of the great collectives and production houses that started out in the 1990s. Paul talks about his love of live music and how punk has been a big influence on him, as well as the whole story of my personal favourite Nucleus Roots release - the infamous ‘Brown Album’ . FACEBOOK…
 
This week my guest is Murray Man from Birmingham, a great vocalist and producer and founder of the Mellow Vibes record label. Certainly one of the nicest guys in the business, Murray Man talks about his childhood times in Jamaica as well as some great stories about the old sound system days in Birmingham and his involvement in the Virgo sound syste…
 
This week my guest is Sukh from Indica Dubs. It was the first face to face interview recorded in the Dub Cupboard studio here in Leicester. In the interview we find our about how Indica Dubs started, but also about Southall, a part of West London that has supported Reggae and Sound Systems for years and years. Sukh also tells us about what he has l…
 
This week my guest is Steve Jah Warrior. Jah Warrior will be known to many for his classic releases in the 1990s, working with legends like Prince Allah and Horace Andy , but Jah Warrior was active long before these records came out, and in this interview he talks about attending sound system dances in the 1970s and 80s, about building his sound sy…
 
This week my guest is Stryda from Dubkasm in Bristol. Stryda is a prominent figure in the reggae & sound system arena, he started out on Pirate Radio back in the 90s and is now maybe best known as being one-half of the mighty Dubkasm. He is also promoter of the legendary ’Teachings In Dub’ nights in Bristol and is about to launch a new Radio show. …
 
This week my guest is Joseph from King Alpha Sound System, King Alpha have become an essential name in the Sound System scene over the last few years, with their own heavyweight sound system and record label. We talked about growing up in Ghana, King Alpha’s rise up the ranks via the Word Sound & Power stable in London and about the intensity of so…
 
This week we have Dougie Wardrop from Conscious Sounds, Bush Chemists and Centry on the Life In Dub Podcast show, so many music projects that are part of the foundation of UK Dub & Reggae. Dougie is a highly talented and prolific music producer who’s passion for making music remains as strong as it did way back in the 1980s when he started out. Dou…
 
This week my guest is Rico from OBF in France. OBF have hit some amazing highs over the last few years, firmly established as one of the leading sound systems and music producers. We talk about early days in squats in Geneva and starting the Dubquake night as well as more recent trips to Jamaica. Their new album 'Signz' came out last week, so my ca…
 
This week my guest is Aba Shanti, a true cornerstone of the world-wide roots reggae sound system scene, and someone who has 100% lived their life in dub. The interview is full of amazing insights into his very early days, talks about the time he spent working with Jah Tubbys back in the 1980s, as well as his love for, and connection with, the city …
 
This week my guest is Imo from Moa Anbessa in Italy, one of the most important Roots-Reggae music projects to come out of Italy. We talk about the history of Reggae & Sound Systems in Italy, as well as the rise of the Moa Anbessa project and the Zion Station Festival that Imo helps to organise.... enjoy ! It is always great to hear from listeners, …
 
This week my guest is Danny Red, one of the key voices in modern roots reggae. We recorded this interview with Danny in Kingston Jamaica, and me in the Dub Cupboard Studio in Leicester. Danny is for sure a true original thinker and a great orator, and we touched on topics as diverse as noise abatement politics in Jamaica, Danny’s discovery of Rasta…
 
My guest this week is Ben Alpha Steppa. We recorded this interview in Mexico City last December when we were doing some shows together. Ben not only makes amazing music and political actions himself, but he is also the son of John from Alpha & Omega - who are one of the THE foundation influences on Vibronics. https://www.facebook.com/alphasteppa/ht…
 
This week my guest is King Earthquake aka Errol Arawak. The King Earthquake Sound System has got to be one of the truly legendary & notorious roots sound systems of the last 20 years and I traveled over to Birmingham to meet with Errol to talk about his sound system, his personal story and to gain some insight into lesser known legends like Lynx th…
 
This week my guest is Russ D of The Disciples, one of the founders of the UK Dub & Roots sound from the late 1980s right up to now. I interviewed Russ over the phone, so please excuse the odd audio glitch - i'm sure it won’t stop you from enjoying this fascinating insight into Russ and his musical journey. http://www.lifeindub.com/https://russdisci…
 
My guest this week is Mark Iration. I drove up to the High Rise Studio in Leeds where we sat down to talk about how he started out in music, the birth of Iration Steppas and how Mark and the crew evolved into one of the most successful & highly influential sound systems out there. I’ve known Mark a long time, so it was great to sit down and talk th…
 
Welcome to the fourth Life In Dub Podcast, a new series of in depth interviews with people who have lived their lives in dub & reggae. My guest this week is Tom Tatersall , one of the founder members of Mungos HiFi. This is the first remote hook-up of this Podcast series, with me sat in the Dub Cupboard studio in Leicester and Tom in his studio up …
 
My guest this week is Macka B, someone who has recorded in 2 different Vibronics Dub Cupboard studio locations. I travelled over to Wolverhampton in the West Midlands to sit down with Macka and talk about his life in Dub & Reggae. Macka is a great talker and our conversation covered many topics including his early begins in music, his TV appearance…
 
My guest for this second episode of the Life In Dub Podcast is Nick Manasseh, truly a legendary figure in the UK Reggae music since the 1980s. We sat down in his London studio and talked about his Sound system days, the enduring influence of his KISS FM radio show and of course, about his music productions over the years . I would love to hear your…
 
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