Suns of Dub
Suns of Dub is a label, group & performing dub-production team creating a unique sound experience driven by dub influenced genres, merging live instruments, and original Rockers Reggae Sounds with a new age dub style and innovative ideas. Suns of Dub incorporates live melodica, steeply, nyabinghi drums & dubbing, vinyl, deejaying, and composition into one musical entity. The Team is lead by Ras Jammy and Addis Pablo (son of Melodica/Dub Legend Augustus Pablo). They co-manage a community of musicians, producers & artists under the production label including Jah Bami, Roots by Nature, Masia One & Valdo among others, presenting a unique variety of shows; from melodica & live band, dub soundsystem style & live track dubbing, acoustic, reggae, drum & bass and/or electronic dance music. From production to performance, possibilities are endless.
In 2010, while visiting Jamaica, Addis Pablo teamed up with Trinidadian promoter/producer RasJammy TriniYard. Jammy is a young entrepreneur & dub enthusiast who would later became manager, deejay and co-producer, coining the phrase and bringing into manifestation Suns of Dub. The duo came together to present Dub Reggae in a new age format while upholding the traditional elements of the classic Rockers International collection. Having since released over 100 pieces of music in the form of Mixtapes, EPs, Compilations, Singles & Downloads, collaborating with world renowned Major Lazer, Chronixx, Protoje, Mighty Crown, Inner Circle, Clive Chin, Toddla T, Jesse Royal, Cali P, Sizzla, Norris Man, Queen Omega, Prince Alla, Jah 9, Midnite, Mikey General, Dubkasm and Masia One to name a few. Suns of Dub has been able to capture the hearts of rockers & dub lovers worldwide, as a fresh brand out of the Caribbean, working consistently to further the expansion of their music across a global network of followers. Using SoundCloud as the main channel for accessing their music, Suns of Dub has been able to gather over 48,000 international followers to the brand’s label, with massive growth daily.
Suns of Dub released their first Vinyl Record with Royal Order Music ‘Selassie Souljahz in Dub’ and took to Europe on an independent promotional tour in 2013. The release is continuously championed by BBC 1XTRA’s ‘Sir David Rodigan MBE’ and is considered by him as “One of the best Dub record for decades, since the time of King Tubby & Augustus Pablo”. Their 2013 tour, and masterful work on ‘Selassie Souljahz in Dub’ earned them great recognition in the region, Addis for displaying such competence & flexibility with the Melodica on his debut European performance with Inner Circle in France, and Jammy for the soul shaking dub performances on the sound system dubbox & turntables.
Later in 2013 the duo surprised many and expanded the reach of their sound by collaborating with world renowned DJ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer to release the self-titled mixtape ‘Major Lazer presents – Suns of Dub’. The download was made available on various musical platforms and gained recognition for its progressive sound and innovation of dub reggae. 2014 saw the release of the highly anticipated debut melodica album from Addis Pablo & the ‘Jah SolidRock’ label ‘In My Father’s House’, followed with a series of short documentaries, vinyl, interviews, and further soft releases promoting the Suns of Dub collective. Addis Pablo & Suns of Dub went on to open up for, ‘Skrillex’ and ‘Major Lazer’, perform with Grammy Award winning Hip Hop Soul Band ‘The Roots’, performances & magazine features with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and continues to Headline & feature on
events along the Reggae, Dub & Electronic Music circuits worldwide, having performed in Mexico, Wales, North America, Canada, the Caribbean, England, all around Asia and countless Music Festivals throughout Europe.
A successful and more focused 2015 sees the groups physical expansion, with the incorporation of more live elements & different styles of performances. March 2015 saw Addis & Valdo being featured on “Chronixx’s Capture Land Jamaica Tour” along with the release of the groundbreaking MightyCrown meets Suns of Dub ‘Far East Mixtape’ featuring a host of specials & exclusive pre-releases, followed by a full scale UK promotional Tour throughout April then on to promote their own special event the ‘Rockers International Dub Week’ in June. June well celebrated by the Suns as ’Rockers Month’ saw the release of Radio Kangol a new Radio Streaming platform featuring a Rockers International Station curated by Suns of Dub.
Addis Pablo was featured in the July 2015 US edition of one of the world’s top lifestyle publications; Vogue Magazine, with others in the group Jah Bami, Valdo, Jammy & himself also going on to make several high profile appearances together & individually on Trinidad, Jamaican & European Television shows including ARTE, CaribVision & other international programs also finding themselves participating in several state sponsored cultural and art events around the Caribbean, before heading to Europe for their 2015 Summer tour throughout July & August, which saw them breakout onto some of the biggest world music stages in Europe including Dour Festival. September & October 2015 will see the U.S. Promo Tour with Addis & Jah Bami, for the Suns of Dub ‘Far East Dub’ LP, the debut ‘Suns of Dub’ album per se, which features vocals & melodica from Jah Bami & Addis Pablo repesctively, with mixes by Ras Jammy & Suns of Dub background member ‘P-Dub’ with music by his Dub Assassins band. Releasing in November this album explores the original deep roots approach to dub. Along with major focus on the upcoming album the final quarter of 2015 will see a Far East Dub LP Winter Tour of Europe along with Suns of Dub’s collaborative efforts with Kangol Headwear coming to manifestation with the release of official special and exclusive Augustus Pablo and Rockers International headwear, produced by Kangol, designed by Suns of Dub & Isis Swaby.
Addis Pablo and the Suns of Dub conglomerate have created a name for themselves as catalysts of the new wave in Dub, Drum and Bass, EDM, House, and International Dance Club music out of the Caribbean.With contributions from India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, UK, the Americas and throughout the Caribbean, Suns of Dub provides a wide range of music selections to meet the mood from Dub, DnB, Trap, House, EDM, Roots Reggae & Rockers. This is the New Generation of Rockers International