UK Dub legend Adrian Sherwood

The Echo & Dub Club Present

UK Dub legend Adrian Sherwood

The Lions (record release), Zvuloon Dub System, DJ Tom Chasteen

Wed, June 18, 2014

9:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$10 advance / $15 at the door ($10 before 10pm)

$10 advance / $15 at the door ($10 before 10pm)

This event is 21 and over

Dub Club is proud to welcome back Adrian Sherwood! His productions on his On-U Sound label for groups like Dub Syndicate, Singers and Players, African Head Charge, and Tackhead were decades ahead of their time and still sound fresh and unique today. His more recent solo work obliterates the lines between dub , dubstep, and dancehall, and brings the On-U sonic madness right up to date. LAs own The Lions will be celebrating the release of "This Generation In Dub" on Stones Throw Records , 8 tracks from their "This Generation" LP remixed by Dub Club's Tom Chasteen! Inspired by reggae, sound system culture and the myriad of musical styles influenced by Jamaican music old and new, The Lions’ sound is firmly placed in soul music. Zvuloon Dub System is an 8 piece band with some of the cream of Israeli underground musicians. Adopting their name from one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the band was formed in 2006 by the Smilan brothers.

Dub Club
Dub Club
with Resident DJs:
Tom Chasteen
Roy Corderoy
The Dungeonmaster
Boss Harmony
Adrian Sherwood
Adrian Sherwood
Adrian Sherwood (born 1958 in London) is an English record producer best known for his work with dub music as well as for remixing a number of popular acts such as Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will Eat Itself, Sinéad O’Connor, and Skinny Puppy.
He is co-founder of Carib Gems and Pressure Sounds, and founder of Hitrun Records as well as Green Tea Records and Soundboy Records. His most well-known label is On-U Sound.

During the early 80’s he brought together many Jamaican artists under the collective name of Singers & Players including Prince Far I, Mikey Dread, Bim Sherman and many others, this helped promote the individual artists at the same time as promoting the On-U Sound label.

In 1986 he began working Jamaican dub producer and singer Lee Perry. They produced the classic album ‘Time Boom X De Devil Dead’ and Sherwood’s support helped relaunch Perry’s career.

He made contributions to the Industrial music genre in his remix of Einstürzende Neubauten’s song ‘Yü Gung’, on the album ‘Halber Mensch’, as well as his production work with Ministry, Cabaret Voltaire, KMFDM, Terminal Power Company and Nine Inch Nails.

Sherwood has also contributed to the blues, with his Little Axe project with Skip McDonald, producing his album on Real World Records, ‘Champagne and Grits’ in 2006.

In 2003, Sherwood released his first album as a solo artist, ‘Never Trust A Hippie?’ which featured collaborations with various artists such as Sly & Robbie, Steven “Lenky” Marsden, Carlton “Bubblers” Ogilvie and Jazzwad.

In 2006 he released his second album ‘Becoming A Cliché’ that again featured numerous artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, the late Bim Sherman, Dennis Bovell, Little Roy, Leigh ‘LSK’ Kenny, Samia Farah, Raiz and Mark Stewart. A limited 2-disc version was released simultaneously with the second disc titled ‘Dub Cliché’.

On beginning a solo career, Sherwood stated, “I wanted to do some of my own writing and make something that was challenging for me… As a producer, it’s my job to satisfy the artist foremost. I wanted to make something that was a little more aggressive and modern. I wanted to paint a picture that was contemporary, one that specifically showed where my brain was at. I’ve got to the point in my life where it’s time for me to call all of the shots.”
The Lions (record release)
The Lions (record release)
The LIONS are Los Angeles' premier all-star reggae band. The result of an impromptu recording session by some of the scene's most soulful and notable musicians and singers, The LIONS created grooves that went beyond Jamaican music by combining new and traditional rhythms, and dub mixing mastery with the global sounds of Ethiopia and Colombia resulting in their freshman LP Jungle Struttin' (Ubiquit...y Records 2008).

Since the Ubiquity release a series of 45's have been released on their own Lions Bread label garnering accolades from fans like KCRW's own Jeremy Sole who says: ""Like Daniel, I would step into The Lions' den for this sound! Yes they are fierce - the kings of the jungle when it comes to skank and riddim inna classic fashion. The Lions' new record marks a sweet revival of Dub, Rocksteady and perfect 3-part harmony that would make the legendary rootsmen proud."

Given the popularity of the last year's 7" 45 vinyl single "This Generation" b/w "New Girl," The Lions have released a second 45 "Roll it 'Round" b/w "Pieces of A Man". The combination of MC/actor Black Shakespeare and crooner Malik Moore shine once again on "Roll It 'Round," while singer/actor Alex Desert rides the rocksteady rhythm on "Pieces of a Man." This vinyl will also be available in limited quantities at Joshua Tree Music Festival until the new LP This Generation drops in July 2011.

With four vocalists backed by eight (and sometimes nine) musicians, their live set transcends any particular genre but is best described as a healthy mix of vocal and dub tracks, balancing classic reggae and soul cuts as well as a healthy portion of originals. The LIONS live is like the best summer party you can barely remember.

The LIONS have shared the stage with Gregory Isaacs, Sly & Robbie, Bunny Wailer, Distant Relatives (Nas and Damian Marley), Michael Rose, Horace Andy, The Abyssinians, Tarrus Riley, Fat Freddy's Drop, Antibalas, The Heptones, The Aggrolites, Bedouin Soundclash, Breakestra, Connie Price & the Keystones and Dengue Fever. The Lions repertoire has been heard on USA's hit series Burn Notice ("Hot No Ho", "Thin Man Skank," "Givin Up Food For Jah"), the Funk Aid For Africa compilation ("Jungle Struttin'") and the Box of Funq compilation ("Hot No Ho").
Zvuloon Dub System
Zvuloon Dub System
Zvuloon Dub System, Israel's leading World-Reggae band, emerges from a multicultural middle-eastern music scene, singing in English and Amharic.

"Zvuloon Dub System demonstrates conclusively why they are Israel's top reggae band, proving great roots music today finds some of its finest expressions outside its Jamaican homeland. Touching on many of the major themes of conscious reggae with authentic rhythms and tasty lead vocals, Zvuloon deserves a wide international audience."
Roger Steffens, Founding Chairman, Reggae Grammy Committee


Zvuloon Dub System is an 8 piece band with some of the cream of Israeli underground musicians.
Adopting their name from one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the band was formed in 2006 by the Smilan brothers.
They shared the same passion for roots reggae and dub, with influences from a variety of music styles, like Ethiopian jazz and rare grooves from the 70’s, USA's soul, funk and jazz, alongside with Israeli mizrahi (oriental) music. Similarly to the major producers of reggae, like Lee Perry and King Tubby, the band is also keen on creating not just their own music but their own sound. All their tracks are produced, recorded and mixed in the band's studio, representing a unique blend of a rich cultural heritage, which can be heard in the debut album, "Freedom Time”.

The critics are hailing Z.D.S debut album!
"Freedom Time takes the listener back to the golden days of reggae in the 70's - if I had heard the album without knowing who it was, I would have thought that it was a rare Glen Brown production mixed at King Tubby's. The musicianship, singing, and production are all top notch. It's great to find new reggae that sounds so authentic yet so natural."
Michael Goldwasser, Easy Star All Stars

"This small miracle is happening now, with the appearance of "Freedom Time," the debut album of Zvuloon Dub System." Album review by Ben Shalev, Haaretz

"Their sound is organic, fresh, and reminiscent of classic 70's roots-reggae, yet uniquely their own." The Reggae Review

"…surprisingly good and mature sounding project" Reggae-Vibes.com

The album consists of 9 previously unreleased original songs, and a groovy reggae version of Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix. It presents the band's vision of contemporary roots reggae and dub.
The album released on April 2012 on CD and vinyl under the band's independent label, Med.Tone Records. the album includes a guest appearance from leading Jamaican DJ, Ranking Joe.

While the album has a laid back and soulful vibe to it, the live performance presents the more energetic side of the band, with a special sound that developed during years of live performing. The band achieved great success in the reggae scene, but also amongst many music lovers from other genres.

The band is planning to release a series of new songs featuring some of the top reggae artists such as Ranking Joe, Milton Blake and more, and an EP with an exciting fusion of Reggae and Ethiopian music from the golden age of the 70s.

On stage, the band brings a fresh breath of vibes from around the world.
With a powerful lead singer, groovy rhythm section and an eccentric brass section, Zvuloon Dub System creates a heavy Dub experience and gives a new meaning to the word reggae.

The message of the band is peace, love, solidarity and equal rights to all, which, coming from such a controversial country, is spot on!

The band backed some of the top reggae singers visiting Israel such as the lead singer of "Israel Vibration", Apple Gabriel and UK DJ Brother Culture. The band opened the stage for some international reggae singers such as Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, Alpha Blondy and Groundation. In 2011 the band toured in Canada and Cyprus and played all around Israel including in the biggest local festivals.
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026