Dub Is A Weapon - Vaporized CD


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“It can’t be done, man!” That’s what Dave Hahn, mastermindbehind Dub Is A Weapon, heard when he fi rst fl oated the idea of alive dub group, as he and his mates listened to some prime 1960sKing Tubby cuts in the band van. “Everyone seemed to think youcould only do dub in the studio,” Hahn recalls.

Hahn set out to prove them wrong, with skills learned live andon the road, and with help from a Jamaican beatnik percussionist(who recorded with Bob Marley), an old high school friend, andyoung upstarts from the Brooklyn scene. Together they’ve honedtheir live take on the genre’s spaced-out grooves, a sound felt infull force on Vaporized.


“Bass and drum coming so hard and dangerous you can see the competition’s bloodstains.” - Village Voice

“A sprawling supergroup that combines the spacey atmospherics of dub with the brassy big-band soul of African pop.”- New York Magazine

“Dub Is A Weapon charged ahead with overstated rhythms and a spiraling undulating sound that literally forced youto move or loose your balance.” - Jambase

Recently serving as both opener and backing band of dub pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry, the group recalls the grittier,hard-hitting sounds of Britain’s Dub Syndicate. “I realize that most people’s idea of dub is something that you sit onyour couch and listen to while doing bong hits,” chuckles Hahn, 32. “But I wanted to do something that would makepeople get up and dance-and something that was a little more confrontational.” Mission accomplished. - Relix

Track List:
1. Turbulence listen
2. Turmoil listen
3. Seven Doors listen
4. Asheville listen
5. Forwarding Home listen
6. Persistence listen
7. Curva Peligrosa listen
8. Destiny listen
9. Insurection listen

Release date 04.26.2011