Dub Conversion: Surya Dub
There's an article by Eric Arnold in this week's SF Weekly about a new club night that we're very excited about here at playtherecords. Surya Dub is a monthly "global dub" party (if you're reading this in the Bay Area and want to come, the first one is this Saturday, January 27 at Club Six). This night is being presented as an attempt to bridge the gap between the more traditional reggae/dancehall/dub sound and its edgier electronic counterparts, a goal I've been rooting for for ages. Organizer Maneesh the Twister explains his "mission to unite dub's far-flung branches under one venue":
There's a schism, Maneesh says, between the roots-reggae side of dub and its electronic counterpart — not so much in the music, which shares similar elements, but in the crowds who attend the events. The folks who attend Give Thanks and Karibbean City, and the audiences who go to dubstep nights at An or Underground SF, he says, need to get on the same page and realize "there is a common bond to this music."Promises to be an excellent party, and not just because PTR friends Kid Kameleon and DJ Ripley will be spinning. The thing that really got me excited reading Eric's article is this sentence:
It's feeling like the next big thing to hit S.F. may be the global dub movement, which has emerged on the cutting edge of the progressive electronic scene.I really hope that turns out to be true!