Category Archives: tribal
Dubtribe consisted of singers Sunshine Jones and Moonbeam Jones, but also included many sit in and “on tour” musicians over the years. Originally born in a rent party, Dubtribe Sound System distinguished themselves as performers by performing live for many hours, rather than replaying their recordings from dat tapes or portable computers, and touring without stopping, often bringing their own sound, lights, and traveling family with them. But unlike their few counterparts in North America, Dubtribe would depart from the warehouse movement and establish themselves in the mid-1990s as a grass roots tour de force, refusing help, press, or money from any outside interests
Sunshine Jones, an ex-punk rocker and Bay Area native, taking in the still-emerging sounds of hip-hop. At club Townsend, DJ Doc Martin broke out some house music. “One night he just started playing Marshall Jefferson and Ten City, and it was a real shock,” Sunshine says. “I left angry with Martin because he sold out on hip-hop.”
After Sunshine spent a summer on the Spanish party isle of Ibiza in 1989, it started to make sense. All shapes and sizes getting together to dance, he says. I wanted to share that. It changed me forever.
Back in San Francisco, Sunshine had been leading an acid-jazz band. When it needed a vocalist, he took on Moonbeam in 1990. (“I didn’t want to meet anybody named Moonbeam,” Sunshine says. “I had the shit beat out of me for my name.”) Inspired by Ibiza, he tried to transform his group into a live house-music act. Many of the band members bailed, leaving just Sunshine and Moonbeam to go it alone as Dubtribe. At first, it was a grind trying to get booked in a DJ-centric world, but the duo’s DIY ‘Come Unity’ events at the Bryant Street pad (the first event was a rent party) were a hit, and soon Dubtribe was making records.
They reunited on September 5, 2009 to play at the “Buzz Reunion 101″ event at Ibiza Nightclub in Washington, D.C.
- After a few years of cassette tape, and bootleg notoriety Dubtribe released 1993′s 12″ single “Mother Earth.” the single was frequently quoted as being a major influence in the origins of The Chemical Brothers, DJ Icey, and many other breakbeat producers of the 1990s. Reaching the bottom of the UK Dance charts, included on hundreds of dance compilations, and remains a commonly sampled record.
- Their 1996 ep ‘Momentito Por Favor’ was instrumental in broadening the latin house and deep house sound of the underground dance scene in the United States
- In 1999 Dubtribe released their 5th album, Bryant Street, and while it undersold the expectations of Jive executives, the track Equitoreal was included on hundreds of dance compilations, and DJ mixes. Equitoreal rose up the UK Dance charts while Dubtribe were struggling to be released from their six album agreement with BMG. After refusing to allow Wrigley’s Gum to license the song for a UK television commercial, the band was summarily dropped.
- 2001′s ‘Do It Now,’ intended as the final Dubtribe Sound System recording, found itself in the hands of the UK Dance Music Guru Simon Dunmore of Defected Records Ltd.. Dunmore and his staff created a world wide phenomena of the song, and gave it a 5 year life span in turntable and charts all over the world. ‘Do It Now’ remains by far Dubtribe’s most popular and well known recording.
- World Electronic Music Festival, Barrie, Ontario
- Family Affair, Akron OH
- The Big Chill, UK
- Sunrise Festival, Baltimore MD
- Alachua County Music Harvest
- Illegal Beach Party adjacent to the Winter Music Conference (Voted best of conference by MixMag)
- (DEEP TRIBAL AFRO HOUSE) Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC – Oni Ayhun (sydneyunderground.org)
- Postmodern Discourses [Work in Progress] (simonjanes.wordpress.com)
- DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE: Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- (DEEP HOUSE JAZZ) Fred P – Emotive Vibrations (Black Jazz Consortium) (sydneyunderground.org)
- The Shakedown: Mark Farina Jazzes Up The Barbary (independentphilly.com)
- back 2 basics! (alejandrogaray451.wordpress.com)
- Energy Initiatives Bring Tribes and Government Together (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- [INTERVIEW] with Up & Coming House DJ/Producer Alex Madden from London, United Kingdom (electrifymag.com)
- MUSIC NEWS: Erasure, Björk, Washington, Lady Gaga, The Feeling, Kylie Minogue, Phoenix, Body Language, When Saints Go Machine (towleroad.com)
- Flash Atkins – Campervan Ep (recordlabelservices.com)
- ANTHONY SHAKE SHAKIR
- SUPPORTED: Joe Stanley and Daniel Lupica.
- SAT OCT 29TH
- SPICE CELLAR
- Tickets $20+ @ RA
Detroit producer Anthony “Shake” Shakir is one of the more under recognized, underappreciated names in American techno. A bedroom producer since 1981, Shake had an important role in helping shape the early Motor City sound associated with artists such as Juan Atkins/Model 500 and Derrick May. He worked with May and Carl Craig as a producer, writer, or engineer on several early tracks on Metroplex, and worked in management and A&R for the label (as well, he’s often joked, as being the janitor) during its formative years. His first solo material appeared on Virgin’s seminal Techno Sound of Detroit compilation, under the name Sequence 10. Known as something of a techno purist, Shake has distanced himself from the European scene many of his colleagues have turned to for support (this accounts somewhat for his continuing obscurity), and his music is stylistically closer to second wave artists such as Mike Banks and Claude Young – hard, stripped-down tracks which owe equally to techno, electro, hip-hop, and funk.
Shake’s visibility and reputation have risen in more recent years as a result of his Frictional and Puzzlebox labels, the latter of which he formed in 1996 with fellow Detroit electro/techno producer Keith Tucker (formerly of Aux 88). Releasing a series of records both solo and in combination (usually under the name Da Sampla), Shake and Tucker’s Puzzlebox has, along with Underground Resistance and Guidance, become one of the more coveted sources of straight-up, no-bones Detroit techno.
Thanks to Rush Hour Records – the “Shake” has had a new lease on life and with the amazing compliation – “Frictionalism” earlier in 2010, this sky rocketed Shakir back into the scene.
This is Anthony first time in Australia and we are very excited to be able to show case his talents. Anthony amazing production plus his amazing energy and DJ skills behind the decks will make this a very special night.
Along side Anthony we have Joe Stanley and Daniel Lupica.
I was introduced to Alphatown collective many years back when the duo was warming up for Derrick May‘s & Biz-E on a Wednesday night at Gas Nightclub. From memory their set that night was very drum machine driven dance floor orientated techno. There sound in the studio and live shows have really emerged to incorporate the deeper & melodic shades of electronic music over the years & it inspirational to see quality music getting played and made so close to home.
Check out this Deep Tribal Inspired House & Techno set.
It was Friday the 13th and Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter were in alignment. In keeping with the general ‘vibe’ we combined some Vorheesian tones with a cameo appearance from Caleban, an extra-dimensional being who recently made our acquaintance. Enjoy!
MORE AT SOUNDCLOUD
Cesaria Evora – Angola ( Carl Craig Mix )
Catalog#: 82876 51086 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
A1 Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix)
B1 Angola (Bateau Ivre Rework By Pepe Bradock)
B2 Angola (Get Down Dub By Pepe Bradock)
- CESARIA EVORA: The “barefoot diva” (sabormagazine.wordpress.com)
- i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) (fatimajamadar.wordpress.com)
- OHMcast 074 by OnlyHouseMusic – Rafa Siles (wede40.wordpress.com)
- Legendary Evora returns to Moscow, this time with successor (rt.com)
- LG Cup: What it means to Kenyans… (smahrtpost.wordpress.com)
- DETROIT TECHNO, HI TECH SOUL: Derrick May Interview on Red Bull Music Academy (Japan 2010) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Image of the Day: cars light up Angola’s Serra da Leba (dvice.com)
- the reveal (jdinafrica.wordpress.com)
- Press Release::Hope asks Obama to connect the dots from Washington to Middle East (queenofgreenblog.wordpress.com)
- My chat with an electronic music legend – Carl Craig (station18andahalf.wordpress.com)