The ten members of Dub Foundation form a local roots dub group that features blazing horns, shotgun snares, razor sharp skanks, slashing dubs, slick shot rhythms and conscious lyrics. They are also musical superheroes from Smooth Sailin’ Records, charged with saving the world from tyranny and oppression by spreading the love and positive vibrations of dub music.
Yes, I said superheroes…
I shouldn’t have been surprised that I would find such a imaginative description after hearing how creative the group is musically. I had to keep checking that I hadn’t accidentally stumbled on to the webpage of some new superhero group instead of this band!
Like with all superhero groups, you need a good origin story. They provide this in glorious detail on their Facebook page. The Dub Foundation started in 2014 with Captain Smooth and Beris TakI in a secret underground music lair. It was about this time they heard thunder and lightning in the distance, or so the story goes. In any case, they were soon joined by bass player K-Dub and guitar player Raza. Captain Smooth then used his Dub Siren and moments later Slingshot, Rock, K-Fiyah and Draggin‘ came to form their rhythm section. Finally they would be joined by The Four Disciples: Blaze, Masta Shredda, Grand Wiz and The Root, making up the groups’ horn line.
The Dub Foundation is ready for the 20th Annual WORT 89.9FM Block Party! Armed with melodic weapons, they will energize souls and battle foes with music. There will be fun for the whole family, with food, vendors, and prize raffles. There will be arts and crafts for the kids and the famous No Crap On Tap Beer Garden for the adults. Top that all off with musical superheroes like Dub Foundation, and you have a block party you don’t want to miss!