Bass specialist, Toronto
TERRITORY in cooperation with MA Prod France:
Germany, Austria, East Europe and Asia
Available as DJ or soundsystem show with mc.
DATES: April 2014
This is dub and roots in the classic rockers tradition, with sultry melodies and praises to Jah almighty overriding a crackling, bass-heavy groove. The goal has been to maintain close ties to the classic and legendary sounds heard in 70s roots and dub while incorporating new technologies and styles. Fusing these sounds has opened up points of exploration into almost any musical style while maintaining the foundation set by classic dub.
"Dubmatix, one man with a relentlessly inventive approach to reverb, rhythm, and reggae - the Primary colors on any dub producers palette (iTunes Canada )
Having imprinted his name in the minds of reggae fans Worldwide with his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004, the Toronto-born producer is now firmly established as one of the top reggae producers worldwide - with four award-winning, chart-topping releases, that includes the 2009 JUNO Nominated “Renegade Rocker”, "System Shakedown" and the 2010 JUNO Award Win for Best Reggae Recording plus International acclaim and a list of collaborations that include some of reggae’s most influential legends such as the late Alton Ellis (The Godfather of Rocksteady), The Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose, Horace Andy, U Roy and many more.
Music runs deep within the veins as does the various musical styles Dubmatix brings to his fresh, distinctive productions - from pure, old-school King Tubby dub to the freshest electro-shock to classic conscious roots to Drum'n'Bass and more. As a youth, Dubmatix spent countless hours locked away in the basement recording first on a 4-track reel-to-reel tape machine and later, one of the first 12-track digital home studio’s of the 80s - the Akai MG1212 - where he took to spooling his own tape. Recording rock, blues, acid, reggae and more – Dubmatix honed his musical skills for writing, arranging and recording. A multi-instrumentalist, Dubmatix performs all instruments on each release that include Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Melodica, Percussion.
Dubmatix brings these years of experimentation and learning to his current productions – whether it is his own material or outside projects. Dubmatix has developed a unique signature sound and style that is immediately recognizable – a Phil Spector-esque full sound utilizing heavy bass, majestic horn lines, thick-set percussive grooves, and strong production values. It is this unique style and sound that has made Dubmatix much sought after by artists and bands worldwide to bring his distinct flavor to their recordings.