When is a Dreadzone album not a Dreadzone album? When it’s Dubwiser Volume One, on which The Dread collective bring their own individual talents and skills to the Dubwiser label, with a record that steps back to explore Dreadzone’s very own DNA while stepping forward to expand the label. The cast includes Earl 16, Bazil, Sub Mantra (Marlon & Greg Roberts), Louchie Lou & Michie One, Professor Skank and of course Dreadzone. Sonically Professor Skank and Bazil show us the way ahead as the masters of the mix on a release that springs from Dread Central . As you will hear the Dreadzone family tree has grown new branches, with artists bearing new fruit that demand further exploration.
Our new album DREAD TIMES is coming out on 17 February 2017 and is available to pre-order now. Its being released on CD, Double Heavyweight Vinyl and Digital with SIGNED copies available from our store
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Alongside core members Greg Dread, who produced this 12 track album, Leo Williams, Chris Compton, Earl 16 and Spee, Dread Times introduces younger blood into the mix. Newest member Bazil bringing an edge to the sonic process and Greg’s son Marlon expanding the musical range further. Don Letts also returns with lyrical contributions, as does Lena Cullen on vocals for one track, with 90s ragga duo Louchie Lou and Michie One guesting on another. Recorded again at Mick Jones’ Bunker Studio, arranged at Dread Central and mixed by fellow founder Tim Bran, this is classic West London Zone with an updated edge. Dread music for an unpredictable world, these are Dread Times.
After a busy summer of some great festivals and finishing up our new album (more news on that very soon) we now turn our attention to the Autumn tour which starts this week and takes in some fine venues around the UK, refreshing the parts we haven’t been to for a while. We are looking to preview some new tunes from our forthcoming 8th studio album and put some changes into the set list, so look out, the return of the dread coming to a town near you soon with all the t shirts, hoodies, cd and vinyl goodies all on board. Tunbridge Wells has already sold out, some more looking likely to, so get online and book your bounce to keep warm over the coming months! ALL TICKET LINKS ARE HERE