Dubcentral supports Dreadzone at Brudenell Social Club
Dreadzone, the fervently followed British institution and original pioneers of UK bass culture are still going strong after eighteen years. Hit records, critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fan base are theirs, due in part to their utterly storming live shows. They released ‘The Good The Bad And The Dread’ – a compendium of their excellent musical story so far in 2011. The all-killer-no-filler 16 tracks collate the many highlights of ‘the Zone’s’ output to date – a coherent and still fresh-sounding body of work.
The core members Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar and Chris Oldfield on technology make up the current Dreadzone line up. Their roots are embedded in the history of West London sound clash and with a drum and bass partnership of 25 years this year Leo and Greg are still rolling strong and rocking the nation with their distinctive rhythms.
The Dreadzone story began with Alan McGee‘s Creation Records and their first groundbreaking album 360, continuing with major waves their seminal 1995 album Second Light picking up support from John Peel (who included the album in his top ten favourite albums of all time). The top 20 hit from that album Little Britain has since gone on to acquire classic status. Five critically acclaimed albums later they are set to remind people why the Dread sound is still very much a part of the musical landscape of this country.
Featuring on the night:
Mr Meerkat (Dubcentral)
Saturday 10th March 2012
Doors 19.30 pm
Brudenell Social Club,33 Queens Road,Leeds