Dubcentral supports Dreadzone at The Leadmill
DREADZONE, THE FERVENTLY FOLLOWED BRITISH INSTITUTION AND ORIGINAL PIONEERS OF UK BASS CULTURE ARE STILL GOING STRONG AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS.
To anyone who saw Dreadzone this summer at Shambala, Kendal calling, Chai Wallas and various other festivals you will know how amazing their performance was, and to anyone who missed out, don’t miss this fantastic unforgettable show, Dreadzone on your doorstep in Sheffield supported by Dubcentral’s Little Gee, Meerkat, swami and Mimi on the Saxophone!
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. The bands influence extends not only out into the current scene as one of the pioneers of dub based music in this country, but rewinding to back in the day as the rhythm section of Mick Jones’ Big Audio Dynamite in the 80s . 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.
The core members Greg Dread, original bassmaster Leo Williams, the unmistakable MC Spee, legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 alongside Chris Compton on guitar make up the current Dreadzone line up. Dreadzone are touring the UK in November 2012 after playing at festivals throughout the Summer.
Featuring on the night:
MiMi on Saxophone
Saturday 10th November
6 Leadmill Road,Sheffield