Praised by the likes of Robin Denselow, Andy Gill, Howard Male and David Honigmann in the Guardian, Independent and FT no less, Dub Colossus have spent ten years creating a unique dub jazz fusion - but our fifth album was derailed by illness. Now, we're back, and you can be part of our return. We've stepped away from the world of record labels to create this completely on our own terms; we've got an amazing team on board and we can't wait to share what we've made with you.
We've put together a great collection of rewards for you, some of which we know people have requested in the past. If you see something you like there, don't forget you might not be the only person with their eye on it... obviously we've got vinyl, CD, and download versions of the album, but you could also have Dub Colossus remix or produce your track, or perform in your home, or eat ice cream or play mini-golf with Dubulah, plus some great tshirts and posters.
Titled Dr Strangedub (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Dub The Bomb), the album comprises 8 new tracks and six radical reworks and remixes of tracks from our fourth album "Addis to Omega" and is in the style of our Songlines award-winning third album "Dub Me Tender."
The album title is a reflection on the strange trumpanomic-brexiting coldwar 3 weirdness presently ongoing, the times that we are living through, and Dubulah's perception of them through a dubadelic lens and jazz fusion visuals.
We'll be releasing the album in 2019 and we're planning the tour as we speak, along with videos of our favourite tracks. If you want to see Dub Colossus near you, tell us and we'll try and make sure we visit your town - or, if you don't want to take the gamble, you could choose a Kickstarter reward for a private Dub Colossus live show in your home.
The album is the first double vinyl release from Dub Colossus, as this was much requested in the past, and will be a limited edition of 200 only, with download codes for mp3s included.
Featuring guest appearances from original member Sintayehu "Mimi" Zenebe and Tsedenia Gebremarkos as well as new live line-up members Robert Mitchell and Oli Saville + artists as diverse as Almighty Dread, PJ Higgins, Mykaell S. Riley, Nahuel Tetro, Immodesty Blaize, Albert Kuvezin (of Yat Kha). Solos from Orphy Robinson, Harry Brown, Ben Somers, Bob Dowell, Greg Huff and Neil Waters ... as well as Dubulah and Toby "Radar Station" Mills.
We've already recorded the album - we just need to get it mastered and manufactured, and to run a proper press campaign, and this is where you come in. Here's how our costs roughly break down:
- Vinyl mastering: £1000.00
- Manufacturing: £2750.00
- Media rep/press campaign: £1000.00
- Videography: £500.00
- Kickstarter and campaign fees: £750.00
Risks and challenges
We've already recorded the album so there's no risk involved there. We also already have reliable contacts in place for mastering, manufacture, and excellent PR representation, so we're confident we've done everything we can to plan this - we're ready to roll as soon as we hit our target.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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