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After four years away, ethiodubjazz fusionists Dub Colossus are back with a whole new album!
166 backers pledged £6,912 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    Pledge £8 or more About US$ 10

    Album Download

    A digital download of the 14-track album, as mp3 format or 48k 24bit format.

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    Album CD - signed on request

    A digipak CD of the 14-track album, 14 tracks, signed on request - plus have your name added to our supporters' list on the website.

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    Album artwork as poster

    Album artwork, choice of 2 images, as A3 OR A4 poster, full colour, designed by the award winning artist and designer Marc Bessant. Plus have your name added to our supporters' list on the website.

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    • A3 or A4 poster of album artwork
    • Album download
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    Pledge £20 or more About US$ 25

    Kickstarter-exclusive download tracks

    Two Kickstarter-exclusive Dub Colossus tracks/remixes, as mp3 or 48k24bit wav

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    • Two exclusive download tracks
    • Album download
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    Dr Strangedub tshirt

    A T shirt of the full album title - Dr Strangedub, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Dub Da Bomb - in men's sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL and women's sizes S/M/L

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    Dub Colossus coffee mug

    You're not obliged to drink coffee out of it. You could drink tea. We won't check.

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    • Coffee mug
    • Name on supporters' list on website
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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    Vinyl double album

    Vinyl double album wide-spine sleeve plus download codes. 140gms black vinyl, limited edition of 200, signed on request. Posted normal service or signed for if stipulated, at extra cost.

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    • Vinyl double album
    • Album download
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    Pledge £35 or more About $44

    Bundle 2

    T-shirt/Poster/CD/Download for £35 instead of £53 - SAVE £18

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    • Dr Strangedub tshirt
    • A3 or A4 poster of album artwork
    • CD album
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    Pledge £40 or more About $50

    Dub Colossus USB stick

    Customised USB Stick - 3 Dub Colossus albums (last + new + mini album) + artworks/sleeves + credits + 6 Dub Colossus videos (inc new album vid)

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    • Dub Colossus custom USB stick
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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 63

    Guitar or Bass Lesson

    A one to one Guitar or Bass lesson online with Dubulah

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    • One-hour guitar/bass lesson
    • Album download
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    Bundle 3

    Vinyl/T-shirt/Poster/Download £50 instead of £60 - SAVE £10

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    • Dr Strangedub tshirt
    • A3 or A4 poster of album artwork
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    Pledge £60 or more About $75

    Bundle 1

    Vinyl/CD/Download/T-shirt/Poster for £60.00 instead of £78 - SAVE £18

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    • CD album
    • Album download
    • Dr Strangedub tshirt
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    Pledge £150 or more About $188

    Unique dubplate

    You'll receive one of two totally unique dub plates of two unreleased mixes! Signed on request.

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    • 2-track dubplate
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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 250

    Dubulah on your track

    Dubulah will play guitar or bass on your track in his own inimitable style

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    • Dubulah playing guitar or bass on your track
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    Pledge £300 or more About US$ 375

    Dubulah remix of your track

    Have Dubulah remix your track from stripes! Give it the Dub Colossus treatment.

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    • Dubulah remix of your track
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    Pledge £300 or more About US$ 375

    Eat ice-cream with Dubulah

    A day eating ice-cream in London or Malaga, discussing music and anything else you can think of.

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    • Ice cream with Dubulah
    • Album download
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 625

    Dub Colossus produce your track!

    Have Dub Colossus produce your track, from your files... in a way only they can! Dubulah at the controls... Delivery date also subject to our availability and when we receive your files - we'll talk it all through with you.

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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 625

    A round of mini-golf with Dubulah

    Play a round of mini-golf in London with Dubulah. Choice of central London or Jurassic Falls in Walthamstow. Bring your A-game.

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    • Mini-golf with Dubulah
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    Pledge £600 or more About US$ 750

    Day in studio with Dub Colossus

    Spend a day in the studio with Dubulah and Toby Mills working on a new Dub Colossus track - and play percussion/guitar or other on that track!

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    • Day in studio with Dub Colossus
    • Album download
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    Pledge £900 or more About US$ 1,126

    Dub Colossus DJ show in your home

    A live Dub Colossus DJ show in your house with full 2 members of band including Dubulah! UK locations - but can negotiate other countries if required subject to covering extra costs.

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    • Dub Colossus DJ show
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    Pledge £4,000 or more About US$ 5,003

    Live show in your home

    A live show in your house with full 5 or 6 piece
    band! UK locations - but can negotiate other countries if required subject to covering extra costs.

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- (30 days)