Suns of Dub is a label, group & performing dub-production team creating a unique sound experience driven by dub influenced genres, merging live instruments, and original Rockers Reggae Sounds with a new age dub style and innovative ideas. Suns of Dub incorporates live melodica & dubbing, vinyl, deejaying, and composition into one musical entity. The Team is lead by Ras Jammy and Addis Pablo (son of Melodica/Dub Legend Augustus Pablo). They co-manage a community of musicians, producers & artists under the production label including Jah Bami, El Toro, Masia One & Tesfa Zion among others, presenting a unique variety of shows; from melodica & live band, dub soundsystem style, acoustic, reggae, drum & bass and/or electronic dance music. From production to performance, possibilities are endless.
Addis Pablo, son of dub pioneer and composer Augustus Pablo, carries on the legacy of his late father through the musical mission of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie the First of Ethiopia. Addis’ inspiration stems from his experiences living with his father on Orange Street in Jamaica along with the encouragement and motivation from his mother. Born Addis Swaby to father Horace Swaby (Augustus Pablo) and mother Karen Scott in 1989, the young prodigy grew up between New Jersey and Jamaica. During his travels and time in Jamaica, Addis adopted an affinity for music and production. The keyboards and the melodica, an instrument popularised by Augustus Pablo, became the foundation for Addis’ musicianship and future career as a live musician & producer. In 2005 Addis Pablo began playing the melodica live at the Annual Augustus Pablo Tribute Show in Kingston, Jamaica, playing alongside veteran Rockers International musicians along with Jamaican Guitar Legend Earl Chinna Smith & the Inna De Yard Allstars. This was the beginning of Addis’ journey as a live solo instrumentalists, following in the footsteps of his father playing the melodica as a lead instrumental and starting work on his catalog of dub reggae compositions.
Addis Pablo meets Ras Jammy – Suns of Dub
In 2010, while visiting Jamaica, Addis Pablo teamed up with Trinidadian promoter/producer RasJammy TriniYard. Jammy born Jamal Layne, in Trinidad & Tobago is a young entrepuener & dub enthusiast who would later became manager, deejay and co-producer, coining the phrase and bringing into manifestation Suns of Dub. The duo came together to present Dub Reggae in a new age format while upholding the traditional elements of the classic Rockers International collection.
Suns of Dub began a flock of releases with the Digitial Dub Roots Compilations in 2011 & 2012 ” For The Love Of Jah ” & “13 Months in Zion”, along with a later digital release “Let I Be” available online. Having since released over 100 pieces of music in the form of Mixtapes, EPs, Compilations, Singles & Downloads, collaborating with world renowned Major Lazer, Chronixx, Protoje, Inner Circle, Mr. Williamz, Clive Chin, Kelissa, Cali P, Jesse Royal, Toddla T, Kabaka Pyramid, Norris Man, Queen Omega, Prince Alla, Jah 9, Midnite, Mikey General, Hempress Sativa, Mighty Crown and Jesse Royal to name a few. Suns of Dub has been able to capture the hearts of rockers & dub lovers worldwide, as a fresh brand out of Jamaica, working consistently to further the expansion of their music across a global network of followers. Using SoundCloud as the main channel for accessing their music, Suns of Dub has been able to gather over 44,000 international followers to the brand’s label, with massive growth daily.
Suns of Dub To The World
Suns of Dub released their first Vinyl Record with Royal Order Music ‘Selassie Souljahz in Dub’ and took to Europe on an independant promotional tour in 2013. The release is continuously championed by BBC 1XTRA’s ‘Sir David Rodigan MBE’ and is considered by him as “One of the best Dub record for decades, since the time of King Tubby & Augustus Pablo”. Their 2013 tour, and masterful work on ‘Selassie Souljahz in Dub’ earned them great recognition in the region, Addis for displaying such competence & flexibitlty with the Melodica on his debut European performance with Inner Circle in France, and Jammy for the soul shaking dub performances on the soundsystem turntables.
Later in 2013 the duo surprised many and expanded the reach of their sound by collaborating with world renowned DJ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer to release the self-titled mixtape ‘Major Lazer presents – Suns of Dub’. The download was made available on various musical platforms and gained recognition for its progressive sound and innovation of dub reggae. 2014 saw the release of the highly anticipated debut melodica album from Addis Pablo & the ‘Jah SolidRock’ label ‘In My Father’s House’, followed with a series of short documentaries, vinyl, interviews, and further soft releases promoting the Suns of Dub collective. Addis Pablo & Suns of Dub went on to open up for, ‘Skrillex’ and ‘Major Lazer’, perform with Grammy Award winning Hip Hop Soul Band ‘The Roots’, performances & magazine features with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and continues to Headline & feature on events along the Reggae, Dub & Electronic Music circuits worldwide, having performed in Mexico, Wales, North America, Canada, the Caribbean, England and countless Music Festivals throughout Europe.
Addis Pablo and the Suns of Dub conglomerate have created a name for themselves as catalysts of the new wave in Dub, Drum and Bass, EDM, House, and International Dance Club music.With contributions from India, Mexico, Russia, Japan, UK, South, the Americas and throughout the Caribbean, Suns of Dub provides a wide range of music selections to meet the mood from Dub, DnB, Trap, House, EDM, Roots Reggae & Rockers. This is the New Generation of Rockers International