Skarob, Dougie Simpson, & Fundamental Sound - Dub Champions Tour
Skarob
Skarob
Skarob is a collision of bass music and dub reggae from the duo of veteran Brooklyn rasta Doctah X and Eastern European expatriate Rekloos transplanted to the unlikely heartland of America. The project features a variety of collaborators and remixers including Dr. Israel, Subatomic Sound System, Abba Blade, and more. They are stacked with numerous dancefloor-packing firepower selections for electronic DJs and reggae selectors as well as others for certified headphone head bobbing, from dancehall bangers to dubstep smashers to deep, rootical dub grooves to sunny, psychedelic, atmospheric journeys. Both members write and produce, but unlike many of today's electronic production duos, Doctah X also performs vocals and guitar, drawing on his decades past history growing up in Kentucky as a blues guitarist, touring and recording with Cream's Ginger Baker, playing with legends John Lee Hooker and Albert King, as well as work with The Last Poets' Umar Bin Hussein. The duo's discography includes their debut self-titled digital EP released in 2010 on Rekloos' own Faktion_Ink media imprint, production for Dougie Simpson's "Code For Survival" vinyl single, followed by the full length LP "Police, Preachers, & Politicians" released in 2014 on Subatomic Sound.
Dougie Simpson
Dougie Simpson
Reggae music's best kept secret has finally been revealed in the person of Douglas Avery Simpson, better known as Dougie Simpson or "SIMA". A native of Brooklyn, New York of Jamaican and Virgin Island parentage, Dougie has been a singer, songwriter, bandleader, producer, recording artist and performer since 1985. In 1999, Dougie Simpson joined The Flex Crew where he has been a featured singer for 14 years. In addition he performs with his own backing band, the Faith Band, bringing "unapologetic roots and culture" and "natural vibes" to the people. Dougie also regularly performs with Skarob and Fundamental Sound, adding to his ever-expanding list of collaborations. Simpson's soulful delivery covers subjects ranging from insightful social commentary ("People A Go Talk"), uplifting spiritual roots ("No Weapon and Seven"), to steamy lover's rock ("Push And Come Ova"), with a sound that has been compared to the late great Dennis Brown. His latest release on his own Chilly Pepper Records "Code For Survival" is a collaboration with Skarob from 2014, and follows the re-release of his late 80's underground 12" "Rumors / Worthy Is The Lamb".
Fundamental Sound
Fundamental Sound
Selectors JahShaolin and TimothyBlender make up the Columbus, Ohio reggae sound crew, Fundamental Sound. They draw from their deep crates of vinyl and extensive knowledge of reggae's history to produce crucial mixtapes and uplifting live music experiences. They have brought their sound to many a' stage, alongside countless reggae greats, including Israel Vibration, Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Capleton, Yellowman, and Beres Hammond.

Wed Sep 30: Studio session @ Hoboken Hi-Fi (Hoboken Hi-Fi - Hoboken, NJ)
Thu Oct 1: Fundamental Sound w/ Dougie Simpson @ Downtown Top Ranking w/ Deadly Dragon Sound (The Delancey - New York, NY)
Fri Oct 2: Skarob, Fundamental Sound, Dougie Simpson @ Harvest Fest (One Art Community Center - Philadelphia, PA)
Sat Oct 3: Doctah X & Fundamental Sound @ Welcome to the Warehouse (Ethical Arts Collective - Columbus, OH)
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