Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DUBTONIC KRU - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Band)

Last updated: January 2017

DUBTONIC KRU - PROFILE:

Band: Dubtonic Kru
Location: Jamaica
Genre: Reggae / Dub
Influences: Life

Current Members:
Deleon “Jubba” White - [Drums]
Strickland Stone - [Bass]
Omar Johnson - [Vocals/Guitar]
Luke Dixon - [Keyboards]
Horace “Kamau” Morgan [Vocals/Percussion]

Biography:
Imagine heavy basslines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics.
Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock…
Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called DubTonic Kru.

Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of the two words "Dub", relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music, and "Tonic", referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to one’s soul, and after listening, you simply just want more of this tonic.
It's then no surprise, the level of positive energy that is shared through music between Dubtonic Kru and their listeners everywhere they perform.

Their versatility and capability in being able to serve the right dosage to their varying audiences was the edge they had over their counterparts when they were voted “BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD" 2010 - 2011 at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malyasia in February 2011. After a fierce musical showdown of different genres that involved national finalists from numerous countries, the Executive Judges made the unanimous decision that awarded Dubtonic Kru top honours.

The founding members of Dubtonic Kru are “Jubba” and “Stone”, a dynamic Drum & Bass duo, who over the years contributed to the development of modern Roots Reggae with their unique sound and approach that intertwines Jubba’s mesmerizing Reggae/Jazz fusion drumming with Stone’s groovy, yet pulsating bass lines. The Duo has gained about a decade and a half of experience from touring and recording with the legendary likes of Max Romeo, U-Roy, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds, as well as modern day artistes such as Bushman, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, and Lutan Fyah. A significant milestone in their careers was the composition of the “I Swear” rhythm that took the Reggae arena by storm, featuring artistes such as Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, and Sizzla, among others.

With the addition of longtime friend and versatile guitarist Jallanzo, who added his strong vocal ability and the young, talented Luke Dixon on work stations, Dubtonic Kru became a more complete music machine. Another turning point of the group’s dynamic came with the addition of a very unique and powerful singer to round out the already electrifying dub compositions with spoken words and song writing by Jubba and Jallanzo. Kamau, “the quiet warrior”, brings a revolutionary voice to the Kru. Their songs and spoken words are consciously thought provoking, while their rhythm/dub section walks through the passage of time with a gritty sound that rolls stones and breaks fences. Some of their popular numbers like Sunshine Girl, Born Jamaican, World Crisis, Balance, and Natty Dread, are testimony to the group’s versatility.

2010 could be comfortably dubbed their year as they were also honoured by the United States House of Representatives and were presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congress woman Yvette Clarke for their contributions through music to varying communities. The same year, they were awarded the Simba Award by CPR (Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music). Certainly, their successes have given rise to a resurgence of bands on the local scene in Jamaica and they were once again honoured with the Jamaica Star’s "People's Choice Award" for the "Band of the Year".

The Kru continues to give medicine to audiences through remarkable performances locally and across the world, and solidifying their place in the global music scene. They are dedicated and poised to raising the bar and keeping it interestingly spontaneous! Dub and tonic, the Dubtonic Kru is dedicated to keeping bands and Reggae alive… Stick around for the ride.


DUBTONIC KRU - OFFICIAL DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Albums:
.2007 - Jungle Fever
.2009 - Dub Tonic - [Reissue: "Dub Tonic: Gold Edition" 2011]
.2013 - Evolution
.2015 - Dub Conscious


2) Singles:
.2011 - Naah Give Up - [Dubtonic Kru]
.2011 - Murderer (Preserve Life) - [Dubtonic Kru]
.2013 - Somewhere Inna Africa (Feat. Iba Mahr) - [Danger Zone Rebirth]
.2012 - Jah Love - [Di Kru Productions]
.2013 - Everlasting Love - [Bluejay Hankins]
.2013 - Everlasting Love (Dubtrain Remix) - [Bluejay Hankins]
.2014 - Tonight (Feat. Chantelle Ernandez) - [Whitestone Prod./VPAL Music]
.2015 - 99% - [White Stone Productions]


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Dubtonic Kru - Discography:
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Albums:

.2007 - Jungle Fever
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Jungle Fever" 2007
Tracks:
1) Jungle Fever [Feat. Dean Fraser]. 2) Version [Feat. Phillip Winta James]. 3) Ocean Blue. 4) Trap [Feat. Jubba White]. 5) Hold On Still [Feat. Kamau]. 6) Perilous Dub [Feat. Max Romeo]. 7) Drum N' Bass (Break the Speakers). 8) Dansez [Feat. Chantelle Ernandez]. 9) Lounge Bar [Feat. Jubba White]. 10) Ska Bop [Feat. David Madden]. 11) Society [feat. Jubba White]. 12) Soldier of Love [Feat. Dylan Murray & Masia One]. 13) Back to Africa. 14) Journey (Drive) [Feat. Denver Smith]. 15) Jam Session [Feat. Denver Smith].
[Label: White Stone Productions (Digital Release: 2007)]

"Jungle Fever" 2008
Tracks:
1) Jungle Fever [Feat. Dean Fraser & Winta James]. 2) Dubtonic Kru Version [Feat. Jubba]. 3) Trap [Feat. Jubba]. 4) Ocean Blue. 5) Dansez [Feat. Chantelle Ernandez & Chinna Smith]. 6) Ska Bop [Feat. David Madden]. 7) Lounge Bar. 8) Hold on Still [Feat. Kamau]. 9) Chat With Max. 10) Perilous Dub [Feat. Max Romeo]. 11) Back To Africa. 12) Society [Feat. Jubba]. 13) Soldiers Of Love [Feat. Dylan Murray & Masia One]. 14) Drum & Bass / Break The Speakers [Feat. Carmen Smith]. 15) Journey / Drive [Feat. Jubba Jnr]. 16) Jam Session [Feat.Denver Smith].
[Label: Dubtonic Kru (Cd: 2008)(Digital Release (2008)]

Buy Album on  www.dubtonickru.comiTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - 7Digital
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.2009 - Dub Tonic - [Reissue: "Dub Tonic: Gold Edition" 2011]
(Original Press):
"Dub Tonic" 2009
Reissue: "Dub Tonic: Gold Edition" 2011
Editions:

"Dub Tonic" 2009
Tracks:
1) Vibz Time. 2) Born Jamaican. 3) Round Deh. 4) Live Up / Mankind [Feat. Protoje]. 5) Mind Control. 6) Freedom Dub. 7) Spirit Of Light. 8) Shine Eye Gal. 9) Inspiration. 10) Sunshine Girl / Rub A Dub Love. 11) Not Gonna Be Alone [Feat. Ernest Ranglin]. 12) Dub Invasion [Feat. Nambo & Lareque]. 13) Rusty Dub. 14) My Dream. 15) Balance. 16) Natty Dread. 17) Rise Up [Feat. Chantelle Ernandez].
[Label: Dubtonic Kru/Di Kru Productions (Cd: 2009)]

Reissue: "Dub Tonic: Gold Edition" 2011
Tracks:
1) Freedom Dub. 2) Naah Give Up. 3) Sunshine Girl/Rub a Dub Love. 4) Not Gonna Be Alone [Feat. Ernest Ranglin]. 5) Shine Eye Gal. 6) Jungle Fever. 7) Trap. 8) World Crisis. 9) Roun Deh. 10) My Dream. 11) Born Jamaican. 12) Balance. 13) Natty Dread. 14) Drum & Bass. 15) Inspiration [Feat. Dawid Portasz]. 16) Live Up/Mankind [Feat. Protoje]. 17) Spirit of Light. 18) Mind Control.
[Label: Dubtonic Kru (Digital Release: 2011)]

Buy Album on  www.dubtonickru.comiTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - 7Digital
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.2013 - Evolution
(Original Press):
"Evolution" 2013
Tracks:
1) Jah Works. 2) Jah Love. 3) Naah Give Up. 4) Overcome. 5) Shine. 6) Evolution. 7) Rub a Dub Style. 8) Reggae Vibez. 9) Murderer (Preserve Life). 10) Fyah Woman. 11) Train to Skaville. 12) Cloud 9 (Puff). 13) Live and Love.
[Label: Dubtonic Kru (Cd: 2013), Dubtonic Kru/VPAL Music (Digital Release: 2013)]

Buy Album on  www.dubtonickru.comiTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - 7Digital
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.2015 - Dub Conscious
(Original Press):
"Dub Conscious" 2015
Tracks:
1) Pitchy Patchy. Guiding Light. 3) 99%. 4) The Highest. 5) Born Jamaican (Dub). 6) Addis Ababa (feat. J Militia). 7) Jah Love (Dub). 8) Mankind (feat. Protoje). 9) Drum n' Bass (Live in Poland). 10) Somewhere Inna Africa (feat. Iba Mahr). 11) Everlasting Love.
[Label: Dubtonic Kru/White Stone Productions (Digital Release: 2015)]

Buy Album on  www.dubtonickru.com - iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - 7Digital

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New Single:

.2015 - 99%
(Original Press):
Band: Dubtonic Kru
Song:  99%
Format: Digital Single
Label: White Stone Productions

Buy Single on  iTunes - GooglePlay - Amazon

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DUBTONIC KRU - CONTACTS:
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Website: www.dubtonickru.com

For bookings and information please contact:
Email: dubtonickru@gmail.com
Email: info@dubtonickru.com


Dubtonic Kru "Here with you"


Dubtonic Kru "99%"


Dubtonic Kru "Everlasting Love" - (Official Video 2014)


Dubtonic Kru "Overcome" - (Official Video)


Dubtonic Kru "Sunshine Girl/Rub A Dub Love" (Official Video)


Dubtonic Kru "Naah Give Up" (Official Video)


Dubtonic Kru "Shine" - (Official Video)


Dubtonic Kru live at SummerJam 2014


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In This Page.....Dubtonic Kru

Photos by Dubtonic Kru

Biography by Dubtonic Kru

Discography by Dubtonic Kru & Marco Weststar
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Global Battle Of The Bands Award Winning
Simba Award
Interview in Poland
Dubtonic Kru & Usain Bolt
Dubtonic Kru in Colarado in 2014

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