Major Lazer & Walshy Fire present Suns of Dub

My musical family , Suns of Dub has released their mixtape today via Large Up presented by no less than Major Lazer + Walshy Fire.  Essential mix for all you music lovers out there where Dub Roots meet Future sound.  LARGE UP YOURSELF FAMILY!

Look out for the next release 2014: Masia One meets Suns of Dub at the Shiloh Temple EP 

Suns of Dub family recently at the FAM benefit concert in New York City for Typhoon Haiyan

Suns of Dub family recently at the FAM benefit concert in New York City for Typhoon Haiyan

Hanging with Addis Pablo and Suns of Dub family at Brand New Machine Reggae & Dancehall night in NYC

Hanging with Addis Pablo and Suns of Dub family at Brand New Machine Reggae & Dancehall night in NYC

A group, record label and sound system based between Jamaica, Trinidad and New Jersey, Suns of Dub is led by Addis Pablo, son of the late great Augustus Pablo, and producer/label co-CEO, Ras Jammy. Over the last few years the unit, which also consists of artists Masia One (Canada), Jah Bami (Trinidad) and Zebulun (Trinidad) and drummer Tesfa Zion, has released a steady stream of innovative tracks blending and bridging the gap between traditional dub featuring—Addis has taken up the mantle for the melodica, the instrument his father legitimized on his landmark projects with King Tubby and his own Rockers International—and modern EDM.

As he did with Chronixx last yearWalshy Fire of Major Lazer has stepped up to put things in perspective, gathering Suns of Dub’s key tracks, along with original remixes and unreleased tunes, for global consumption. Showcasing the crew’s diversity, the mix runs through Reggae, dub, dubstep, dancehall, trap, hip-hop, drum and bass and even some steelpan made in Port of Spain, Trinidad, with pannist Derron Ellies. Things start out with “Vybz Wa Yuh Feel,” a track featured in Part 2 of our Meditations video seriesfeaturing Addis Pablo and Jesse Royal (Watch Part One starring Ras Jammy and Jesse Royal here) which premieres Wednesday.

Many of Addis’ colleagues from Jamaica’s youthful reggae revival make appearances, including ChronixxProtoje, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa and Jah 9, as do Bob Marley, who gets a Suns of Dub remix of “Waiting in Vain” featuring Addis’ melodica, and Slum Village (their “Fall in Love” is remixed).

Walshy and Suns of Dub being LargeUp family, they’ve given us the exclusive premiere for the project, right here.  Download, listen, enjoy and look out for more Suns of Dub on LargeUp soon. They’ve already got a busy 2014 lined up, with  Masia One Meets Suns of Dub at the Shiloh Temple; Addis’ solo melodica album on Dutch label JAH Solid Rock; andThe Journey to Baltimore, an EP inspired by Sly and Robbie’s “Baltimore (Dub)” featuring Mikey General and Queen Omega.

Ras Daniel, Suns of Dub engineer and road manager, rocking Masia One's "Put Down the Guns" Tshirt available at MASIAONE.STOREENVY.COM

Ras Daniel, Suns of Dub engineer and road manager, rocking Masia One's "Put Down the Guns" Tshirt available at MASIAONE.STOREENVY.COM

Masia One on stage with Addis Pablo at Filipino American Museum benefit for Typhoon Haiyan in NYC

Masia One on stage with Addis Pablo at Filipino American Museum benefit for Typhoon Haiyan in NYC

Addis Pablo will also be our guest of honour at this Thursday’s extended version of The LargeUp Sessions this Thursday on RadioLily.com. Stay tuned for more details.