Dubokaj has a background of some very healthy musical inspirations, both classic, like Lee Scratch Perry’s Revolution Dub and Return Of The Super Ape, King Tubby Meets The Upsetter At The Grassroots of Dub, Augustus Pablo and Scientist Meets The Space Invaders to modern mutations of dub such as Rhythm & Sound, Burial, The Bug, Deadbeat, Disrupt and the more abstract contemporary artists and labels like Seekersinternational, Equiknoxx and Bokeh Versions. After devouring a healthy dose of field recording albums like Félix Blume’s Fog Horns and conceptual books like Unsound: Undead and Michael E. Veal’s Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae, in 2016, he started experimenting with his own environmental sound that he called Alpine Dub. It’s a mix of synthesizer music, outdoor recordings and natural sounds translated into electronic dub.
The Daydreamflix project is pure technological sound magic captured in the Swiss mountains, a session recorded a couple of years back at Lee Scratch Perry and Mireille Perry’s house where Pipecock Jacksons Secret Laboratory was. What could have been a musical dialogue between generations of dub producers turned into a 3D Paradise Portal between Switzerland and Jamaica.
Dub as an art form and as science is also philosophy, and Dubokaj extracts the process without mimicking the Roots form. He cuts and pastes, plays around with oscillating tempos, sometimes in a single tune – juxtaposes natural environments with in-studio sounds. On occasion, he even auto-tunes L$P, creating beautifully disruptive results. You can feel, in the very fabric of these recordings, that this session was more like a tennis match with a touch of ballet rather than a sound clash where each threw their best and hardest at each other. If Lee Perry would have ever scored a contemporary dance piece, Daydreamflix could be it.
|Management:||Mouthwatering Records, Daniel (World)|
|Booking:||Mouthwatering Records, Daniel (World)|