The Dubbeez – Peace, Love & Dub
The Dubbeez are a fresh reggae band from Amsterdam, who took off in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength since then. Riddim driven by brother and sister Earl on drums and Olivia on bass, the band draw immediate attention with their catchy reggae/dancehall/dub sound. Other members include Joanne – vocals, Quincy – vocals, Milan – guitar and Bobby – keyboards.
In 2015 their first single “Rudeboy” was released and the next year saw the release of the EP “Dubby”. That year they gloriously won the International World Reggae contest at Ostróda Reggae Festival, Poland and earned themselves a ticket to Jamaica to record a new album at Tuff Gong Studio and Anchor Studio under the guidance of Jamaican producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Calyton. The result is the set “Peace, Love & Dub”.
Positivism & Self Awareness
Throughout the album the vocal collaboration of singjay Quincy (why does he reminds us of Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley?) and vocalist Joanne adds a fresh and contemporary vibe! The ten track set opens in a tasty fashion with “Don’t Walk Too Fast” and starts the show with a blast. The fast paced tune “Feelings” evokes happy party feelings! The lightweight “I Love Me” tells the universal message to accept yourself. “Hold Us” portrays a fiery band scintillating positivism & self awareness.
An absolute gem on this set is the title track “Peace, Love & Dub” with everything in the right place. The dub section at the end of that tune takes us back to dub heydays with class, the echo and reverb chambers are wide open and the foundation is left intact. One of our favourite tunes is “On The Road”, a tune that runs across a heavy Black Uhuru alike riddim, sounds like a bassline from Robbie Shakespeare! Included are successful reworkings of proven songs “Hangover” and “Rudeboy”.
Follow the Dutch reggaeband The Dubbeez on their journey to record their album “Peace, Love & Dub” in the legendary Tuff Gong Studios all way in Jamaica! Eight Episodes Vlog.
Conclusion First-rate effort from The Dubbeez... Forward Ever!