Wee Dub Festival hosts Vibronics, Radikal Guru, Brina and Jammin J
- Sandra Marron
- 19 January 2011
Studio 24 event bring many types of dub music together
With Scotland hosting many reggae and dubstep nights in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the overall dub scene is most definitely healthy and super vibrant. And, thanks to Gregory and Selecta Mania, two pals, DJs and promoters under the umbrella of Lion Stage UK Management, comes a platform to showcase the best of dub in the form of the Wee Dub Festival. One half of the duo Selecta Mania felt ‘the Scottish scene was lacking one big event that would bring all types of dub music together’.
The roll call of acts reads like a who’s who of dub. Among the performers, local act Jammin J will be sharing the stage with one of the hottest roots dub acts in the UK, Vibronics, up-and-coming Jamaican Reggae MC Brina and Polish dubstepper Radikal Guru. Selecta Mania says the aim in simple: ‘Dub music brings a huge positive message and we would like to share it with the local community. Moreover, this event is not only about the music but also about the environmental message.’ There will be stalls from organisations such as Ethical Voice for Animals and Earth Movies. Hosting comes in the form of MC Ras Ista Lion, who will be keeping the crowds on top form for the evening. This is only year one for the festival but they are positive they will be back next year with ‘plenty of good local dub artists who didn’t get a chance to play this year,’ confirms Selecta.