March 2017 Echo Chamber Archives

Wow! What a full show tonight! Not only a ton of great new music, we had guests in the house – the up and coming singer known as Glaze along with da man from Dimension Sounds – and we featured my interview of Jemere Morgan recorded a few weeks back at the Turf Club! Among the new releases were SoulFiya’s hot new album “One” (from which we played the title track + the dub); Thievery Corporation’s great new “The Temple of I&I”; DownBeat’s new “Introspeccion”; Rass Kwame’s new single “Look Around You”; and DubRaJah’s new “Reprise” album! More cool new tunes from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, HabooDubz, Aquaserge, Dubmatix & Gappy Ranks, Icaro, and Barbes D (with Jennifer Paulos). Of course we also mixed a bunch a great old stuff too…from the likes of Israel Vibration, Eating Betty, Bush Chemists, Hollie Cook, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, and Shabba Ranks & Michael Rose — with Glaze riding the riddim too!

In celebration of International Women’s Day & National Women’s History Month, we presented the annual “Beautiful Sounds of Women…Around the World” special. Tonight’s list of women and groups making beautiful sounds included: Leah Rosier, Jah9, Queen Ifrica, Orly Frider (Blondub Sexy Sound), Ranking Ann, Oriana Melissa (AMJ Collective), Cherine, The Angel (60 Channels), Olivia De Lanzac, P.J. Higgins (with Jah Wobble), Toian, Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Jennifer Lara, Suphala, Raffi Ann, Sister Carol, Hollie Cook, Kirsty Rock (Easy Star All Stars), Chyna Nicole, AMMOYE (Citizen Sound), Natacha Atlas Official, Stalo Xinari (SXtheMadArtist), Cissie Redgwick, Dionne Bromfield, Nkulee Dube, Likkle Mai (official) (Dry & Heavy), HIRIE, Deya Dova, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Ibibio Sound Machine, and Perfume. The one track not by or featuring a woman was “God Bless The Women” from the late great Lucky Dube following on the heels of his daughter Nkulee Dube!

Weather is what happens when Strangedub's making other plans… such as f'rinstance getting back into town from blizzard-stricken New York in time to do Echo Chamber! So leave it to d.j. babyswiss to pilot the entire 4-hour tour this week, launching into the Dubniverse from Dub Syndicate's "Precinct Of Sound" in order to do a little time traveling!