A sonic adventure in genre-bending dub & reggae from "Canada's Dread At The Controls" (Don Lett's BBC Radio / Grammy Award Winner)
One of Canada's premiere dub, reggae & electro artist / producers & 2010 JUNO Award Winner for Best Reggae Recording.
Having just returned from a massive Summer Festival Tour of Europe (UK, France, Belgium, Italy and Portugal) with special guest Brother Culture (UK’s top MC who appears on the latest Prodigy release), Toronto’s Dubmatix is back with his 4th CD release “System Shakedown” - 13 tracks of heavy bass sounds that will shake the foundations of sound systems worldwide. This new release spans a musical range of Rocksteady, Dubstep, Dub, Roots, Electro to Future Shock Dub and Drum'n'Bass. During the past 18 months Dubmatix has been busy in the studio producing, recipient of a 2010 JUNO Award for Best Reggae Recording, and on the road with 7 tours across Canada, Mexico and Europe, as well as collaborating with various artists/bands worldwide including original Big Audio Dynamite member & Grammy Winner - Don Letts, remixing a track for the now classic Easy All Stars breakout release “Dub Side of the Moon” (due for release late 2010), studio work with one of Canada’s top indie rock acts U.S.S. (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) – and a collaborative remix with U.S.S. for Motown’s latest hit group Down With Webster. "Dubmatix, one man with a relentlessly inventive approach to reverb, rhythm, and reggae - the Primary colors on any dub producers palette (iTunes Canada )
Having imprinted his name in the minds of reggae fans Worldwide with his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004, the Toronto-born producer is now firmly established as one of the top reggae producers worldwide - with three chart-topping releases, that includes the 2009 JUNO Nominated “Renegade Rocker” and the2010 JUNO Award Win for Best Reggae Recording plus International acclaim and a list of collaborations that include some of reggae’s most influential legends such as the late Alton Ellis (The Godfather of Rocksteady), The Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru & Grammy Award Winner) and many more.
"Canadian producer, Dubmatix, creates some of the freshest reggae around" (Dermot Hussey XM Radio "The Joint")
Music runs deep within the veins as does the various musical styles Dubmatix brings to his fresh, distinctive productions - from pure, old-school King Tubby dub to the freshest electro-shock to classic conscious roots to Drum'n'Bass and more. Growing up, Dubmatix spent countless hours recording first on a 4-track reel-to-reel tape machine and later, one of the first 12-track digital home studio’s of the 80s. Recording rock, blues, acid, reggae and more – Dubmatix honed his musical skills for writing, arranging and recording. A multi-instrumentalist, Dubmatix performs all instruments on each release that include Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Melodica, Percussion.
Dubmatix brings these years of experimentation and learning to his current productions – whether it is his own material or outside projects. Dubmatix has developed a unique signature sound and style that is immediately recognizable – a Phil Spector-esque full sound utilizing heavy bass, majestic horn lines, thick-set percussive grooves, and strong production values. It is this unique style and sound that has made Dubmatix much sought after by artists and bands worldwide to bring his distinct flavor to their recordings. "One of the best makers of Dub in this Country" (Garvia Bailey - CBC Radio Canada)
With the 2010 JUNO Win and Touring Schedule Dubmatix is busier than ever with slotted remixes for a multitude of artists worldwide, two scheduled Dubmatix dub-oriented albums, an electro side-project (Joint Chiefs of Staff), remix album of System Shakedown, and producing outside projects for other bands.
2010 JUNO Award Winner for Best Reggae Recording
2009 JUNO Award Nomination for Best Reggae Recording
2009 Producer of the Year –Reggae Achievement Awards Canada
2008 Exclaim Magazine Best Reggae Album of the Year
2008 #1 Reggae Album of the Year Chart Magazine
DISCOGRAPHY CD Releases
1. 2004 Champion Sound Clash
2. 2006 Atomic Subsonic
3. 2008 Renegade Rocker
4. 2010 System Shakedown
1. Dubmatix meets Howie Smart 2007
2. Dread & Gold Vol. I 2007
3. Dubmatix meets Prince Blanco 2008
4. Dubmatix meets Prince Blanco 2009
5. Dubmatix “Rough Out Riddim” feat. Howie Smart, Fitti Warri, Hornsman Coyote, Mighty Howard 2010
6. Dubmatix meets Freddylocks “Power EP” 2009
7. Dubmatix meets Nate Wize - Renegade Remixes Vol. 1 2010
8. The Berlin Sessions 2010
A few notable Remixes
1. The Clash “London Calling” Shatter The Hotel: A Dub Inspired Tribute To Joe 2010
2. John Brown’s Body “Re-Amplify” (#8 Billboard Chart)
3. Easy All Stars “Breathe” for Dub Side Of The Moon remixed 2010/2011 release