D.I.A RECORDS Classic Releases
"OUT OF BOUNDS" by HR of Bad Brains.
All Media Guide Review of "Out Of Bounds".
"OUT OF BOUNDS" CD available on ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, EMUSIC, GOOGLE PLAY, RHOPSODY, SPOTIFY
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"HR IN DUBB" (EP) by HR (Human Rights) of Bad Brains.
"HR IN DUB" CD available on ITUNES, AMAZON MP3. EMUSIC, GOOGLE PLAY and SPOTIFY. "HR IN DUBB" will be live on RHOPSODY soon.
The immortal STALAG 20, 21 & 22 -- THE NEXT GENERATION featuring Elephant Man, Mr. Vegas, Junior Demus, Ce'Cele, Merciless, Danny English, Egg 'n' Bread, Hawkeye, Chico and more... (Reggae-Dancehall super artists). Project was mixed by Cordel "Scatta" Burrell.
All Media Guide Review of "Stalag 20, 21 & 22 - The Next Generation".
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Trk: Peace & Justice.
Inverted Paradox (Various Artists) album is available on:
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Inverted Paradox is a 14 track album featuring HR (of Bad Brains), songstress/model/actress Jez Blak (alter ego: Earth Godessa), the salty, magruff gravel-voiced Junior Demus, Snuupi (great writer courtesy of Kesta Records), Li-On (NYC underground hiphop mic stalker), Roguish Armament (alternative hardcore hiphop pioneers), the great Bobby Culture, Merciless (one of dancehall's best) and Long Island's punk krew Bumfounded.
Roguish Armament Alternative Hiphop.
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PLUTOPIA: "SIGNS OF THE TIME"
Plutopia "Signs Of The Time."
Plutopia aka Rudolph Richards executive produced and recorded "Signs of The Time" in the 1980's. 'Burning Love' single outtake was released on 12 inch vinyl on JameKee/D.I.A Records in 1984. We listened to this conscious reggae project recently and it "slams!" "Sings Of The Time" is timeless sounds. "Sings Of The Time" will be released digitally in November, 2016, on DIA Records.
"KEEPER OF THE FAITH"
"Keeper Of The Faith" is a 100% roots-conscious Reggae album in the works... Seems it will take a long while to find the right songs by worthy artists for this project...
|DUBB AGENTS: In the tradition of Soul Vendors being the house band for Clement "Sir Coxone" Dodd's Studio One label -- Dubb Agents basically started out as the house band for D.I.A (Diverse Intensified Audio). The Dubb Agents is a "force of diverse sounds" -- punk, ska, reggae, dubb, funk, hardcore, alt. hiphop, alt. rock, etc. Components are in place with some super-cool musicians with great attitudes who naturally hit hard without trying. BigUps to H.R (Human Rights) who helped to give life to the Dubb Agents band to stand on its own. That will never and cannot be disputed. Nuff (lots of) respect and thanks Joe! Dubb Agents is now out in front on from the backing role. BigUPs to Eek A Mouse (aka Ripton Hylton) who helped and inspired also. Bandingly!!! BigUps to Dan "Skitch" Lovett (R.I.P), Vinny and Joe Corbin, David Cornejo, Lu Bmob, Steven Repka, Patrick Robinson, Treasure Don (henry Walker), Hektor Bee, Chris DeRosa, Monk Washington, Mark Lyn aka Que, Agent Jay, Pablo Fiasco, Benjamin "Thick Sound" Hamil, Grant OG Garretson, Jason Browning and Jerry Barrett who have gigged with Dubb Agents backing especially H.R (aka Human Rights). That cannot be disputed either.
Below clip: Dubb Agents "Out Front" with Steven Repka on guitz, Mysta Lu on bass, and Patrick Robinson on drums crushing 'All In One' @ The Bowery Electric, NYC - NY, USA, December 29, 2016. Treasure Don was featured later in the set also. More footage to be posted. Jon Forrest shot footage with Luke Weiler. Shoutz to The Bowery Electric crew.
Brooklyn Vegan -- "...Dubb Agents, played a strong set with Ramones covers and more. They were joined for the last few songs of their set by Treasure Don (of Lee “Scratch” Perry collaborators Subatomic Sound System)...".
Brooklyn Vegan's blurb and pictorial of The Bowery Electric NYC show on Dec. 29, 2016.
| Upcoming Dubb Agents Gigs: Click respective venue for tickets.
** Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ Aaron's Irish Pub, 231 Main Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 -- set time 11 p.m. to 12:01 a.m. in support of Dustin Sawyer's CD release.
** Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, featuring H.R, Dubb Agents, Skarroñeros and Kingsound.
** Friday, December 30, 2016 @ MilkBoy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, featuring H.R, Dubb Agents, GhettoSongBird (aka Samantha Hollins) and Kingsound.
| "...DUDE -- Dubb Agents hit hard even when playing soft. And the extra "B" in Dubb Agents equal bass..."
** Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, Dubb Agents is played Jam For Tots '16, toy drive at The Stewart House w/ Positive Mental Trip and For The Grateful.
December 5, 2016 update: Jam For Tots for event at The Stewart House received 91 toys from generous folks. Awesome!
** Sat. May 21, 2016 @ The Low Beat, 335 Central Av., Albany, NY.
** Sat. April 2, 2016 @ The Spot Underground, 180 Pine Street, Providence, RI.
Dubb Agents killed
it at The Spot
In video below Dubb Agents with special guest Top Cat performing at The Spot Underground in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, April 2, 2016, supporting The Alchemystics. The General Manager of The Spot Underground Miss Renee V. said Dubb Agents "killed it" and invited the crew back. Thanks Renee. Thanks for the footage Godbrother Rich.
Artists backed by Dubb (Dub) Agents starting in 2002: Sister Nancy, Aunt Esther, Sister Charmaine, King D'Jango, Ed Robinson, Junior Demus, H.R of Bad Brains, Jack Ruby, Jr. (aka Anthony Lindo) formerly of The Toasters and Jazzhole, Jamalski (Jamal A Mitchell) , original Top Cat (aka Jahfingers Sounds Kenny), etc... See some flyer art and some of the venues infiltrated at this link.. Dubb Agents will continue to back and feature certain artists as special guests...
Like it or not -- it does not matter which Dubb Agents crew it is -- Monk Washington, David Cornejo Alegre, Que as Mark Lyn or Hektor Bee, Lu Bmob and Steven Repka, the Dubb Agents HIT VERY HARD even when they are playing soft. For Dubb Agents last gig at Don Pedro in East Williamsburg, NYC, February 20, 2016, Steven Repka (vocals and guitar), Lu Bmob (vocals and bass) and Hektor Bee (drums) played 2 killer sets totaling about 4.5 hours of playing time. While backing Top Cat's segment even the bartenders and security left their posts to watch Dubb Agents play. This is what talent buyers, booking agents and venue owners love. A band played with the locked-in energy Dubb Agents showcased at Don Pedro is the type of band managers love to deliver to clients and roll down the road with. Awesome!
It is humbly Global Rock man: "...It is about Rhythm, Culture, Respect and Total Inclusion for most parts. There is no Race, Class, Age or Gender. People are just people..."
Aesthetically, Fairly Recent Dubb Agents' Gigs:
It is always a big thanks to venues who allowed Dubb Agents the opportunity to play. This is a big deal. Rest assure that when Dubb Agents load-in for a gig the crew "works" for that establishment until load-out. And the mission is simply to help sell a great time to patrons. We want to thank venues and staff for hospitality efforts provided along the routing. Shouts to The Bowery Electric, in NYC. This is a great venue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC. Thanks to Thunder Road in Somerville, Massachusetts also -- A+ Dan M. Thanks Kobie Ali! And, bigUPs to My Place Pizza in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Don Pedro in Brooklyn, NYC for featuring the Dubb Agents. Sweet! Universal props to the punk-hardcore-reggae legend H.R of Bad Brains. Thanks Joe! HUMAN RIGHTS RULE DUDE!!!
It does not matter if the venue is D.I.Y or corporate high-end operation, the utmost respect and compliance with operation policy is given to each venue, despite level of operation. Meaning we load-in and load-out on time. In between we simply work with the venue's staff. Under D.I.A, crews do not behave like divas. For instance - we will never ask DIY promoter for green, yellow and red towels, 6 bottles of champagnes, etc., and run up his/her hospitality expense. Promoters gotta make a profit too.
Dubb (Dub) Agents History: Dubb Agents have deep roots as a boutique band backing a few artists going back to September 22, 2002. With different teams of musicians, artists backed included Sister Nancy, Sister Charmaine, Junior Demus, Ed Robinson and King D'Jango. Dubb Agents started backing H.R of Bad Brains in 2005. Jack Ruby, Jr.,(of Toasters and Jazzhole) was backed in 2007. Jamalski and Top Cat were initially backed December 18, 2015.
It's like it was chiseled in stone dude. Some artists conveniently have a short memory and don't give credit. Or, an artist like Baddaflex might change his name to SkillinJah, but one thing is factual -- Dubb Agents was there supporting as indicated on snipes.
Contact Dubb Agents for shows at: Dubb-Agents@DIA-Inc.com
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