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". Available on AMAZON MP3, iTunes, GOOGLE PLAY, RHAPSODY and SPOTIFY:
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Trk: Peace & Justice.
Inverted Paradox (Various Artists) album is available on:
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Roguish Armament Alternative Hiphop.
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"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...
The original Top Cat from Brooklyn - NYC should not be confused with UK's Top Cat. Man, there is always gonna be isms about artists taking the same name of other artists who have established a specific handle, identity and brand. (Searches should be done before deciding on a performance name. There is no excuse for assuming the name of another artist today. Just Google!) The original Top Cat from Brooklyn, New York City wants folks to be clear on identifying the two Top Cats.
Original Top Cat from Brooklyn - NYC recorded a song for MCA in 1991 and UK TC was being credited for it on Discogs and other sites. But that is cleared up. Original Top Cat said -- "I actually have two songs on two major labels including 4th & Broadway/Island (and MCA as mentioned) as Top Cat and had the name before Top Cat in the UK. I also had a dancehall release on Charms in the UK, which was on Side A of 'Down In Jamaica' single recorded by Red Fox and Naturalie produced by Phillip Smart (R.I.P) and Peter McKensie." The original Top Cat (NYC) and Ras Shiloh have a sound great system called Jahfingers Sound. Click MCA label above for 'Unitize' release with Top Cat and Lydia Rhodes on YouTube.
Dubb Agents and special guest TOP CAT (NYC) will be globalrocking The Low Beat @ 335 Central Avenue, Albany - NY, Sat. May 21, 2016. Doors 8 pm. Admission: $10. BTW: As the General Manager, Renee (of The Spot Undergound)Top Cat and Dubb Agents with Top Cat "killed it" at The Spot Underground, in Providence - Rhode Island, April 2, 2016. Awesome! And we can't forget the gig February 20, 2016, at D.I.A's Global Rock Showcase at Don Pedro in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn - NYC, where Top Cat performed like he was in a trance. Shouts to Milo Henry, Ben Spankybiggs Harry and Paul Hawker who nice-up the MIC as well. Dubb Agents played like they were on fire. Prior the Don Pedro's gig Top Cat blazed his segment with the legendary ragga-hiphop-jungle star MC Jamalski at Bowery Electric - NYC, December 18, 2016, at D.I.A's Global Rock Showcase with H.R of Bad brains, Banddroidz and Skarroneros.
This Top Cat (from NYC) page is being built on the fly. Please bare with us while we gather cool information on Top Cat. More to come on Top Cat. In the meantime check a bit of information on the Dubb Agents.
DUBB AGENTS: In the tradition of Soul Vendors being the house band for Clement "Sir Coxone" Dodd's Studio One label -- Dubb Agents is basically 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 HR (Human Rights) who helped give life to the Dubb Agents to stand on its own and step to the front from the backing role. That will never and cannot be disputed. Nuff (a lot of) respect and thanks, Joe! BigUPs to Eek A Mouse (aka Ripton Hylton) who helped and inspired. Bandingly!!! BigUps to Skitch Lovett (R.I.P), Vinny and Joe Corbin, Monk Washington, David Cornejo, Mark Lyn aka Que, Lu Bmob, Steven Repka, Hektor Bee, Chris DeRosa, Agent Jay, Pablo Fiasco, Grant Garretson, Jason Browning and Jerry Barrett who have gigged with Dubb Agents backing especially H.R (aka Human Rights). That cannot be disputed either. 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..."
In pic above left to right: Steven Repka, Mysta Lu and Hektor Bee.
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DENNIS ALCAPONE's Interview with Tommy Fox