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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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...
Street Ragz Garments (SR): SR Got You Covered In All Conditions
Street Ragz (SR) Beanies. SR Got You Covered In All Conditions. HEART!
|DUBB AGENTS: In the tradition of Soul Vendors being the house band for Clement "Sir Coxone" Dodd's Studio One label, and The Aggrovators being the house band for Bunny "Striker" Lee -- 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. |
DUBB AGENTS is no longer affiliated with HR anymore. However, bigUps to H.R who helped to give life to the Dubb Agents band/brand to front on its own. That will never and cannot be disputed. Nuff (lots of) respect and thanks Joe! Dubb Agents is now out in front from the backing role. On the flipside, without Dubb Agents (and D.I.A) H.R. and subsequently Bad Brains would have been faded a long, long time ago. There is no disputing that also. 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, TJ Haslett, Chris DeRosa, Monk Washington, Mark Lyn aka Que, Agent Jay, Pablo Fiasco, Benjamin "Thick Sound" Hamlin, Grant OG Garretson, Jason Browning and Jerry Barrett who have gigged with Dubb Agents backing especially H.R (aka Human Rights). You all were hired and brought in the circle to play as Dubb Agents to back H.R. H.R. had to be booked as H.R. (of Bad Brains) & Dubb Agents for a few reasons. Forget what you've heard. That cannot be disputed either. Dubb Agents is similar to great bands such as P-Funk that featured a long list of musicians over the years. Musicians always come and go. And it will or may continue in that mode for Dubb Agents too from time to time. How ever one thing is certain -- a great show that entertain will always be guaranteed regardless of who the musicians are. But yea -- to quote Mr. John Lee Hooker -- "thank you fellaz."
Dubb Agents is "Out Front" and will be ready to play once the Coronavirus stuff is over or fades. Again thanks and bigups to Steven Repka on guitz, Mysta Lu on bass, Patrick Robinson, Hektor Bee vocalists Top Cat and Treasure Don who all played with Dubb Agents.
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 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: Updated September 11, 2020.
Dubb Agents: You killed it. We can't wait to have you back."
On march18, 2020, the decision was made to cancel The Dubb Agents 2020 Ubiquitous Tour! As it looked then, the C-virus scourge was getting worst and spreading across the USA, with hotbeds in Seattle - WA, Los Angeles - CA and New York City.. New York City was under partial lock-down then and it was dreadful. It is much better now around here. I hope the situation will improve and the corona virus will be outta here soon. Until that day, Dubb Agents will keep hitting the RESET button while look towards the future to hit the road. The mission of Dubb Agents is always to progressively entertain people. We are grateful for all the responses from club owners, talent buyers and friends across the USA. In the meantime wear a fuckin' MASK as needed will ya. Doing so is a small inconvenience. All the very best folks. Cheers! Global Rock!
DUBB AGENTS TEES
<<*** To left: The Dubb Agents "You All Killed It" image is a note from General Manager Ms. Renee V. of the The Spot Underground in Providence Rhode Island -- USA, April 02, 2016, post set. Thanks GM Renee. Appreciated! Dubb Agents will be there for you and The Spot Underground after the C-virus storm. The Spot is a fine live venue. Hospitality was great also. Thanks to The Spot Underground crew. Please click note to left and snipe below for video clip of the DUBB AGENTS featuring guest Top Cat set. Thanks to Godbrother Rich for videotaping the set. Dubb Agents co-billed with The Alchemystics who closed the show. This was a D.I.A Global Rock Showcase & Torch Alliance booked and co-produced event.
In video below Dubb Agents with special guest Top Cat performing at The Spot Underground in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, April 2, 2016,
*** Wed. Sept. 13, 2017, Dubb Agents @ Niagara (formerly A7, the birthplace of NYHC) and hang-out for Joe Strummer of the Clash @ 112 Avenue A and East 7th Street, East Village - NYC, with friends 8 p.m. to midnight. This is a good time to drop Jesse Malin's of Heart Attack and D'Genaration bands. name. Ultimate thanks for the op to play Niagara. Admission: $5 at door. Via Ticketfly $5. also.
Pls click below poster for Dubb Agents feat. Chris Bananno on sax covering Junior Murvin's 'Police & Thieves'.
Please click the above Niagara poster for a clip of Dubb Agents featuring Chris Bananno on sax covering Junior Murvin's 'Police & Thieves' at Niagara September 13, 2017, via Facebook. The very kool alternative cover of Junior Murvin's 'Police & Thieves'.
** Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, featuring H.R, Dubb Agents, Skarroneros and Kingsound. D.I.A production; Friday December 30, 2016 with HR, Dubb Agents, and Samantha Hollings aka Ghetto Songbird. This Philadelphia, PA - USA show was a D.I.A/Bonfire event. Shoutz to Bonfire Production.
D.I.A Global Rock Showcase In Effect!
". DUDE -- Dubb Agents hits hard even when playing soft. And the extra "B" in Dubb Agents equal bass..."
** Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 @ Sir D's Lounge, 837 Union Street & 7th. Ave., Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY, with Treasure Don (of Subatomic Sound too) and Kevin Batchelor (of New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble) and more... Please click flyer below for Dubb Agents featuring Kevin Batchelor on trumpet via Facebook videos.
** Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ Aaron's Irish Pub, 231 Main Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 -- set time 11 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.
** Thursday, December 29, 2016 @ The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, featuring H.R, Dubb Agents and Skarroneros.
** Friday, December 30, 2016 @ MilkBoy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, featuring H.R, Dubb Agents, Ghetto SongBird (aka Samantha Hollins).
** Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, Dubb Agents is playing 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
needed will ya.
It is a small incon-
in the sreetz as Beau Simpson of Phixi hiphop krew is signing out in Maine - USA Dubb Agents and Beau were working on building a date or two in Maine/New England pre-C-virus. Dates would have happened too. So, we just have to RESET IT!
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 including NYC top underground mic stalker Treasure Don (of Subatomic Sound too), and of course Master trumpeter Kevin Batchelor. Thanks a bunch fellaz
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, true-blue Loyalty and Total Inclusion for most parts. There is no Race, Class, Age or Gender. People are just people..." And let me inject it is not loyalty when you are living on the road as family breaking bread, etc., then you shadily stepped to the lead artist to ask him to record and recorded him behind management's back. That will always truncates any possibility of a trusting relationship.
Past 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. Regardless...! Thanks Joe!
It does not matter if the venue is D.I.Y or a 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 snipe to left.
Contact Dubb Agents for shows at: Dubb-Agents@DIA-Inc.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
And sure -- Dubb Agents will have folks swarming like a school of bunkers to shows with consistent hard work. And selected musicians come to "fucking" play hard.
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