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Ari Joshua isn’t interested in retreading tired reggae dub turf. Sure, “One Dub,” his upcoming EP, respects the genre’s foundation, but Joshua isn’t afraid to push the envelope, weave in unexpected sonic threads, and craft an experience that transcends mere remixes.

Ari Joshua

Imagine this: Joshua, a guitar commander at the helm, leads a stellar crew on a deep dive into the heart of dub. The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn becomes their launchpad, and engineer Alex Conroy meticulously captures every ripple and current as the music surges.

John Kimock, a rhythmic force soon to be sharing stages with bassists Mike Gordon (Phish) and Otiel Burbridge (Dead & Co), lays down a groove so tight it could navigate a black hole. Andy Hess, a veteran who’s laid down low-end thunder for Gov’t Mule and The Black Crowes, brings a depth that resonates like a seismic tremor. Rounding out the crew is keyboardist Eden Ladin, whose fingers dance across the keys, weaving melodies that shimmer and soar.

Together, this A-Team embarks on a journey through dub’s vibrant landscape. The title track throbs with infectious rhythms, a call to get your body moving. But wait, there’s more! Mell Dettmer of Studio Soli steps up to the remix plate, taking Joshua’s composition and alchemizing it into sonic gold. Dettmer’s a sonic architect, sculpting soundscapes that envelop you completely.

Here’s the thing that elevates “One Dub” from good to great: Ari Joshua’s guitar work. It’s smooth as silk, each note lingering in the air long after it’s played. Every track crackles with an energy that speaks volumes about the deep connection this band shares. It’s a meeting of minds, a fusion of talent, vision, and technical prowess that grabs you from the opening riff and doesn’t let go.

Mell Dettmer’s deft remixes breathe new life into Ari Joshua’s composition, elevating them to dizzying heights of sonic ecstasy. With a keen ear for detail and an unwavering commitment to artistic vision, Dettmer proves herself to be a true maestro of the mixing desk, sculpting soundscapes that are as immersive as they are exhilarating.

The “One Dub” crew

But the sonic journey doesn’t end there. Jonathan Plum, the sonic sculptor behind the mixing desk at London Bridge Studios, adds another layer of magic. His deft touch imbues each track with a depth and dimensionality that makes you feel like you’re living inside the music.

The final touch comes from Blase aka Reberlan Paresqui, whose artwork adorns the cover of “One Dub,” providing a visual counterpoint to the aural adventure within.

“One Dub” is more than remixes; it’s a culmination. Born in South Africa and raised in the States, Joshua brings a global perspective to his music, a sound infused with a sense of exploration and discovery. He’s not just an artist; he’s a teacher, having founded The Music Factory, a haven for aspiring musicians. With “One Dub,” Joshua extends an invitation – a chance to dive headfirst into the world of reggae dub, a world where rhythms pulsate and melodies transport you to sun-soaked paradises.

“One Dub” sets sail on streaming platforms worldwide on May 10th, 2024. Fasten your metaphorical seatbelts and get ready for a reggae revelation.


Ari Joshua Music Pages

Music Factory Records

The Music Factory – Music School

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Upcoming Tour Dates

 The Suncatchers featuring Joe Doria & Ehssan Karimi

May 22 – Seamonster Lounge – Seattle, Wa


May 23 – Helping Friendly Podcast with RJ Bee and Hosts – Osiris

Ari Joshua Band

May 31 – Nectars – Burlington, VT

Kris Yunker, Ari Joshua, Ben Atkind Trio dates

June 5th The Stone Church – Bratelboro, VT

June 7th TBA Brattleboro – VT

Check for more dates

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