Reggae and dub fans, please read the following very carefully: Dub Inc. will be on stage at the Rockhal on 13 December 2013. This famous French reggae group is preparing for its return to live performances after “Hors Contrôle” released in October 2010 and an impressive tour of more than 160 concerts in 27 different countries, and they plan to set the Rockhal stage ablaze. It will be an opportunity for the group, which originates from Saint-Étienne, to unveil its latest opus “Paradise”, expected to appear in September, and also to perform some of their numerous successes.
It was 16 years ago that the Saint-Étienne born members of Dub Inc. enthusiastically took up the flame of French reggae. We should recall that, since their emergence in 1997, Dub Inc. have released four albums, each as lively as the others, like “Diversité” which appeared in 2003, “Dans le décor” dating from 2005, “Afrikya”, released two years later and then “Hors contrôle”, their last disc to date, which came out in 2010.
Negotiating their way between reggae, dancehall, Kabyle music and world music, the group is led by the voices of Bouchkour and Komlan, whose styles are as different as they are complementary. Whether they sing in French, English or Kabyle, the universal message is clearly stated, and centred on the importance of a cultural mix.
Undoubtedly the most iconic group on the “Made in France” reggae scene, it has been through their energetic and flamboyant sets that Dub Inc. has gathered such a large following. Their music, blending an effective sense of melody and a human ethic expressed through sincere lyrics, has enabled them to take their work well beyond the borders of their own country, for instance to Portugal, Germany, Algeria, Senegal, Canada and Colombia.
Their latest project was Rude Boy Story, a documentary following the atypical life of the group away from the beaten track, with great assertion but preserving their values and their ideals, love and freedom. Further proof of the group’s sincerity and fighting spirit will come in September 2013 with a new album, a new adventure for the greatest delight of their many fans!
So if you have never seen them on stage, now is the time! Dub Inc. will be doing us the great honour of performing on stage at the Rockhal on 13 December 2013, sharing that joie de vivre and that passion for reggae which brings them to us.