Milwaukee Artist of the Week – 12/28/12 – Dub District

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Dub District

When people think of Milwaukee music, reggae is often not the first genre that comes to mind. The city does, however, have a world music scene, and Dub District is a standout amongst it. Formed in 2006, Dub District brings roots reggae to Milwaukee, and has picked up a strong following by doing so. The band has taken their show on the road, as well, touring nationally to support their self titled LP. They are also currently working with legendary reggae producer “The Scientist” on their next project, set to release in the near future. Led by frontman Ras Daniel, the group follows in the tradition of classic dub and reggae music, fueled with socially conscious lyrics. Their live show is also a unique experience, as well. Many of their shows are very free form, and they are always improvising on stage. According to their bio, “No audience gets the same performance twice or goes home unsatisfied”, and based on what we’ve heard from this group, we’d expect nothing less. Check out part of their Summerfest performance at the Cascio Interstate Groove Garage below:

For more Dub District, check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Reverbnation page.

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