The Sunday Leader

Dub FX In Sri Lanka

By Raisa Wickrematunge

Ready for an alternative musical experience? In two weeks, Australian artist and street performer Dub FX is set to perform in Sri Lanka.
Ready for an alternative musical experience? In two weeks, Australian artiste and street performer Dub FX is set to perform in Sri Lanka.

Hailing from Melbourne, Dub FX (real name Benjamin Stanford) creates intricate drum and bass, hip hop, reggae and dubstep rhythms, using just his voice, live looping and effect pedals.

Live looping involves the recording and playback of audio samples in real time.

Stanford is an independent artiste, gaining popularity solely through live shows, word of mouth and social networks. He also ensures his music is easily accessible via free samples.

Stanford’s lyrics deal with general world issues and his view of a prevailing culture of contemporary angst. He is a musical activist of sorts, encouraging an industrial based revolution through hard work and determination.

In addition to his musical talent, Dub FX also founded his own record label — Convoyunltd. Almost every album released through Convoyunltd has been produced by Stanford himself.

He has traveled around the world to perform his unique brand of music — from Moscow to Dusseldorf, from Amsterdam to Bristol.

In 2011, Stanford will also be touring the United States, but before that, he will be making a pit stop in Sri Lanka. His latest offering, A Crossworlds is a collaborative effort. Stanford teamed up with Melbourne-based producer Sirius for the album, which was released this year. Dub FX And Sirius: A Crossworlds’ reveals a darker and much more instrumental sound.

And you can count on hearing more from Stanford, as he plans to work on a new album in the near future.
Performing with him is Asvajit, a young, talented minimal and dubstep artiste who promises to entertain.

The duo are set to perform on December 17, at the Warehouse Project, located at Block 26, Tripoli Road, Maradana.

Funded by local people, the Warehouse Project hosts events and projects, in an attempt to create a cultural revival in inner city Colombo.

Tickets are priced at Rs. 1000 prior to the date, and Rs. 1500 on the day itself, and will be available at all Harpos outlets, as well as the Rize bar, located next to Mango Tree. It is also possible to pre-book tickets, by mailingdubfx.tickets@gmail.com.

For more details, including music samples, type “Dubbed Out with Dub FX and Asvajit”, and check out the event page on Facebook.

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