Dub Mission presents Roommate (record release), Dub Mission Sound System and Vinnie Esparza at Elbo Room
Friday, April 8, 2016
Dub Mission presents a Bay-Area exclusive appearance by rootstep master
Roommate (King Dubbist/Avocaudio)
Record release party for Unity Is Strength: The Best of King Dubbist
plus Dub Mission Sound System with DJ Sep and trumpeter Will Magid (Alligator Spacewalk)
and Vinnie Esparza (Groove Merchant/Amoeba)
Elbo Room: 647 Valencia Street, SF, CA 94110 21+ - 415 552 7788
10 pm-2 am - $12 Door / $9 Adv. at www.brownpapertickets.com
With over a decade of solid DJing and countless original productions under his belt, Roommate, aka Justin McCauley, has secured his place on the forefront of the worldwide bass music community.
Beginning his musical journey with guitar lessons at the age of 11, Roommate has developed his craft to an undeniable style by integrating both organic and electronic sounds. After self-releasing his first
solo album (Dubfunk Vol. 1) in 2003, he quickly gained musical notoriety in the U.S. counter culture. When dubstep first hit the U.S., Roommate was quick to find a love and understanding for the music
that was deeply rooted in Jamaican dub and roots music. Joining forces with L.A.-based artist and long time friend No Thing, he formed another key part of dubstep history; Babylon System. As a solo
and ensemble artist in Babylon System, OSC (with Antiserum), and Krttyr (with E Pill), Roommate contributed many of the early U.S. releases to the dubstep genre, including "50 Blocks Away,"
"Examination of Time", and "Loaded," to name a few. After a slew of quality records, Roommate stepped onto the international stage with years of touring around the world. Co-founding the rip roaring
label Hollow Point Recordings with friend and artist SPL was another huge step for Roommate. Gaining confidence from consistent releases and great sales, he used Hollow Point to push the boundaries
of his sound to further express his musical tastes. Following Hollow Point, Roommate branched out to create two new musical imprints. King Dubbist and Avocaudio are his latest forward thinking
incarnations. Focusing on huge vibes and stellar production, these labels span from rootstep to trip-hop to reggae. Fusing and encompassing Roommate's broad and compelling love for musical freshness.
Having relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago, Roommate returns for a Bay-Area exclusive appearance on April 8th. The show is also a local record release party for his 20-track LP, Unity Is Strength:
The Best of King Dubbist which features many of his best productions with vocalists like Sizzla, Lutan Fyah, Chezidek, Big Youth, Daddy Freddy, Brother Culture and others.
Interview with SF Gate: www.sfgate.com/thingstodo/article/Roommate-Justin-McCauley-s-dubstep-at-Elbo-Room-2352908.php
Performing with the Dub Mission Sound System for the first time, trumpeter/producer Will Magid's music is always a joyous affair. His unique style of live performance and electronic sampling seamlessly
blends original music with sounds from across the globe. Will Magids trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime at one moment and a West African wedding next. The next songs may remind you of a
French dance club, Japanese soul music or a 1920's speakeasy. Will has toured and collaborated with many talented artists from diverse genres of music, including Afrolicious, Bonobo, Solomon Burke, Erykah
Badu, Pretty Lights, Kenny Burrell, Zigaboo Modeliste, Baba' Ken Okulolo, Ocote Soul Sounds, CocoRosie, Jeremy Sole, J-Boogie, and the Mutaytor.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this September, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running parties in the world, featuring cutting-edge dub, roots reggae, dancehall and more, every second Friday at Elbo Room.
Voted Bay Area's Best Reggae Club two years in a row, Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including The Scientist, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, Mungo's Hi Fi with Soom T
and Solo Banton, Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Tippa Irie and Saxon Sound System, Prince Fatty Sound System, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System,
Nickodemus, DJ Vadim and many others.
DJ Sep is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission. For 22 years, Sep was also on Bay Area radio: first at the highly influential KUSF and later at Pacifica public radio station, KPFA. She's the
co-compiler (with producer Shockman) of Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a collection of all-exclusive American dub tracks released on Select Cuts Records. In 2009, Mochipet's Daly City Records released her
remixes (with Jason Short) of "Get Your Dub Wet" featuring Juakali and Mista Chatman. Sep has won a Goldie Award (Bay Guardian) and been nominated for Best DJ (SF Weekly Music Awards). She has spun in
London, Vancouver, New York, Washington DC, Miami, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles and has opened for the likes of Sly & Robbie, Lee Perry, The Wailers, Culture, Big Youth, Les Nubians, Rachid Taha,
Kinky, The Cinematic Orchestra and many others Her latest mixes, remixes, and original music can be found on
Vinnie Esparza is a staple of the SF DJ scene and spins at various parties around the city including Hella Tight and Groove Merchant Friday. In 2000, Vinnie won "Best Local DJ" in the Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay"
edition. The next year he won the City Search Editor's Award for "Best Local DJ." He has also been nominated for "Best Local DJ" in the SF Weekly in both 2001 and 2003. He was the first DJ to play the Monterey Jazz
Festival on their 50th Anniversary and was asked to return the following year. He has also been asked to spin the Quebec City Jazz Festival, and was again their first-ever DJ booking. He has compiled the Loose & Juicy
collection for Vanguard Records, Viva CuBop 2 for Ubiquity Records and coordinated the reissue of Bobby Montez's Jungle Fantastique for the same label. Vinnie spins a wide variety of music including roots reggae, jazz,
hip hop, and soul to name only a few.
Elbo Room (View)
647 Valencia Street
San Francisco/CA, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|