2013 has been a big year for me and 2014 is looking to be even bigger! This year I’ve mixed some amazing artists (check out the full list here) such as Dubmatix, Luciano, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Through the Roots, and many more! Want to add your name or your band to the list? I’m now accepting submissions for new projects in the new year. Are you looking for a dub remix? Having your band’s album mixed? Email me at dubarchitectmusic[at]gmail.com or fill out the form on the Contact page.
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Dubmatix ft. Luciano – Seeds of Love & Life (Dub Architect Mix)
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Future (Dub Architect Mix)
Fear Nuttin Band ft. Jacob and Byrd of SOJA – Rebel (Dub Architect Mix)
Tatanka ft. Sensamotion – Turn to Fate (Dub Architect Mix)
Kings & Comrades – Dig Deeper (Dub Architect Mix)
Hi Roots – Gone (Dub Architect Mix)
Through the Roots – Zombies (Dub Architect Mix)
Destroy DC – Dub it Down (Dub Architect Mix)
The Riverside Rockers – Burdock Root (Dub Architect Mix)
Alific - Tribal Root Seed Dub Drop (Dub Architect Mix)
TALAWA – Rasta Woman (Dub Architect Mix)
Bumpin Uglies – White Boy Reggae (Dub Architect Mix)
Dub reggae remix of Dubmatix ft. Luciano’s “Seeds of Love & Life” from the album Dub Volume 2 released by Dub Architect Sound Labs (2013).
Pre-order DUB VOLUME 2 released 10/01/13 here: http://smartURL.it/DUBVol2
A while back I got a message from an artist who had read my article “How to Start a Movement” and had a question for me. In the article I used a video of a guy starting a dance party at a concert as a metaphor for artist development and growth. Josh had read the article and liked it but wanted to know the answer to the following question: “What about the 99% of the time when some bro starts dancing and no one joins him?” And thus – Part II of this article was born!
When you start dancing (read: playing music) and no one else joins in (or not as many as you’d like) it’s time to reevaluate both your content and your strategy. Evaluating your content starts with taking a hard look at your dance. Is it ACTUALLY good? Sure everyone has their own opinion of what good music is but irie vibes WILL resonate with at least SOME others. If your dance passes the stink test but you still aren’t converting as many dance observers to dancers (read: target audience to fans) as you’d like then it’s time to look at both the presentation and the reach.
If you’re dancing like a pro but smell you’re probably going to deter people from becoming truly engaged. So in music terms… What is the quality of your presentation? Do you present your material like the pro you want to be? Do you practice the marketing/promo techniques the pros use?
Lastly.. your music, like your dancing isn’t going to be for everyone. My good friend Righteous Dub had this to say – that when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, your dance is quality, and the way you present it is of high caliber – still be prepared to be in it for the long haul and have faith in yourself. Dedication and perseverance are noble qualities that will attract others in the long run so be confident in yourself! No one is ever going to convert 100% of those whose see them dance.. not 50%.. Often 10% would be amazing! That’s just life in 2013. We’re constantly bombarded with ads and brand building everyday and everywhere we look or listen. A lot of it has just become static to most people. You need to both figure out what gives your dance the best chance of converting people as well as how to get your dance seen by as many people as possible. Because we’re going to have a low conversion percentage we need to have a LOT of people see us to start a movement. Sure irie vibes will resonate but people are the ones who resonate them! Think of it this way – just putting your vibes out there no matter how irie they are means that they are on their own amongst an almost infinite sea to grow. You have the power to amplify those vibes millions and millions of times as large by marketing and promoting yourself efficiently and effectively! Just start randomly dancing and even if its amazing.. the best ever.. If you’re behind a tree no one will ever see you! How do you make sure people see you? That’s where digital strategy management comes in!
Malala Yousafzai is an amazing person whose compassion, wisdom, courage, and kindness shine through in her address to the United Nations on July 12, 2013. A powerful and moving message. Check out the video and some highlights below. Full transcript available here.
“Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child’s bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the whole world because we ware all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.
Dear brothers and sisters, we must not forget that millions of people are suffering from poverty and injustice and ignorance. We must not forget that millions of children are out of their schools. We must not forget that our sisters and brothers are waiting for a bright, peaceful future.
So let us wage, so let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first. Thank you.”