Wednesday 29th June 2016 (Public Holiday)
Pool Party 13:00-1:00
Fra Ben, Qawra
Entrance: €10 Presale / €15 at the door
Lineup: Dub Dynasty feat. Cian Finn & Alpha Steppa, Earthrocker, Bass Culture Crew, Lion Black, Salted Dread
Powered by Island Rockers Sound System
Sponsored by: Corona & Ziggi Rolling Papers
Supported by: Fredy’s Diner, Ċekċik – Ethnic & Vintage Bazaar, Zion Reggae Bar, BONGO NYAH, Fresh Direct, The Tat Shack, Multiman, Dragana Rankovic Photography, Panda Design
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Dub Dynasty represent the collaborative works of Alpha Steppa And Alpha & Omega. Dub Dynasty’s debut 2013 album received critical acclaim, the second instalment of the dynastic journey is due to land in spring 2014.
“Global Rootical Power – Regular readers will know we are supporters of globe-trotting producer Alpha Steppa – and this project, with his dad and aunt, aka UK roots ‘n’ dub veterans Alpha & Omega, makes him a serious player in the soundsystem world. Featuring vocalists from as far afield as Ireland and Korea over 11 tracks plus dub versions, these all feature 4/4 ‘steppers’ rhythyms, traditional digital dub instrumental sounds and subtle electronic ornaments, but mix perfectly into dubstep sets, their bass tones hitting as hard as any high-tech wobble. Add some history to your mix!”
8/10 – Mixmag
Hailing from the west of Ireland, Cian Finn is a vocalist and MC, inspired by the sounds of soul, blues and reggae. Currently working with some of the most respected acts in contemporary dub music, Cian has performed live with Mad Professor, Zion Train, Iration Steppas, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Dubwise, Cornerstone Roots, Dubkasm, and Radikal Guru. His vocal tracks have been remixed by Manasseh, RSD, Phaeleh, and Indigo.
Known for his vibrant onstage presence and impassioned voice, Cian’s shows voyage through reggae rhythms to bouncing dubstep, interspersed with soulful acapella moments. This is an artist rooted deeply in the Celtic spirit, his song writing is infused with insight and positivity, carrying forward the flame of conscious music.
The son and nephew of respected dub heavyweights Alpha & Omega, Alpha Steppa has been surrounded by soundsystem and dubplate culture from a young age. Now a talented producer in his own right, his productions connect the dots between the music which he has grown up around and the new generation of UK bass music of which he is a part. His dubbed out style draws upon the sounds of his musical heritage, filtered through an exploration of the newer sounds of dubstep.
“Obliteratingly heavy bass” Q Magazine