Dubska ADD


Dubska was founded in Bydgoszcz in 1999. Inititially the band's music was nearly devoid of vocal parts and there were jazzed up wind instruments at the fore. The music that was composed in the initial stages of the band's activity was inspired by reggae and ska music with numerous dub music elements. A few years later the band gained vocalists – Marcin Muszyński (in 2003) and Dymitr Czabański (in 2004). That made Dubska turn to composing songs.
The first official album titled Dubska was released in 2005. Back then it was one of the best debuts on the Polish reggae scene, which was confirmed in the annual vote of the Free Colours magazine – the only Polish mag entirely dedicated to reggae music. In 2005, Dubska were selected from among the finalists in the 3 following categories:
-Best Polish Album
-Greatest Hope of Polish Music
-Best Polish Debut Album
After releasing the debut album the band was invited to many major festivals such as Afryka in Toruń, the Ostróda Reggae Festival, The Winter Reggae in Gliwice, The Gorzyce Reggae Festival, Reggae at Piaski in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Reggae on the Warta in Gorzów Wielkopolski as well as The Przystanek Woodstock Festival. Since that time Dubska have regularly been performing at the above mentioned and other festivals.
As early as 1 year following the debut the second album came out – Avokado, which reinforced the band's status on the reggae scene and ensured the band's greater popularity. Songs from Avokado were on many radio stations across Poland, also on the major Polish Radio Channels: Channels 1, 3 and 4. The title song Avokado was in the pop charts of Channel 3 of the Polish Radio– the most prestigious and representative charts for Polish music. Apart from the song Avokado, the songs Johny and Życie na ulicy also became popular on the radio.
In 2007, most surprisingly, Gerbert Morales (half Cuban and half Russian), lead singer and founder of the legendary Moscow reggae band Jah Division, enters cooperation with Dubska. What spurs the collaboration is the invitation to the Przystanek Woodstock Festival in 2007, where the Polish-Russian project performed as one of the major stars of the festival. The chemistry that was sparked up between the musicians was so strong that after joining forces in concerts work on a joint album followed. Thus the Dubska Division album was recorded and came out in 2008. All the songs on the record were sung in the Russian language. The album package came with a documentary film on the history of the project. So far, the album has been the only Polish-Russian musical project of this type.
After the Dubska Division album had been released, the musicians yet again performed together at festivals and clubs across Poland and Russia.
Following this unforgettable Russian adventure Dubska began working on the material for their own new album which was published in 2010. The album was titled Loko-Loko and was considered by music critics as one of the most interesting Polish reggae albums of 2010. The songs that gained most popularity were Mama, Biały-Czarny and the title Loko-Loko. The Loko-Loko album is the most eclectic among the band's LPs and the music concerned is an exploration of reggae music, ska music, blues, accoustic ballad and disco, yet still with reggae as the dominant force.
In 2012 Dubska gave a few special concerts along with Gerbert Morales and began recording their new mini album, this time covering foreign songs coming from the previous decades of light music.
The whole story of the band being told here has been interlarded with numerous Dubska concerts at clubs and outdoor venues across Poland and abroad. The band has hundreds of nationwide concerts on their scorecard as well as performances in Greece, Russia, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
To Be Continued...