Originally from Saint-Etienne in France's industrial heartland, Dub Inc fuse classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. They create an intoxicating musical hybrid with highly charged and socially conscious songs which have earned them cult status in their native France and beyond.
Charismatic lead singers Hakim "Bouchkour" Meridja and Aurelien "Komlan" Zohou sing in English, French and Kabyle (a Berber language native to Algeria). Backed by deep rolling bass (Moritz Von Korff), keyboards (Frédéric Peyron and Idir Derdiche), guitar (Jérémie Grégeois) and drums (Grégory "Zigo" Mavridorakis), Bouchkour and Komlan convey strong positive messages through their striking vocals creating music with a truly universal appeal. Since forming in 1997, Dub Inc have produced six studio albums, two EP's and two live albums.
The band's fourth full-length effort, 2010's Hors Contrôle, was met with both critical and commercial acclaim and like its predecessor was chosen as Best French Reggae Album in the 2010 Web Reggae Awards. The fully realized 15-track affair featured notable guest appearances by Tarrus Riley, Jimmy Oihid and Amazigh Kateb and led to an international tour that lasted nearly two years.