Dub Rockers Vol. 1 - Various Artists on LP
VP Records and Vans joined forces on the groundbreaking 2013 compilation Dub Rockers Vol. 1 that merged U.S. and European top reggae acts with Jamaica's leading artists. Collaborations include Slightly Stoopid, Inner Circle & Capleton, Bad Brains & Angelo Moore of Fishbone, SOJA & Gentleman, Rebelution & I-Wayne, Alborosie, Natty & Busy Signal, and John Brown's Body & Peetah Morgan.
H.R. of Bad Brains and Angelo Moore of Fishbone collaborate regularly on film and at events, but "Ragga Dub" is the first official song they have recorded for release. This historic collaboration between two American architects of ska reggae's merge with punk rock music was produced by Bad Brains' Darryl Jenifer and Gary "Dr. Know" Miller as well as Neil Robertson and remixed by Miguel aka Perro Bravo (an original producer and performer for Sublime).
Today, reggae music continues to thrive with a set of new acts who have brought the genre full circle. However, unlike in decades past, this evolution is not emanating exclusively from Jamaica. With our 21st century access to technology, reggae has become a global community, and new styles can emerge from all corners of the globe. In almost every sub-genre of reggae music, there is a foreign artist who is making a significant impact. Dub Rockers Vol. 1 is a recognition of this reality, and has been a unification process for the community at large. This album is intended to break down barriers and cross borders.