Dub Trio Uses:
“..mixing aggressive rock with dub reggae– isn’t new. Bad Brains were the first notable practitioners, inserting clean-toned dub between bouts of hardcore punk. Fugazi’s rhythm section had heavy dub influences. For the most part, though, these bands kept rock and dub separate. The innovation of Brooklyn’s Dub Trio is mixing them within songs– or more precisely, smashing them together.”
Dub Trio became the go-to live musicians for both Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom), and Hasidic Reggae Rap star Matisyahu’s live performances. Acting as band members in Patton’s Peeping Tom as well as working full time as Matisyahu’s touring band Dub Trio have opened for The Who at Madison Square Garden with Peeping Tom, and performed with Matisyahu at the 2010 Winter Olympics where Matisyahu’s song “One Day” was chosen as the theme for the Olympic winter games. The band has also made numerous public appearances with Matisyahu and Mike Patton including television performances on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Between tour dates, the band was able to play on and to produce studio sessions with a variety of artists – including a single mix of “One Day” by Matisyahu, and Matisyahu’s version of Elton John’s “Circle Of Life” for the Disney record “Disney Reggae Club.” Dub Trio has worked closely with Lady Gaga as her original show-casing band, as well as with 50 Cent and G-Unit, Mary J. Blige, Tupac Shakur, Yoko Ono, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine), Mos Def, Mobb Deep, and many more.