Global sensation Dub Sutra reveals “All is Love is All,” the long-awaited second volume of sultry downtempo beats for moving meditation. Their new album, much like their first, takes listeners on a sound healing journey of deep dub bass, mellow break beats, vocal harmonies, and riveting poetry delivered by an amazing cast including: Dr. Maya Angelou, flautist JM Aladeen, Native American poet Tiger Moon, raga vocalist Priya Dipeeka and dub poet Ian Muir.
Fulfilling a long-time dream, Dub Sutra had the honor of working with the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou on a song titled, “Maya’s Dance”. The excerpts utilized for the song are from “Still I Rise”, a powerful poetic verse about transcending judgment and fear. Laced into a choir of deep electro bass and grinding synths at a slow dub pace, “Maya’s Dance” is a unique blend of ultra-modern instruments playing an old dub style of music that lends itself perfectly to the deep and powerful words of Dr. Angelou.
With the current events surrounding the human right to water and the desecration of sacred lands by corporations, Dub Sutra was highly inspired to work with Native American activist and poet Tiger Moon on a track called “Water is Life”. With music and sacred spoken word, “Water is Life” is a message to the generations of the future to help protect the sacred. Set to a slow breakbeat with heavy bass, “Water is Life” uses samples from Tiger Moon’s poem to deliver a spirit message from the Earth and our ancestors, opening with the powerful line, “I am a reason, a purpose, the voice of a thousand generations”. The members of Dub Sutra have also decided to make the use rights for the track, “Water is Life”, available free of charge to any artists wanting music for art projects related to the sacred nature of water and land, or the protesting of the DAPL.
For the song “Breathe with Me”, Dub Sutra brought along the dynamic raga vocalist Priya Dipeeka with her spirit-soothing original poem. Balancing a perfect blend of ancient style and modern technological music-making, “Breathe with Me” incorporates the traditional sounds of tabla drumming and raga vocals with new-school drum kit samples and synthesizer sequencing to create a unique song with a healing message, “No need to say a word, just breathe with me.”
International yoga sensation and Rasta poet, Ian Muir, has also joined Dub Sutra on this album for a collaboration of poetry and electro-dub called, “Bow to You”. This track is a dark and spacey homage to the original dub poetry of the 60’s and 70’s set to modern electro instruments and a heavy wahwah bass that vibrates deep into your soul. The poem, “Bow to You,” is a short devotional piece written by Muir to invoke the spirit of thanks and humility in the presence of the Divine Mother. An excerpt from the poem reads, “To this, Divine Mother in these different manifestations, I bow to You.”
“Sound can be medicine, or it can be poison. The purpose of our music is to produce a soundscape that is infusing electronica with positive poetic mantras and live instruments, in a mix that is specifically designed using the principles of sound therapy as the platform,” explains producer Chris Proud, who has been studying sound’s effect on psyche and physiology for over 20 years.
These songs and others join to create a healing journey of sound that is excellent for a multitude of soothing and peaceful activities. Dub Sutra’s music is a mural of sound healing science, something that every member of Dub Sutra takes very seriously.
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