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Counteraction

Counteraction

We are an artist-run Dub record label based in Leicester (UK), currently releasing vinyl and some digital releases.
Supplying dubplates and exclusive tunes to the biggest sound systems in the UK such as Iration Steppas, Channel One, Jah Voice, Jah Tubby’s, Aba Shanti I and more, the music is spreading through the dance halls!

Very busy since the first release in 2007 there are currently 6 vinyl maxi singles (10″) out and a 7th one expected in the coming year (2014), and there have been many contributions to dub compilations across the UK and Europe..
We also run a weekly radio show (and occasional club-night) in the form of ‘United Nations Of Dub” on local community radio station DemonFM which is transmitted on the web as well as FM locally and uploaded weekly as a popular podcast on talawa.fr (Dub portal). As well as co-organising the worlds biggest indoor dub festival United Nations Of Dub Weekender in it’s second edition this year!

What We Do:

UK Dub and Roots Laptop and Live FX: DJ Set / Live PA / Stage Show
(The live stage show is a showcase of lively DUB music (slow deep tunes all the way to fast heavy late hour tunes).
with live vocals and mix by producer, singer and musician I-mitri)
and/or
UK Dub and Roots Full Live Band
(Live quintet dedicated to the sounds of UK dub! Sound system culture live on stage!)

The Roster Details/Bio’s:

I-mitri CounterAction
UK Dub and Roots Laptop and Live FX: DJ Set / Live PA / Stage Show
New and old Reggae/Dub from around Leicester and beyond..
Conscious Reggae Sound System Culture, Exclusives and Dubplate mixes from independent UK Dub n Roots producers, labels and sound systems such as Scoops (Vibronics), AMP Outernational, CounterAction Soundz, Nuff Powa, King Earthquake, Dubwise HiFi, Hytal Bosrah, Iration Steppas, Roots Tribe, Dubwise Productions and more.

CounterAction Band

UK Dub and Roots Live Band
The CounterAction band is a mulit-cultural UK Dub ‘n Roots quartet formed in 2010 to represent the Leicester Dub label CounterAction Soundz.

Fully dedicated to the sounds of conscious Dub and Roots, the CounterAction Band’s mission is to represent the vibes of heavy dub sound system culture live on stage! Fronted by I-mitri (Greece) on lead/backing vocals, live dub mix and percussion, the band members are: Citizen Baxter (Ireland) on bass, Pandacub (Wales+Cornwall) on drums, and Eli P (Dominica) on Keys+MPCs. When not drawing from the extensive CounterAction vaults for material the crew occasionally act as a backing band for artists like Askala Selassie, Jah Marnyah and Parvez (The Dub Factory) amongst others, and have hosted the monthly live Dub night “Recession Sessions” in Leicester. They have shared the stage with great sounds like Aba Shanti I and bands like the Blood Shanti Ites, the Splitters and Vibronics!

The Dub Factory

UK Dub legend Parvez (aka The Dub Factory) is also available for bookings alongside the DJ Set / Live PA / Stage Show as well as the Live Band performing tracks like “Some Of The Youths” and “Asian Rockers” amongst many other big tunes in his unique style!
“As a multi-talented musician and singer who is heavily influenced by such luminaries as Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Aswad and Steel Pulse, I created ‘The Dub Factory’. I created a number of fresh sounds which leaned more towards the ears of those heavily into roots reggae with no Indian influence whatsoever. But this was soon to change and the eastern flava was soon to play a major part in my passion of roots reggae music. My ‘OWN roots’ came through when I collaborated with the mighty Ram Shanker. Like ‘hand’ fits in ‘glove’, so too, did, the eastern introduction to roots reggae …hence the birth of qawali/reggae music. Taking my new born music on the road was a huge success, taking the headline act at the Sunplash in Germany and then onto tour the whole of Europe. They felt the same vibe as me, that the coalition of traditional qawali’s and reggae was a great concept. In 1999 Ishq Records, showcased ‘The Dub Factory’ in Miami, USA to a thunderous response. The Dub Factory has been touring ever since!”

I-Mitri

Based in Leicester I-mitri linked with dub legends Vibronics with whom he often gigs and records. Coming musically together with Richi Rootz in 2006 saw them founding the CounterAction Soundz label. He also fronts the CounterAction live band. He sings, mixes, produces and records percussion and drums for amongst others labels including CounterAction Soundz, London based Dub Providers (Nuff Powa), Greek label THC Records, Scoops Records and Roots Tribe. He’s voiced tunes for (most notably) Reality Shock, Rolling Lion, Bag-E/Unique Sounds, Pure Phase, Phaeleh, AMP, Vibronics, Biscuit Tin Sound System (BTSS/8755), Dubateers, Slimmah Sound and CounterAction Warriors. He’s had the opportunity to play sing and select on Jah Tubby’s, Irartion Steppas’ and King Earthquake’s and many other sound systems across Europe and his productions have been played by Jah Tubbys, Iration Steppas, Aba Shanti I, Channel One, Jah Voice and Hytal Bosrah amongst many others!

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Additional Info

  • Label :Counteraction
  • Email :info@counteractionsoundz.com
  • Website :www.counteractionsoundz.com

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