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Surya Dub

The legendary Surya Dub party has become one the best monthlies in San Francisco, hailed the "Best Club Night" by SF Weekly and "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass" by SF Bay Guardian. Surya Dub is the next level in Global Dubwize Vibes and Dread Bass Culture. On a mission to unite all dubwize communities from Roots Reggae to Dubstep and Ragga to Dread Bass, South Asian and Global Bass Beats and Drum'n'Bass to Bhangra and Glitch, Surya Dub is recognized as one of the most innovative and ground-breaking nights in the country.

Surya Dub wins 2008 SF Bay Guardian
Best of the Bay for

BEST AMBASSADORS OF DREAD BASS

The Surya Dub crew continue to pave the way for new styles and sounds and along the way get a newly created section in the BoB.. Super thanks to our fans and supporters round the world for this! Here's what the Guardian says...

"That cracked and funky dubstep sound surged through Clubland's speakers last year, an irresistible combination of breakbeats energy, dub wooziness, sly grime, intel glitch, and ragga relaxation. Many parties took the sound into uncharted waters, infusing it with hip-hop hooks, Bollywood extravaganza, roots rock swing, or "world music" folksiness. But only one included all those variations simultaneously, while pumping local and international live acts, fierce visuals, multimedia blowouts, and an ever-smiling crowd of rainbow-flavored fans: Surya Dub, a monthly lowdown hoedown at Club Six. The Surya crew, including perennial Bay favorites DJ Maneesh the Twister and Jimmy Love, and wondrous up-and-comers like Kush Arora, Kid Kameleon, DJ Amar, Ripley, and MC Daddy Frank on the mic, describes its ass-thumping sound as "dread bass," which moves beyond wordy genre description into a cosmic territory the rumble in your eardrums can surely attest to. Surya Dub keeps it in the community, too, helping to promote a growing network of citywide dubstep events and spreading their dread bass gospel with parties in India."

ARTISTS


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Maneesh the Twister (Surya Dub / Dub Mission / Dhamaal)

Maneesh the Twister is founder of Surya Dub, the Ambassadors of Dread Bass Culture. He was also co-founder of the Dhamaal Artist Collective. Maneesh was voted the Best Club DJ of San Francisco by the SF Bay Guardian! His productions appear on Dhamaal's debut Dhamaal Soundsystem CD which entered the I-tunes top 20 Electronic charts and also on Dhamaal's Transition EP under the moniker Echotwist with production partner Jethro. Also his track "Frankie's Next Move" appeared on XBOX 360 game "Project Gotham" and SONY BMG India's Shamur compilation! He also has tracks on Kush Arora’s “Dub Elements,” “FromBrooklyn to SF” and “Boiling Over” releases.

Maneesh has quite varied tastes and spins dub reggae, dubstep, breakbeat, drum’n’bass, dancehall, glitch hop, bhangra, and anything with BASS. Being heavily influenced by dub reggae, he is also a resident of the longest running weekly dub & roots night in the United States, Dub Mission, which is 12+ years and dubbing! He also held international residencies in Mumbai and Bangkok at Bed Supperclub in Thailand. In addition to his club jocking, Maneesh has been rinsing the airwaves from KNNC in Austin, TX to KUSF in SF. Maneesh toured India and the UK and rocked over 3000 folks on Baga Beach in Goa at the VH1 New year's eve party! Maneesh has shared the stage with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Thievery Corporation, François K, Smith & Mighty, Nickodemus, Kode 9, Badmarsh & Shri, State of Bengal, The Bug, Warrior Queen, Flying Lotus, DJ Hatcha, dj/rupture, Karsh Kale, Headhunter, Dub Gabriel, 2562, Adrian Sherwood (On-U sound), Bobby & Nihal, MIDIval PunditZ, Dum Dum Project, Cheb I Sabbah, MRK 1, J Boogie, Navdeep, Z-Trip, Solomonic Sound (Rob Paine), Badawi, Dub Gabriel, Dan the Automator & the legendary Jamaican producer, Scientist.

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Kush Arora (Surya Dub / KAP / RecordLabelRecords)

Kush Arora was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has had a lifetime of exposure and involvement in underground music. His current blend of dread bass, bhangradancehall, and dubstep,is only one of the many incarnations he has had as an artist. He started his visions as a metal/punk drummer also producing experimental, industrial, and twisted incarnations of dance music in his group Involution. He has worked with vocalists like Warrior Queen, Juakali, N4SA, Mc Zulu, and Sukh, putting out 5 CDs and two vinyl releases (including the recent "Dread Bass Chronciles" and "Dub Elements: Ocean" on color vinyl) and has remained an active live performer in the Bay Area and beyond. Kush and the Surya Dub crew have performed with the likes of Thievery Corporation, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Dr. Israel, Pinch, and won two awards for best club night in San Francisco. His riddims have been featured on BBC 1, Pitchfork and, URB, and charting on the CMJ charts.

Check out Kush Arora's website!

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Kid Kameleon (Surya Dub / XLR8R / SF)

Kid Kameleon has been mixing, mashing, and maximizing bass genres for over 10 years, ever since he got his start with DJ Spooky and the Soundlab collective in New York in the late 90s. A champion of outsider music styles and eclectic mixing techniques rooted in a core of hip-hop, jungle, and dub, these days the Kid’s sets take in ever-widening genres from breakcore to b-more, dubstep to dancehall, club, pop and even rock. He’s proudly performed in over two dozen countries, from Canada to Estonia, and has shared the stage with Kool Herc, U-Roy, Asian Dub Foundation, Alec Empire, Squarepusher, Dizzee Rascal, The Bug and Warrior Queen, Vex’d, Plastician, Flying Lotus, Kid 606, Maga Bo, Ghislain Poirier, Daddy Freddy, Drop The Lime, Mathhead, Flosstradamus. DJ C, WayneandWax, and Ripley, just to name a few. As a staff writer for XLR8R magazine, both his interviews and monthly column “Basic Needs” take readers to the furthest extremes electronic dance music, as do the numerous mixes he’s made for Shockout, Mashit, and dozens of other sites. He’s also a founder of San Francisco’s eclectic club night Surya Dub at Club Six, which won SF Weekly’s Best Club Night award in 2007 and the SF Bay Guardian’s “Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass” in 2008. As a blogger and scholar, his work ranges from measuring the social interactions of online networks to the implications of file-sharing on music business models, and he has worked with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Eff.org) to assess the laws and policies that affect the connection between creative communities and technology. Ultimately, his eclectic sets have bar tenders dancing on their own bars, and put smiles on faces of all types of club goers.

Check out Kid Kameleon's website!
Check out Kid Kameleon's MySpace page!

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Jimmy Love (Surya Dub / Non Stop Bhangra)

Jimmy Love, founder of San Francisco's legendary Non Stop Bhangra nights and resident of Best Club night Surya Dub, has been rocking San Francisco with his unique blend of world and hip hop mixes for years. A true lover of funky beats, Jimmy Love's remixes have been featured everywhere from the BBC Asian network to NYC's finest The Rub's remix wall.
> Having played along side some of the biggest world DJ's around, he has also opened for superstar acts like Anoushka Shankar, Michael Franti and Ziggy Marley with his Non Stop Bhangra Collective live sets. A rising star from San Francisco, his hope is to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western dance floors all over the world.

Check out the Non Stop Bhangra website!
Check out Jimmy Love's MySpace page!
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DJ Amar (Surya Dub / Electric Vardo / Shadow Dance / Non Stop Bhangra)
Amar is amongst a handful of local DJs whose taste cuts a path through an abundance of musical selections and leads dancefloors into a hypnotic sway. In this instance the muse is a masala that brews sounds from the Middle East and Balkans with rhythms of the Asian underground and electric Brazilian vibes. Whether its breaks, bhangra, dubstep, drum & bass or downtempo the global nature of Amar's sets bridges a multi-culti span from the world to the Bay Area.
As a DJ and promoter, he has collaborated and shared the stage with some of the Bay Area's & world's most innovative Musicians, DJs and dance troupes including DJ Dragonfly, DJ Sep, Dr. Israel, Freyja, Maneesh the Twister, Cheb i Sabbah, The Indigo, Sharon Kihara, Zoe Jakes & Beats Antique, Urban Tribal, Kush Arora, Ariellah, SooozhyQ, Dub Gabriel, Dhol Rhythms, Lorin, Nitin Sawhney, Unmata, Ansuya, Lady Ra & Beats without Borders, Third Eye Tribe, DJ Layla, Karsh Kale, FatChanceBellyDance, Janaka, State of Bengal, Dr Das & Ramjac, Jimmy Love, Frederique, Rachel Brice, Kami Liddle, Glitch Mob and others.
Producer and resident of the bay area's Global Gypsy night ELECTRIC VARDO, Amar regularly performs at SFs hottest venues including Club Six, DNA Lounge, Nickie's, 1015 Folsom, Temple, Amnesia, Mighty, Elbo Room and Rickshaw Stop with Dhamaal, Nonstop Bhangra, Surya Dub, Worldly, Opel, Dance Jam, Triple Power, & the Groove Garden plus other ongoing and special events & festivals in CA, Oregon, NYC, Washington, DC, Hawaii, Canada & beyond. Amar hosts bay area local events Hip'n'Bass, Shadowdance and Tribal Nights.

Check it out: Solunamar
Check it out: Electric Vardo
Check out DJ Amar's DJ mix!

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DJ Ripley (SF/Oakland - Surya Dub)

Now disturbing San Francisco, California, by way of Australia and Jamaica since 1996 Ripley has careened through 17 countries with no sign of stopping, causing total dance mayhem at events from Berlin to Boston to Bristol to Brussels to Brisbane, Riga to Rotterdam to Rennes, Halle to Helsinki, Cambridge to Kansas City, Scezczin to San Francisco, Tallinn to Toronto, Linz to London, Paris to Prague, Melbourne to Mexico City. Ripley's wreckstep raggaphonics slice through genres of street bass, dubstep, baltimore club music, UK garage, kuduru, hiphop, jungle, dancehall, breakcore, d'n'b, glitched-out breaks, juke, baile funk, bhangra and dub, sprouting new life on the dancefloor. On sunny afternoons, Ripley spins rocksteady. Ripley's been voted "Best Dance DJ 2009" by the Sf Bay Guardian Readers' poll, and her monthly Surya Dub won "Best Club Night 2008" in the same poll, and one year later the Guardian named Surya Dub "Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass." .

Check out DJ Ripley on Blogspot!
Check out DJ Ripley on MySpace!

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J. Rogers (San Francisco - Blipswitch / Surya Dub / Deeper)

J.Rogers brings together a wealth of musical experience and styles with his unique sound. As a graduate of music studies in composition, conducting, and piano with a life-long obsession for the production and performance of electronic/dance music, he injects a strong grasp of advanced musical technique into his diverse sets of dubstep, minimal/techno, tech house, and everything in between. His recent Ableton sets feature rapid-fire transitioning, layering, and sample-dropping across a wide-ranging assortment of sounds. J.Rogers' productions are no different as he releases track after track of genre-bending originals and remixes, supported by the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Dubfire, Headhunter, Laurent Garnier, DZ, Stacey Pullen, XI, Paco Osuna, and many more. He stays busy as a member of the Surya Dub crew, co-founder of San Francisco's Blipswitch.net online community, and labelhead of the Blipswitch Digital record label. One to watch out for in the years to come.

Check out J. Rogers on Facebook!
Check out J. Rogers on MySpace!

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Contact VJs

Contact VJs are a bit chomping duo from California. They bring light to the sound by pirating, remixing, artisting and scavenging thrilling multimedia for dance and standing-still performances alike. Your reality is already HALF video hallucination. If you're not careful, it will become TOTAL hallucination.


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Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Awards

Dhamaal Collective Editors Pick Best of the Bay 2003

Dhamaal Soundsystem Winner Best Electronic Act 2004

Club Six Winner Best Dance Club 2004

Dub Mission Winner Best Dub Club (Maneesh the Twister – resident selector)

Maneesh the Twister Clubby Award for Best Reggae DJ 1999

Click here to check the feature on Surya Dub in the SF Weekly!

Previous Surya Dub Guest Artists

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BAY AREA GUESTS:   THE BUG LAZER SWORD DJ SANTERO WARRIOR QUEEN EPROM ROBERT RANKIN & SPLIFF SKANKIN FLYING LOTUS LUDDUB J BOOGIE MAGA BO IVIER DJ ZITA MALA (of DIGITAL MYSTIKZ) JAH YZER SUBTEK GAS LAMP KILLER IRIE DOLE SELECTOR DUB U 2562 DJ DRAGONFLY BREAKBEAT BUDDHA DJ RUPTURE GREEN B DOV MONKEYTEK DANEEKA RIPPLE SUB SWARA FFLOOD DJUNYA DHRUVA ESKMO JUJU SHARMAJI COOP D'VILLE ROOMATE DJ C SEARCHL1TE MATTY G DAVE Q VANKA ROOTS AND WIRES UMOJA SOUND SYSTEM MISS HAZE DJ G LADY RA B-LOVE LUKEINO SOULSALAAM DUB GABRIEL AXIOM MC JUAKALI RIBOTTO ANTISERUM BADAWI ADVANCE SAM SUPA JASON MUNDO RAS GILBERT NICK ARGON ZULU BERSA DISCOS IVRY ZEBBLER DJ SEP EMCEE CHILD HEADHUNTER STEPWISE TOMMY LEXXUS DJ COLLAGE DJ ARSON  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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