Some of the best dub style music comes from New Zealand. Dub is a derivative from drum and bass but has its roots in reggae. One of the most known d&b artist is Aphrodite. Dub music has been made popular by one of the most well known artists in its genre, namely Massive Attack but also more reggae influenced artists such as Mad Professor and Squeek-a-mouse. Some kiwi artists you should check out are:
Yesterday I’ve been to my first gig in Australia! The Metal band Alchemist held a live performance in their home town Canberra at the uni bar (ANU). There were 3 support acts so it took a while before the moment came, but then when Alchemist went on stage it was absolutely awesome! I took some sneaky pics too which are pretty good despite the poor lighting. Alchemist played some new tunes for their upcoming album Tripsis. I thought they sounded great so I can’t wait to check out the album when they release it in a months time. I heard about Alchemist via some friends and bought their latest album Austral Alien which I love because it has these Australian themes in it. The tracks Alchemist played from that album that night were First Contact and Great Southern Wasteland. Since i’m not too familiar yet with each track from other albums they played I wasnt sure what they were called. I’m sure they must have played one or two tracks from Lunasphere as well. I must remind myself to get some ear plugs next time though but overall i loved the music and the atmosphere. So here’s to more metal gigs!