our score: 3.5 out of 5.0
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Moonbeam Jones, as the Dubtribe Sound System, have been spreading
their message of love, faith, and unity for the past six years.
Original in its genre, the sound is a mix of tribal house and
conventional electronic acts, Dubtribe Sound System is a live
band. Through a setup of various electronic instruments and a
helping of hollered lyrics, Sunshine provides most of the music.
Moonbeam adds flair and variation to the mix through manipulation
of textures, loops and delays. She also provides her full, sultry
singing voice on a few tracks. The music coheses with the addition
of various live instruments including strings, percussion, and
horns. In the end we have a beautiful mix which can be best described
as samba house.
This duo has
been spreading their message for years now, but Bryant Street
marks their introduction to the masses. Finally rising above underground,
indie-label status, their vibrant sound is available to everyone;
exactly who they wish to spread the message to.
taking what has been done, modifying it, and calling it their
own, Dubtribe has combined everything from the electronic revolution
and added their hearts and souls to the mix. Disco influences
are readily apparent, as are current electronic icons including
Fatboy Slim, Faithless, and
Brothers. Dubtribe's acceptance of these experts in the field,
combined with their own personal vision make this album marvelous.
the album, the message remains clear: live life to the max, never
lose faith, and above all - love. The music is tied emotionally
to the lyrics and in the instances where lyrics are absent, the
music speaks for itself.
Night" rotates around the chorus "You are beautiful / you are
perfect just the way you are." These lyrics, combined with a samba
break beat and a beautiful string solo, make this track one of
the highlights on the album.
Do You No Good" focuses on the pricelessness of love with hollered
lyrics of "You can buy anything you want / you can have all the
money in the world / but if you ain't got love child / it ain't
gonna do you no good."
Street may not be music to live by, but it is music to believe
liked Bryant Street...
Hasta Luego Mi Hermano
2. Samba Dub
3. No Puedo Estar Despierto
4. El Regalo De Amor
5. Wednesday Night
6. Feelin' Alright Now
8. Loneliness In Dub
9. Ain't Gonna Do You No Good
12. If You're Not Coming Back To Me