|Origin||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Genres||Ethio-Jazz, Reggae, Dub|
|Associated acts||Bahta Gerbrehiwot
|Website||Dub Colossus Artist Page|
|Members||Sintayehu 'Mimi' Zenebe
Dub Colossus are a band from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the UK. Their sound fuses traditional azmari music, ethio-jazz and dub, and reggae. It is the creation of Nick Page - aka Dubulah - who co-wrote, played on, programmed and produced 3 albums to date. It resulted from an invitation to visit and stay in Addis for two weeks by Dan Harper. Nick stayed with Dan and his family, and Dan introduced him to musicians he knew from his work on Invisible System, Dan's Ethiopian fusion project released on Harper Diabate Records. These musicians went on to become the core of Dub Colossus, including Mimi (Sintayehu Zenebe), Teremage Woretaw, Feleke Hailu, Tsedenis G-Marqos and Samuel Yirga. Without Dan's studio, spirit of resistance and hospitality, Nick would not have made the first Dub Colossus album, although most of the backing tracks were written in London before arrival in Addis so it unexpectedly became a solo project of Nick's.
Nick ran up major debts trying to finish the album and Dan took weeks off paid employment to house, feed and studio accommodate Nick so both performed this out of dedication. Dan Harper was an aid worker with his own financed and built studio in his home in Addis and he recorded just over half of Dub Colossus's first album with Nick in his Worm Hole Studio. He also recorded the successful Invisible System project with founding members of Dub Colossus
Nick began his career working with Mykaell Riley (Steel Pulse) and has since worked with a long list of notable artists. In 1990 he formed the group Transglobal Underground with Tim Whelan and Hammid Man-Tu. Nick produced, wrote, and played six albums with Transglobal, before leaving in 1997 to form Temple of Sound with Neil Sparkes.
Dub Colossus are signed to Real World Records and released their first album 'A Town Called Addis' in 2008. Their second album 'Addis Through The Looking Glass' was released in April 2011. A third album, Dub Me Tender vol 1+2, was released on Real World in February 2012. A green audiophile vinyl album "Dub Me Tender vol 1" was released on Yeka Sub City Records via Cadiz in September 2011.
- A Town Called Addis (2008, Real World Records)
- Addis Through The Looking Glass (2011, Real World Records)
- Dub Me Tender vol 1+2 (2012, Real World Records)
- Contributing artist