Salmonella Dub

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Salmonella Dub is a Dub/Drum n Bass/Reggae/Roots band from Kaikoura, New Zealand. The band was formed in 1992 by Andrew Penman, David Deakins and Mark Tyler. The band has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Europe, including the UK and Ireland.[1]

History[edit]

The original Salmonella Dub line-up formed in 1992 in Christchurch, NZ.[2] They played their first gig in January 1993 at the Westport racecourse.[3] The 'Dubbies' have rightfully been called the pioneers and originators of a unique Pacific style of dub/drum ‘n’ bass/reggae/hip hop and groove-based rock, along with other influential 90s bands like Hallelujah Picassos, Nemesis Dub Systems, Unitone HiFi, and to some degree, Supergroove. Acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shapeshifter, Cornerstone Roots, Kora, and Trinity Roots as well as the new wave of Australian acts like Budspells, Rastawookie, King Tide, Red Eyes, and the likes, can all thank Salmonella Dub for breaking new ground, in an Australasian alternative music scene which was dominated through most of the 1990s by straight guitar rock, and electronic dance music.[2]

The group worked for some time with MC Tiki Taane, who began mixing their live sets in 1996, and later joined the band onstage to rap, sing, and play guitar.[4] After developing a profile with the band, Taane embarked on a solo career in 2007. Other guest or collaborative artists have included Paddy Free (of Pitch Black) who produced the most recent album release Freak Controller and performed with the band; and guests Whirimako Black, Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns and MC Mana. The band has also collaborated with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Hamish McKietch.

Recent touring entourage includes: Peter Wood, Antsmif, Jason Young (audio), Steve Jarden (lighting); guest performers Paul Buchanan (the Mighty Asterix).

In February 2008, Salmonella Dub and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra collaborated for the Feel The Seasons Change tour of New Zealand with shows performed in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson. The Feel The Seasons Change project combined Salmonella Dub’s contemporary music and production values with elements of the Maori language, the ancient arts of taonga puoro (traditional Maori instruments) and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's classical music tradition.[5]

"United by background images of our geography and history, the omnipresent birdsong of Richard Nunns on traditional Maori instruments, and the outstanding vocals of jazz-blues singer Whirimako Black, the collaboration was certainly intriguing if for its sheer scale. Between songs, conductor Hamish McKeich was careful not to trip over his players, squeezed on to two-thirds of the stage; Salmonella Dub looked oddly well-behaved and vulnerable standing next to them."[6]

At the New Zealand Radio Awards in 2009 Radio New Zealand became the first non commercial radio to win the Supreme Award including Best Technical Production, Studio or Outside Broadcast Recording with Feel the Seasons Change – Live with the NZSO.[7]

The band will release the single Same Home Town in 2013 in honour of their 20th birthday. The single is dedicated to the Dux de Lux, the early Christchurch venue for the band.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
NZ [8]
1994 Salmonella Dub
1997 Calming of the Drunken Monkey
  • Released: 6 November 1997
  • Label: EMI
1999 Killervision
  • Released: 13 May 1999
  • Label: EMI
7
2001 Inside the Dub Plates
  • Released: 10 August 2001
  • Label: EMI
1
2002 Outside the Dub Plates
  • Label: EMI
14
2004 Salmonella Dub
  • Rerelease
  • Released: 23 March 2004
  • Label: EMI
One Drop East
  • Released: 25 November 2004
  • Label: EMI
1
Mercy
  • Released: 25 November 2004
  • Label: EMI
35
2007 Heal Me

* Released: 3 September 2007

  • Label: EMI
2
2009 Freak Controller
  • Released: 20 November 2009
  • Label: EMI
26
2010 Freak Controller Madness release
  • Released: 18 October 2010
  • Label: EMI

EPs[edit]

Year Details
1995 Dub Tomfoolery
  • Label: EMI
1996 THC Winter
  • Label: EMI
2000 Dub Tomfoolery
  • Release date: 23 March 2000
  • Label: EMI
Colonial Dubs
  • Release date: 16 October 2000
  • Label: EMI
2009 Freak Local
  • Release date: 29 June 2009
  • Label: EMI
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Date of Release Title Label Charted [9] Country Catalog Number
Live Albums
22 September 2008 Feel the Seasons Change – Live with the NZSO Virgin Records
19
-
Remix Albums
28 March 2006 Remixes and Radio Cuts EMI
34
-

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ [8]
1998 "Loletta" Calming of the Drunken Monkey
1999 "For the Love of It" 12 Killervision
"Drifting"
"Johnny" 34
2001 "Love Your Ways" 11 Inside the Dub Plates
"Problems"
"Push On Thru"
"Tha Bromley East Roller"
2003 "Nu Steppa" One Drop East
2004 "Dancehall Girl" 34
2007 "Love Sunshine and Happiness" Heal Me
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Contributions[edit]

They also have a track on the Dub Conspiracy album titled Rall0, which features Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns.

Tiki also has a track on the same album titled Dub Soldier.

DVDs[edit]

Date of release Title Label Certification
2003 Salmonella Dub DVD EMI -

Performance visuals and production[edit]

Salmonella Dub performances are often accompanied with live or pre produced video.

Visual content was provided by Tim Budgen of WarpTV.[10] A live 45 minute mix of the visuals was included in their 2003 DVD.

Recent Vision Provision and Production has been developed and presented by Creative Director JoFF Rae of ARTIVIST : creative in unique produced installations.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salmonella Dub - History
  2. ^ a b EMI Music - from the Salmonella Dub EPK
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Vicki (26 July 2013). "Salmonella Dub". Go, The Press (Christchurch). pp. 8–9. 
  4. ^ TikiDub Productions - Biography
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Rebecca Barry Hill (4 February 2008). "Salmonella Dub and NZSO at Aotea Centre". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Radio New Zealand Wins Supreme Award". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "SALMONELLA DUB IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 22 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "New Zealand album charts". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  10. ^ WarpTV
  11. ^ "diagnosis: Salmonella Dub endemic confirmed… the 2nd opinion. « ARTIVIST | creative by any means necessary!". Artivistcreative.wordpress.com. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 

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