Dub Pistols

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Dub Pistols
OriginLondon, England
GenresBig beat, electronica, alternative hip hop, dub
Years active1996 (1996)–present
MembersBarry Ashworth
Seanie Tee
Jack Cowens
Andreas S Jensen
Dave Budgen
Tim Hutton
Bill Borez
Will Hensel
Dave Medland
John King

Dub Pistols are an English electronic music group founded by Barry Ashworth in 1996. The other members of the band were record producer and bassist Jason O'Bryan (1997–2010), Brooklyn producer and lyricist, T. K. Lawrence on vocals, guitarist John King, and DJ Stix / Steve Hunt. Guest songwriters and vocalists include Blade, James Dewes Sheffield (JMS), Rodney P and Terry Hall. In 2008 the band was joined by Jack Cowens on drums, and in 2011 guitar player and vocalist Andreas S Jensen.


The band's first singles were "There's Gonna Be a Riot" and "Best Got Better" in 1998. Their first album, Point Blank, came out the same year. Their albums Six Million Ways to Live and Y4K: Next Level Breaks were released in 2001.[1]

To date, they have released five studio albums as well as contributing to numerous film soundtracks, including Blade II, Bad Company, Piranha 3D and Mystery Men. They have also released a significant number of remixed tracks from other artists. The most notable of these include a remix of Ian Brown's "Dolphins Were Monkeys", Limp Bizkit's "My Way", The Crystal Method's "Do It", and Moby's "James Bond Theme".

Their third album, Speakers and Tweeters was released in 2007 through Sunday Best and features T. K. Lawrence, JMS, Blade, Rodney P and Terry Hall. Their fourth album Rum'n'Coke was released in May 2009. Their fifth album, "Return Of The Pistoleros", was released 1 June on Rob Da Bank’s label Sunday Best Recordings.

Video game soundtracks[edit]

Various Dub Pistols songs have been featured in video games. The song "Official Chemical", featuring vocals by JMS, Baqi Abdush-Shaheed and T. K. Lawrence was featured in the PlayStation 2 game FreQuency. The same song was also featured in the multi-platform game Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2. Their song "Cyclone", featuring T. K. Lawrence was featured in the multi-platform game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. The song "Soldiers", featuring Planet Asia was featured in Final Fight: Streetwise. "Running From The Thoughts", featuring T. K. Lawrence and Terry Hall was used in NBA Live 08 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09. The song "Gotta Learn" was featured in EA Sports' FIFA 99. And finally, the song "Open" was used in Dance Dance Revolution X for the PlayStation 2. The song "Architect" was featured on the multi-platform game Juiced.




  • "Cyclone" (1998) - UK #63
  • "Problem Is" (2003) - UK #66 (billed as Dub Pistols featuring Terry Hall)
  • "Back To Daylight" (2009)
  • "I'm In Love" (2009)[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography by John Bush". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 169. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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