Dub Trio

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Dub Trio
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Dub Trio at the Moers Festival 2017
Background information
OriginBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
GenresRock, punk rock, heavy metal, dub
Years active2000–present
LabelsIpecac Recordings, ROIR
MembersStu Brooks
DP Holmes
Joe Tomino

Dub Trio is a dub/rock cross-over band from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.


Dub Trio consists of bassist Stu Brooks, guitarist DP Holmes, and drummer Joe Tomino.[1] With the addition of electronic, rock, punk and heavy metal, the group pays homage to King Tubby's original dub style, while recreating studio trickery live on stage using various delay pedals, keyboards, and samplers.

While Tomino can add delay or loop effects to his own drums, each member of the band has the ability to "dub" the other via microphones on Tomino's kit running to delay effects on both Holmes' and Brooks' pedal boards.

In 2004, Dub Trio released the debut album, Exploring the Dangers Of.[2][3] Dub Trio's first recording with vocals, "We're Not Alone" with Mike Patton, was featured on both the group's New Heavy (2006) and on Peeping Tom's Peeping Tom (2006). The group also toured with Patton as his rhythm section during Peeping Tom's 2006 US tour.

The group appeared on the cover of Beyond Race Magazine's first issue in 2006.

In 2007, Dub Trio released a live album, Cool Out and Coexist, which was recorded live during two dates at Union Pool in Brooklyn.[4] In 2008, the group released an album, Another Sound Is Dying.[5]

Dub Trio opened for and toured with Matisyahu in 2009.

In 2010, Dub Trio released a 3-track EP, III. In 2011, the group released IV.

In February 2019, the band announced the release of their fifth album, The Shape of Dub to Come, which came out on April 26, 2019.[6]

Other work[edit]

Bassist Stu Brooks has recorded with 50 Cent, Tupac Shakur, Slick Rick, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Mobb Deep, Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill's upcoming album (2013). Brooks produced the upcoming Matisyahu record (2013). Drummer Joe Tomino toured with The Fugees. Guitarist DP Holmes can be heard on albums by Mos Def and Common. Drummer Joe Tomino was also a member of the now defunct supergroup Battle of Mice.


  • Stu Brooks - bass guitar
  • DP Holmes - guitar
  • Joe Tomino - drums


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Cool Out and Coexist (2007)


  • III (2010)


  • "Not Alone" (2006)
  • "VCO Dub" (2012)

Guest appearances[edit]



  1. ^ Halle, Karina (September 10, 2010). "Interview: Dub Trio". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  2. ^ D'Auria, Jonathan. "Exploring the Dangers of Dub Trio". The Grixer. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Missy (June 14, 2006). "Dub Trio". SuicideGirls. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Danielsen, Aarik (October 28, 2007). "Dub Trio: Cool Out and Coexist". PopMatters. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Ludwig, Jamie (March 14, 2008). "Interview: Dub Trio". Alarm. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Shteamer, Hank (2019-02-27). "Hear Dub Trio's Heavy, Trippy New Collaboration With Melvins' Buzz Osborne". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-03-26.

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