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Dubmatix is a Canadian reggae and electronic music artist and producer based in Toronto, Ontario. He has won a number of Juno Awards.

Early life[edit]

Dubmatix was born Jesse E. King. He is the son of jazz keyboardist Bill King.[1] He played drums as a child, studied guitar and piano, and played bass in his high school orchestra.


King took on the name Dubmatix and began performing and recording electronic and reggae music. By 2004 he had released an album of electronic dub music,[1] and a remix, "Jen-ee-rocka".[2] In 2007 he released a second album, Atomic Subsonic,[3]

The Dubmatix album Gonna Be Alright, with Prince Blanco, was named Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards.[4][5] Shortly after, he released an album, System Shakedown,[6] which appeared on the !Earshot National Top 50 Chart in late 2010.[7]

His album Seeds of Love and Life was nominated as Reggae Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.[8]

Dubmatix contributed a track to Jay Douglas' Lovers Paradise album.[9] In 2018 he collaborated with Sly & Robbie to record a CD, Overdubbed, which was released through the Echo Beach label.[10] At the Juno Awards of 2019, Overdubbed won the [Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Dubmatix Champion Sound Clash". Exclaim!m By David Dacks. Aug 01, 2004
  2. ^ The Beat. Vol. 24. Bongo Productions. 2005. p. 54.
  3. ^ : Dubmatix (06-2007)". MOWNO, interview by Cecile Gayrard, 17 June 2007
  4. ^ "Exco Levi goes for number five". Jamaica Observer, By Kevin Jackson, February 02, 2016
  5. ^ "Sneak Peek: In the winner's circle at the Junos". Vancouver Observer, Amalia Nickel Kei Baritugo . Apr 18th, 2010
  6. ^ "Dubmatix System Shakedown". Exclaim!. By David Dacks, Aug 17, 2010
  7. ^ "The National Top 50 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, October 26, 2010". !Earshot.
  8. ^ "Bleaching Shop scores for Exco Levi". Jamaica Observer, BY HOWARD CAMPBELL, March 04, 2012
  9. ^ "Juno Nominee & Canadian Reggae Legend Jay Douglas Releases New Album LOVERS PARADISE". Broadway World, May. 21, 2018
  10. ^ "Review: SLY & ROBBIE MEET DUBMATIX: Overdubbed". Ox-Fanzine issue #136 February/March 2018. by Thomas Neumann
  11. ^ "Junos 2019: the complete list of winners". CBC Music, March 16, 2019.