Radikal Dub Kolektiv
Playin UK style dub in a live style RDK hail from Zagreb and bring a fresh new sound to the dub scene. They have their debut releases on Universal Egg in 2006 with the 'Brighter Future' 10" single and their 'Bass Matters' LP/CD release (WWLP/CD043)
The band say - the band was formed in 2002.and is based on d.i.y. underground ethics. It consists today of; Vanja – keys, Jadranko – guitar, Vrki – bass, Vedran – drums and Damir – sound.
On the first album (2004), we started to create a sound with our combination of dub, reggae, ska, punkrock and trance/ambient sounds. The material on ‘Bass Matters’ represents the beginning of an new era for the band, when we concentrated on playing and producing live, upbeat dub music. Even though some of these songs are already 2 years old, this is the first release of studio recordings of them, and we think they still contain new energy. Since our first album was released, we lost almost half of the band; due to maternity, personal issues, differing attitudes and death!
Despite all this we somehow managed to almost continually play shows including a couple of European tours, and a good number of one off shows.
We will be touring hard for the foreseeable future also.
Members of the Kolektiv were and still are involved in many different activities; such as playing with other bands (Abrakha-dub-r, Bijes zdravog razuma, Bilk, Drotweiler, Motus, Nula, Radikalna promjena, and others), music publishing and distribution through labels:like Humanita Nova, Zvuk Mocvare, and Kingston, party and event promotion
RDK SOUNDSYSTEM, also plays and composes music; playing with a live digital dub mix.
Alongside the music we all want and work for this world to be a better place. Yeah. Rispekt.
Discography so far (still available):
RADIKAL DUB KOLEKTIV s/t CD/MC/vinyl LP re-release soon
RADIKAL DUB KOLEKTIV rajcice dub/tomato jungle 7”
More info at www.radikaldubkolektiv.net