For nearly two decades Dubtribe Sound System, comprised of husband and wife team Sunshine and Moonbeam Jones, gathered friends and family together and traversed the planet performing house music live for millions of people.
Allied with sit-in artists, percussionists, poets, painters, singers, and other musicians, Dubtribe brought the idea that anything is possible, and that anyone can rise up and create art, political protest, and personal expression in the environment of DJ culture, rave, and night club or warehouse with a few simple devices and fire in your heart.
They arrived at a time when the world was in turmoil, the rave was a new idea which empowered people to gather and dance. Few followed the example set by Dubtribe, but many people were inspired to find their own road.
Many friends and family were in attendance when Dubtribe Sound System performed their final live concert at Cielo, in New York City on December 1st, 2005. It was the perfect ending to a wonderfully independent, situationist, and punk rock road far too few people choose to travel with the passion and love that Sunshine and Moonbeam have... but it was not their last.
A new generation of music fans are (re)discovering the act with the resurgent interest in nu disco and classic house resonates with the independent music fans. Such artists as DFA's Juan Maclean pay homage to the act in his wildly popular single 'Happy House' which recreates much of Dubtribe's 'Do It Now'.
Dubtribe look forward to performing for old friends and new fans by saying:
May the beach always appear before you as the most beautiful dance floor in the world. Open up your mind, open up your heart, open up your hands, open up your mouth, open up your life, and set your spirit free.
Candice B. needs no introduction. For years she has graced Asheville’s finest dance floors with her sultry blend of garage, house, 2-step and anything with a sexy umph. Her sets are never to be missed...Candice is always sure to bring a huge smile to your face as she makes getting to a show early a HUGE priority!
Josh Naster - special electro set
A native of Chicago, IL (born in IL May 3, 1979), and an original member of the M.I.A. Collective, Naster now resides in Asheville. Starting at age 17 with a jump-up style at a well-known teen club in his hometown called Generations, he was discovered there by Smog Owner and President: Andrew Best. Coupled with quick success and an accelerated work ethic, he helped the production and artist management crew Eclectic Grooves achieve success.... keep your eyes to the skies, and take a glance at one of Asheville's falling stars.
Live painting provided by Dave McDermott & Carolina Lebar!
Decorations by Kat.
*a synchronistic event
June 4th, 2011 9:30pm-2:30am
112 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801