East London based Dubateers has and continues to produce some of the heaviest UK Dub and Reggae music to have ever hit the streets. Dubateers firmly holding to their foundations as an ‘Underground Sound’ outfit, based on original rastafarian values. Dub fans since 1994 they launched in 2004 their releases which have become huge anthems for many of the UK’s greatest sound systems, both release music and dubplate, often unadvertised or without name or reference in sessions. First emerging from Dougie Wardrop’s ‘Conscious Sounds’ studio’s Dubateers firmly and quickly established themselves as an exciting UK Dub outfit. The original crew known as ‘The Dubateers’ was made up of ‘Nick Dubateers’ (Owner/Selector/Operator/Producer), Ian ‘Jah Waggys’ (Selector/BoxMan) & Glen ‘Vibesmaster’ (Selector/Sound Tech).
With a reputable record label, groundbreaking new styles of music, remixes from the likes of The Disciples, Bush Chemists, to dubstep legend Skream, Dubateers have inspired a completely new generation of dub producers and sound systems. Fueled not only by their prolific vinyl anthem releases, Dubateers spent a large part of their early years playing with all the major uk sound systems and establishing one of the UK’s most known specialist underground dub clubs ‘The Dub Bunker’. Their unique lively ‘freestyle’ approach with selector and multiple singers and dj’s, LIVE pre amp mixing, new style production techniques, Dubateers challenges the definition of UK Dub, its production, and the sound generated LIVE in the dancehall.
To date Dubateers has sold tens of thousands of the troubled vinyl format and continues to uphold the traditions of UK Dub against all odds. Performances have been regularly made by Dubateers across most european destinations, on many occasions, in their busy schedule of home and abroad sessions, both advertised and underground. Dubateers have performed alongside many, if not most, of the major reggae acts and played to crowds in excess of 100,000! gaining valuable experience as a serious dub act.
A history of a decade of well known prolific releases of multiple albums and singles totalling in the region of 100+ singles, and having worked with an array of unknown and known artists, Dubateers have set themselves up for a long future in dub and reggae music, with a solid foundation. Although now solely run as a completely independent outfit by original founder ‘Nick Dubateers’, Dubateers have been very busy for the last 2 years(2012-2014) rebuilding a new studio to further many new production techniques for a planned prolific release period in the near future…..