Sugahspank, Blend Mishkin, and the Greek reggae scene
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Sugahspank, Blend Mishkin, and the Greek reggae scene

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 21, 2021

George Mandas, aka Blend Mishkin, and Georgia Kalafati, aka Sugahspank, are two Athens-based musicians working on spreading a great message on top of addictive sounds. The duo is active since the mid-90s.

Tenor Youthman – All Right Then EP
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Tenor Youthman – All Right Then EP

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 24, 2021

The latest release of Tenor Youthman is signed for Dub Universe Records, an imprint of the Big Roba Sound System duo, Pavel and Sergey. These guys have crafted some envy-attracting riddims for this 2021 release. Without a doubt, Tenor Youthman can be called the inexhaustible bard of the East. 

Positive Thursdays in Dub – Remixed on Planet Dub
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Positive Thursdays in Dub – Remixed on Planet Dub

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 26, 2021

Positive Thursdays in Dub debut LP, Landing on Planet Dub, has received a great remix treatment. As I see it, it is more like Landing on the Dark Star, filled with challenging and authentic deconstructions by Vibronics, Chazbo, Suns of Dub, Uncle Fester on Acid, Død, Jabbadub, and Alien Levi. 

A look into the history and evolution of dub music with Hopeton ‘Scientist’ Brown
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A look into the history and evolution of dub music with Hopeton ‘Scientist’ Brown

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 01, 2021

Following the interview, you will get to know the musical genius and the prolific artist behind the name of The Scientist. From mixing techniques to LP visual covers and King Tubby’s legacy, our conversation took a tour of this impressive engineer and artist work.

A walk through music and visual arts with Peter Harris
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A walk through music and visual arts with Peter Harris

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 11, 2021

.Portofolio | Bandcamp My first contact with musician and illustrator Peter Harris took place through the superb cover of Lee Scratch Perry’s Rainford album. For the album artwork, Peter has morphed a…

2020 in 10 albums selected by Andrei Bucureci
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2020 in 10 albums selected by Andrei Bucureci

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 31, 2020

As a dubhead, 2020 is probably my favorite year for dub music. This indoor year meant more creation, with so few live music shows and too much streaming. The industry “suffered” from artists and producers focusing on releasing new music and experimenting and, we, the fans, had the luck to be caught in the pouring waterfall of sounds and Bandcamp Fridays.

Lukasz Polowczyk & Jan Wagner – Aint About Me
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Lukasz Polowczyk & Jan Wagner – Aint About Me

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 09, 2020

'Ain't About Me' is one pure uncut spoken-word masterpiece, a 360 degrees cultural project that benefits from a physical release on cassette and on a book with typography and illustrations by Rrrumburak. On this record, the spoken words have liquid tactile properties.

The Bug & Dis Fig – In Blue
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The Bug & Dis Fig – In Blue

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 20, 2020

'In Blue' is The Bug comeback after this year's ambient textural alien transmission LP Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volume 1 to 5. Through this comeback, he presents a brand new batch of riddims, carefully complemented by eerie vocals courtesy of miss Chen, sounding closer to ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) earworms than traditional chanteuse singing melodies.

The universe of Denise Sherwood
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The universe of Denise Sherwood

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 05, 2020

Denise Sherwood is a musician with a distinctive voice in British music and has a unique musical history. Daughter of Kishi Yamamoto and Adrian Sherwood of On-U Sound fame, she has grown in a sound system culture with a big love for dub and experimental sounds. Denise reached her independence with Evergreen Recordings, and, with the help of her father, she is putting out her debut album, This Road.

Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement
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Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 18, 2020

The fifth edition of DokStation takes place between September 17th and 20th, and the following lines are a review for Punk the Capital – A Sound Movement, one of the films featured in the festival.

Gorrilaz: Reject False Icons
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Gorrilaz: Reject False Icons

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 11, 2020

The fifth edition of DokStation, the only music documentary film festival in Bucharest, takes place between September 17 and 20. The following review explores the documentary Gorillaz – Reject False Icons, one of the films featured in the festival.

In conversation with the poet Joshua Idehen
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In conversation with the poet Joshua Idehen

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 03, 2020

I first heard Joshua Idehen on a UK electronic dub song by LV. I was amazed by the clarity of his voice and the sharp revelatory lyrics. As any new musical discovery, I started to search more discover Idehen as not only a great musician, but a poet, workshop facilitator, and founder of Poejazzi.

Gaudi – 100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)
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Gaudi – 100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter)

Andrei Bucureci - Aug 28, 2020

Already sold out for the second press, the latest release of Gaudi, '100 Years of Theremin', is stuck in space and time, perfectly encapsulating the philosophy of dub.

In conversation with the UK Mc and drummer Horseman
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In conversation with the UK Mc and drummer Horseman

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 22, 2020

Already a drummer for some time, Winston Williams, aka Horseman, made his MC debut back in 1985, on the Rusty International label. The UK’s premier reggae drummer, Horseman, worked with producers such as Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Scientist, Jah Shaka, and Prince Fatty, to name a few.

My Lord Sound. An interview with Ranking Levy
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My Lord Sound. An interview with Ranking Levy

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 13, 2020

Four years ago, when I first visited Israel, I had a special feeling. It was the young’s people energy surrounding the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. I was impressed about the vast music community and their love for sound system culture and Jamaican music. So, my exploration into the Israeli's sound system culture began with last year interview with Miss Red.

In conversation with the visual artist Matteo Anselmo, on the Italian music scene
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In conversation with the visual artist Matteo Anselmo, on the Italian music scene

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 22, 2020

Our conversation with Matteo Anselmo is following the music scene in Italy, with a special focus on Genoa, through the eyes of a visual artist. Anselmo is a teacher at the Genoa International School of Comics – Academy of Visual Arts and new media, and co-founder of the Rebigo Illustration Studio.

What’s it like to live in the vast musical universe of Gaudi?
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What’s it like to live in the vast musical universe of Gaudi?

Andrei Bucureci - May 16, 2020

With a strong career spanning over three decades, experimenting with electronic music, reggae, psychedelic, dub, and world-music, Gaudi is a truly innovative artist. Fascinated by synthesizers and sound-distortion of any kind, Gaudi’s motivation to pursue his music career started in the early ’80s. 

Interview with Jonny Tiernan, founder of LOLA Mag, Berlin
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Interview with Jonny Tiernan, founder of LOLA Mag, Berlin

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 16, 2020

Jonny DJ Acid Gold Tiernan is the founder of LOLA Magazine from Berlin. Having started as an independent radio DJ back in Belfast, Jonny has transformed his radio show Alternative Ulster into a top-quality British and Irish magazine. Tiernan moved to Berlin in 2014, launched LOLA in 2016, and started promoting Berliner culture in its myriad forms.

An insight on Liverpool’s reggae community with Rory Taylor
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An insight on Liverpool’s reggae community with Rory Taylor

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 04, 2020

From club events, festivals and movie screenings, to managing the dub legend Scientist, Rory Taylor is a good example of a music business professional. Based in Liverpool, his passion for sound system culture and Caribbean music is hard to match. Rory is also the co-founder of the Positive Vibration agency, a structure that holds all his musical activities.

A conversation with Dub Fx about his upcoming album
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A conversation with Dub Fx about his upcoming album

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 29, 2020

.When you think music-wise about Benjamin Stanford aka Dub FX, you get transported into another world.  As an independent artist, his lyrics pinpoint his undeniable message the most:…

A conversation with the artist Lukasz Rusinek from Paprika Korps
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A conversation with the artist Lukasz Rusinek from Paprika Korps

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 24, 2020

Lukasz is a multidisciplinary artist and my conversation with him took a nice detour touching all kinds of subjects related to arts - the local visual art and the history of the Polish poster, the legacy of Polish art cinema, music, Paprika Korps albums, and the Karrot Kommando record house. 

A conversation with Sasha Bandi Robert
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A conversation with Sasha Bandi Robert

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 05, 2019

Sasha Bandi Robert is a hardcore punk and poet that uses various techniques of art to express his stream of consciousness and surrounding environment. There is something raw about the reality that he sings, paints, sculpts + cut and pastes about.

Fall in Love festival review. The last days of summer
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Fall in Love festival review. The last days of summer

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 09, 2019

The last days of summer have become more and more a trend in the festival world. There are some festivals that brag with entertaining you in this time frame. Electric Picnic in Ireland has become a good example of such a festival. But hey, the Romanian festival market is beginning a counterpart with the first edition of Fall in Love festival. 

In conversation with Miss Red
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In conversation with Miss Red

Andrei Bucureci - May 16, 2019

There are always many sides to an artist and music performer, this is what this chatattack with Miss Red is meant to enlighten. If you will ever witness her perform, she will for sure leave a deep mark on you. Her aggressive style, mashed with a strong attitude and energy, an approach that on top of The Bug’s distorted heavy bass and beats, define the meaning of sound pressure.

Drums and music philosophy with Jojo Mayer
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Drums and music philosophy with Jojo Mayer

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 08, 2019

Sergé "Jojo" Mayer is one of the names you can't have it confused. He stands out not only as a virtuous drummer, but also as a musical philosopher. His style of drumming, combining elements from jazz, rock and drum and bass, creates a powerful rhythm who takes the listener into a magical journey.

Interview with Chrysta Bell
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Interview with Chrysta Bell

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 04, 2019

Chrysta Bell Zucht is one of the most interesting singer-songwriter in the American indie scene. With a musical studio experience dating since childhood, Chrysta's musical career was full of surprising experiences: she was a vocalist and composer in the 8½ Souvenirs swing jazz band, with albums released on the prestigious RCA Victor label.

In conversation with Algiers
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In conversation with Algiers

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 01, 2019

Algiers is an experimental American band from Atlanta, Georgia, that labels it’s sound as dystopian soul. This is a transcontinental affair as the project’s members met and played together in the United States but the band was officially formed in London. Their African country name evokes the anti-colonial struggle, symbolizing a contested space where violence, racism, resistance and religion commingle.

A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote
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A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 05, 2018

The militant lyrics and the attitude towards the Big Brother oppression have formed a strong connection between punk and reggae. From the UK punk attitude of rejecting the establishment, to the squats of Berlin and the rasta hooligans in the Netherlands, the punk and reggae have formed an alliance in fighting the extreme right groups and promoting the...

A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer
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A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 22, 2018

I had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer at the 22nd edition of Garana Jazz Festival, where he performed alongside the reggae legends Sly & Robbie, and his Scandinavian collaborators Eivind Aarset & Vladislav Delay.

A conversion about electronic music scene in China with Liang Yi of ST.OL.EN
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A conversion about electronic music scene in China with Liang Yi of ST.OL.EN

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 07, 2018

The sextet has a dreamy trance-like sound and focuses on translating into sound the social aspects of life in China. With a full length album released in 2015 and a new EP made in Berlin in 2017 with producer Mark Reeder, they have just finished their international debut album and plan for its release.

A conversation with Oana Pop, drummer at Lights Out
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A conversation with Oana Pop, drummer at Lights Out

Andrei Bucureci - May 22, 2018

Oana Pop is not only a truly talented musician, but she is also a great person with whom I had the pleasure to talk about music, creativity and new projects. She is one of the drummers I always liked to watch performing.

An interview with the music composer Alexei Turcan
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An interview with the music composer Alexei Turcan

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 26, 2018

Alexei Turcan is one of those people you could describe as a music man. He writes and produce music, he orchestrates and he plays several instruments, and he is doing all these with a great passion.

A journey into sound with Mala
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A journey into sound with Mala

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 19, 2018

Most people know Mala from Digital Mystikz, Deep Medi and the DMZ clubbing nights he puts on. The whole scene and community around him is organic, profound and honest. As a builder he always took risks but the results never disappointed, they always stun.

A conversation with the artist and front of house engineer Ștefan Panea
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A conversation with the artist and front of house engineer Ștefan Panea

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 12, 2018

Ștefan Panea is a man that vibrates around music. He started his activity as a musician and he gradually evolved in being one of the most acclaimed front of house engineers in Romania.

An interview with the jazz musician Mihai Iordache
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An interview with the jazz musician Mihai Iordache

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 05, 2018

Iordache is first and foremost a jazz music lover. His passion for jazz drove him in becoming a musician in the 80s, playing saxophone. He gradually started to compose, produce and in 2009 he founded a label.

An interview with the visual and music artist, Costin Chioreanu
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An interview with the visual and music artist, Costin Chioreanu

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 11, 2018

Costin Chioreanu is bridging music and visual arts with a finesse worthy of the ”artist” title. A combination of high level of ambition, productivity and heavy discipline.

A conversation with Warrior Queen
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A conversation with Warrior Queen

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 04, 2017

Annette Henry a.k.a. Warrior Queen is a Jamaican dancehall, reggae and dub performer, a strong voice bridging the reggae and electronic genre. You can find her on LP’s and recordings from established producers and artists like The Bug, Skream, Vex’d, Mungo’s and many others.

A conversation with the experimental duo Makunouchi Bento
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A conversation with the experimental duo Makunouchi Bento

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 28, 2017

Valentin Toma (Toma Carnagiu, formerly known as Qewza) and Felix Petrescu (Waka X) are Makunouchi Bento, an experimental electronic music duo from Timisoara with a vast perspective on music.

A journey into cosmic rock music with Bogdan Cretu
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A journey into cosmic rock music with Bogdan Cretu

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 19, 2017

Sound wise, I believe the best way to describe Noua ani lumina's sound is by saying it is a space rock journey. Imagine yourself being in a space shuttle and travelling through the vast infinity of the cosmic space.

Baba Dochia, the band with 12 lambskins
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Baba Dochia, the band with 12 lambskins

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 06, 2017

Baba Dochia is a Cluj based electronic-rock four piece band with it’s origins in the medieval city of Sighișoara. The band have released one critically praised conceptual studio album called XII Lambskins a bridge between electronic, post-rock, film score and eclectic sampling.

Alexandru Das, maximum volume yields
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Alexandru Das, maximum volume yields

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 30, 2017

Alexandru Das is an artist. From music to graphic design his work has an atmosphere that induces emotion above anything else. It is nice when you find people that are both musicians and graphic artists, because in this way, as a listener or viewer, you can better understand his or her philosophy.

dBridge, life is an inspiration
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dBridge, life is an inspiration

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 20, 2017

Drum N Bass is a hybrid genre with deep roots in acid house and breakbeat, all combined within the amazing culture of sampling. This style of music has revealed along the years a lot of talented artists who became world wide producers and evangelist of electronic music. 


Rider Shafique. Identity is a path
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Rider Shafique. Identity is a path

Andrei Bucureci - Oct 11, 2017

Rider Shafique is an unique artist and spoken word musician from Bristol, living and performing between the UK and New York. Music and lyrics are always at their best when used as tools and this man proves it the most.

The KVB transmission
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The KVB transmission

Andrei Bucureci - Sep 21, 2017

Beautiful noise, chemistry and texture, intensity and reflection, both sonically and visually, these are some of the assets of The KVB’s music. Kat and Nick are an electronic shoegaze couple from UK, now based in Berlin.

A conversation with Kuedo
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A conversation with Kuedo

Andrei Bucureci - Aug 02, 2017

Kuedo is a producer and musician, label owner at Knives, affiliated to the respectable Planet Mu label. Imagine the sci-fi soundtracks of the ‘80s: Vangelis’s Blade Runner, Giorgio Moroder’s Metropolis and the atmospheric John Carpenter OST’s clashing with industrial hip-hop.

A head to head conversation with Gonjasufi
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A head to head conversation with Gonjasufi

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 06, 2017

Sumach Valentine aka Gonjasufi is a universal traveller. He trips through the universe chanting his eclectic mélange of hip-hop, psycheledia, punk and dark humms. Having realeased 4 EP’s and five albums for Warp Records.

A conversation with Kevin Martin, the man behind The Bug project.
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A conversation with Kevin Martin, the man behind The Bug project.

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 19, 2017

There is a strong feeling of family values and a spider web community around this musician who produces as The Bug since ’97.

The man behind the drums. A conversation with Radu Pieloiu
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The man behind the drums. A conversation with Radu Pieloiu

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 06, 2017

Radu is active in four different projects: BRUM, Helen, Sebastian Spanache Trio and Alexandrina, playing either jazz or electronic music.

A conversation with Kiki Hitomi, music and visual artist
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A conversation with Kiki Hitomi, music and visual artist

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 05, 2017

My discussion with Kiki Hitomi, the Japan born musician and visual artist who fell in love with reggae and dub, is like a tsunami of sincerity and hope.