· By Worship Recordings
Rob Paine plays SF's legendary DUBMISSION event
Elbo Room is located at 647 Valencia St. (cross 17th St.) in SF and is 21+. Call 415-552-7788 for directions.
To join the DUB MISSION list, send e-mail titled "DM LIST" to infoatdubmissionsfdotcom
Now entering its 15th year, DUB MISSION is one of the best longest running Dub parties in the world. A weekly Sunday night party at Elbo Room, Dub MIssion was started as an alternative to the typical reggae night. The idea was to present the more cutting-edge side of the music (i.e. all forms of dub and progressive roots) that had not been heard much in Bay Area clubs until then. Luckily this period of time has also coincided with a great resurgence of interest in dub through onstage performances and re-issues. Since 1996 we have presented special nights on various reggae greats including Bob Marley, Lee Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Far I, to name a few. Artists and DJs from all over the world and the U.S. have also performed at DUB MISSION. A partial list includes Adrian Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Zion Train, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Groove Corporation aka Overproof Sound System,Florian Seyberth of Boozoo Bajou, Nickodemus of Turntables on the Hudson, Tino Corp feat. Jack Dangers &, Ben Stokes, Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International, Dubblestandart, Pitch Black, Organic Grooves, Yossi Fine of Ex-Centric Sound System, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Bigga Bush, Dub Gabriel, Third Eye Tribe, International Observer&nnbsp;and many many others. In January of 1999, DUB MISSION produced legendary dubmaster the Scientist along with the all-star Devil Dub Band (Buckethead, Brain, DJ Disk) at the Justice League. In April of the same year, we co-presented the first Bay Area appearance by the Blood & Fire Sound System featuring Trinity, Dillinger, Ranking Joe and selector Steve Barrow also at the Justice League . In September of 1999, DUB MISSION celebrated its third anniversary with a special dub set by house specialists, Dubtribe Sound System. In 2001 DUB MISSION celebrated its fifth anniversary with producer/mixmaster Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound System featuring Ghetto Priest on the mic. In 2002 DUB MISSION turned six with an unprecendeted sound system, featuring the Scientist at the controls, Jah Yzer (Jah Warrior Shelter) on the mic, and the DUB MISSION resident DJs behind the turntables. In 2003 we celebrated our seventh with the first ever US appearance of Groove Corporation feat. Ras Tweed on the mic. In 2004, we celebrated our eighth anniversary with the return of Adrian Sherwood's ON-U Soundsystem and were nominated for " Best Party" in that year's Club World Awards. In 2005, we hosted an international dub summit with rare West Coast performances by Yossi Fine of Ex-Centric Sound System, and Cosmic, Rocker &, Zeb of Organic Grooves/Spy from Cairo fame. In 2006, Dub Mission turned 10 years old with a record-setting event featuring all the resident DJs. The following year, we celebrated our 11th anniversary with the debut of NY's Subatomic Sound System feat. MCs Jahdan Blakkamoore and Treasure Don, and in 2008, we passed the 12 year mark with Canada's Third Eye Tribe Sound System and Seattle's, DJ Collage who performed together for the first time anywhere on the DUB MISSION stage. On September 6, 2009, DUB MISSION celebrated its 13th anniversary with the return of Twilight Circus Dub Sound System and Yossi Fine of Ex-Centric Sound System and this past year we celebrated our 14th anniversary with dr. ISRAEL (Method of Defiance) and special guests. We look forward to another great year of riddims & laughter.