Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

Dub-Fusion, Neo Soul, Bass Culture, Blues, Dub-Step, RnB, Hip-Hop, Future Funk, Broken Beat, Rock, Electronica, Drum & Bass, Dancehall


band members

Ray Nolan (Lead Vocals) Jevon Tawhai (Guitar, Keys + Backing Vocals) Tommy-John Herbert (Guitar + Backing Vocals) David Reglar (Saxophone) William Endicott (Trumpet) Nick Polovineo (Trombone)


Influences

Fat Freddys Drop, J Dilla, King Tubby, Dennis Brown, Opiuo, Future


Unearthed artists we like

True Vibenation, ManaLion, Lime Cordiale


Bio

From the raw, roots-driven frequencies of Aotearoa (New Zealand) comes SUB- TRIBE. Rolling up thick with bottom end, glitchy beats and greasy harmonies, expect to be taken on a journey across genres. From blues drenched dub, chunky skank reggae to jazz hop and ragga dancehall, SUB-TRIBE leave no groove base unturned.

This 6-piece dub-fusion outfit offer a distinctive and exciting approach to the bass and reggae culture movements with captivating, high-energy live performances and feel-good vibes that leave crowds skanking for more.

SUB-TRIBE’s musical journey began in 2017, supporting New Zealand’s own, Salmonella Dub throughout their summer East Coast tour of Australia. They’ve since focussed their writing styles, creating and releasing music while performing across many popular venues and festivals, crafting their sound into what is coined as 'Unprecedented Dub-Fusion'.

"Mean EP Bros! Track 5 (The Road) Killer for me! Mean!" Kuki Blaze - FAT FREDDYS DROP

2019 saw the release of their debut single 'Next Phase' a SUB-TRIBE signature sound of deep rolling bass and punching groove. Wasting no time, the boys headed straight back into the studio emerging with their second single ‘Who’s That’ A smooth, summer vibe, in a lover’s rock fashion. The following tour then set the scene for their third single of 2019, after a tour-van-jam dedicated to Bob Marley went viral.

May 2020 has seen the release of SUB-TRIBE’s first EP. The long awaited five-track compilation will showcase their formulaic elements of ‘Dub-Fusion’ crossing groove genres with sub-bass conviction and melodic verse that soars.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

29 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

24/7 rad harmonies and sweet reggae vibes - yes, please!

24/7 rad harmonies and sweet reggae vibes - yes, please!

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Jan 2019

Triple J
45

The production of this gave me shivers. I felt like I had arrived on a tropical party island. Hand me a fresh coconut, and keep the beats going - I'm done.

The production of this gave me shivers. I felt like I had arrived on a tropical party island. Hand me a fresh coconut, and keep the beats going - I'm done.