Wed Jun 19 2019

9:30 PM (Doors 9:30 PM)

Distrikt

919 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 2C2

$17.50 - $25 advance

Ages 19+

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When asked about Barry Ashworth, the founder of iconic UK reggae outfit DUB PISTOLS, 2018 Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest alumn DJ Jimi Needles just says, “He's the coolest man in the world.” After a bit more research on our end, we can confirm to you that indeed, Barry Ashworth is, at very least, in the top 5 coolest men on our planet. One of the most (in)famous UK reggae acts of all time, Dub Pistols has, according to the bands own recorded history, “burned through members and thousands of pounds on assorted capers and hedonism.” The sound that Dub Pistols champions is the classic sound and feel reggae soundsystems – tending the flame of the ska and dub rhythms that informed the birth of modern sounds like dubstep and grime. A set from Dub Pistols, DJ or otherwise, is going to take the crowd on a journey through everything reggae has to offer – its truly global reach and sonic diversity, its rich past, colourful present and powerful future.

Joining Dub Pistols for this deep journey through the future past of riddims is west coast legend MAT THE ALIEN. We've been a fans of Mat the Alien for awhile – one of the most versatile and reliable DJ s in the land – and when he mentioned to us that he'd be into putting together a special set of reggae and dancehall-inspired bass, we knew we had to get him onto our stage. To get things kicked off on this Night 1 party, local legends GREENLAW will be bringing their ultra-soulful drum 'n bass and hip-hop to our stage for the first time in over a decade! Far too long if you ask us. Come out, get sweaty and let's get Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest kicked off proper!

VICTORIA BC SKA & REGGAE SOCIETY
DUB PISTOLS (DJ SET), MAT THE ALIEN & Greenlaw at Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

  • Limited tickets may be available at the gate/door.
  • Dub Pistols (DJ Set)

    Dub Pistols (DJ Set)

    Big Beat

    2019 is going to be off the chain for the Dub Pistols. With a new album (‘Addict’) slated for release later in the year, a documentary and even their own festival, Barry Ashworth’s merry gang of outlaw reprobates are simply unstoppable. 

     

    The Specials and the 2-Tone movement brilliantly reflected the multi-racial nature of the UK’s inner cities back in the day. The Dub Pistols are like a 21st century equivalent — a riotous collision of drum & bass, hip-hop, ska, dub and punk. One of the most exhilarating live bands on the circuit, these festival favourites have survived international terrorism, inter-band warfare and the wheels falling off their operation numerous times. Now a slickly drilled outfit, they’ve nevertheless lost none of their kick-ass vitality and renegade edge wherever they rock up to play.

  • Mat the Alien

    Mat the Alien

    Dance

  • Greenlaw

    Greenlaw

    Music

VICTORIA BC SKA & REGGAE SOCIETY

DUB PISTOLS (DJ SET), MAT THE ALIEN & Greenlaw at Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival

Wed Jun 19 2019 9:30 PM

(Doors 9:30 PM)

Distrikt Victoria BC
DUB PISTOLS (DJ SET), MAT THE ALIEN & Greenlaw at Victoria's 20th Anniversary Ska & Reggae Festival
  • Limited tickets may be available at the gate/door.

$17.50 - $25 advance Ages 19+

When asked about Barry Ashworth, the founder of iconic UK reggae outfit DUB PISTOLS, 2018 Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest alumn DJ Jimi Needles just says, “He's the coolest man in the world.” After a bit more research on our end, we can confirm to you that indeed, Barry Ashworth is, at very least, in the top 5 coolest men on our planet. One of the most (in)famous UK reggae acts of all time, Dub Pistols has, according to the bands own recorded history, “burned through members and thousands of pounds on assorted capers and hedonism.” The sound that Dub Pistols champions is the classic sound and feel reggae soundsystems – tending the flame of the ska and dub rhythms that informed the birth of modern sounds like dubstep and grime. A set from Dub Pistols, DJ or otherwise, is going to take the crowd on a journey through everything reggae has to offer – its truly global reach and sonic diversity, its rich past, colourful present and powerful future.

Joining Dub Pistols for this deep journey through the future past of riddims is west coast legend MAT THE ALIEN. We've been a fans of Mat the Alien for awhile – one of the most versatile and reliable DJ s in the land – and when he mentioned to us that he'd be into putting together a special set of reggae and dancehall-inspired bass, we knew we had to get him onto our stage. To get things kicked off on this Night 1 party, local legends GREENLAW will be bringing their ultra-soulful drum 'n bass and hip-hop to our stage for the first time in over a decade! Far too long if you ask us. Come out, get sweaty and let's get Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest kicked off proper!