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Whether it's in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated spaces to dance to music and party – and create communities, subcultures and public spheres. Club culture is a global phenomenon, but what music are these people dancing to in these cities and what music did they use to dance to in the past? In what sort of spaces do they meet up? What public spheres do they form? What do these club cultures mean to the urbanity of a city? And what happens when the club music from two different continents meet head on? More...


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Dubmasta aka Serge Dubrovsky is currently on the frontline of Kyiv underground beat makers scene. A straight-out dub head he has built up a substantial record of urban advances including but not limited to selecting rare dubplates, producing killer beats, rocking parties and running underground label called SKP Records. His first official release was pressed as a remix on Festplatten in 2006. With fellow label-mates he stands behind extremely productive aliases Dubmasta & Roots Controlla, Inspector Reespeckto and dub-tech project Vzyal SoundSystem aka VS. His productions, marked with a spirit of experimental electronica and ghetto futurism, seek to blend seemingly incompatible and surprising pieces into a psychedelic journey where you can flip through decades and continents in a matter of seconds.

Selected Discography
Foa Hoka feat. Dubmasta - Analogue Traffic (SKP Records, 2008)
Inspector Reespeckto (Dubmasta & King Imagine) - Mistake Of Captain Wrongle (SKP Records, 2010)
VS (Dubmasta & Eugene Stolbow) - Save Our Sounds (FUSELab, 2011)
Dubmasta & Roots Controlla - Amphibian Dancehall (SKP Records, 2011)
Dubmasta - Recycled Beat Tape (SKP Records, 2012)

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Dubmasta & TEN CITIES
The third TEN CITIES episode of musical collaboration took the renowned Ukraine producers Vakula and Dubmasta from Kyiv to Johannesburg in February 2013, where they produced tracks together with Dirty Paraffin, Moonchild and Tito Pulling Strings among others. The exchange for Johannesburg was curated by South African artist and self taught musician João Orecchia and Berlin based DJ Hannes Teichmann who facilitated the production phase.

More Stuff by/about Dubmasta

Dubmasta @ Fazenda Bar, Kiev, Ukraine, 19-07-2013 by Dubmasta on Mixcloud

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