Thursday, September 25, 2008

Get ready!!

Been lucky enough to spend some time with Warrior Queen & The Bug this week, after they landed in San Francisco for the first time. Quality peoples, with quality musical knowledge - and a proper appreciation for the best ice cream in town.

They head down to Los Angeles to blow up the Pure Filth party on Friday, and then back up here for Surya Dub - the super-low-price advance tickets are gone, but you can still get reduced price at the door before 11pm. this one is gonna be a scorcher! Maga Bo representing from Rio across the world, and Daneekah from the Coo-Yah reggae parties here too!

the new video for skeng just came out, and it's as raw as the Poison Dart one was slick (apologies for my blog's poor layout, you can also check it at this site:

get hyped up for some proper dread bass! Don't say we never do anything for you, after this show we are practically a public service for bay area dub needs.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

LIMITED advance tix for The Bug &Warrior Queen and Maga bo

last few days to get advance tickets! check the insanely detailed flyer we put together for you and then GO GET'EM! or, you can come on the day and pay $18, which is totally worth it

This is all part of the plan to bring to San Francisco the kind of eclectic, genre-smashing but still inclusive dancing vibe so rare in the club scene. A little bit of warehouse party love, in a big space. Tho truly, Club Six's downstairs is raw enough for a proper 1995-style jungle party, cement floors and all..
Surya Dub News & Events

September 2008 News and Events

Hey Friends

The UK's The Bug and the unstoppable Warrior Queen debut
in Northern Cali for the first time at Surya Dub this month
in support of
London Zoo (Ninja Tune).
Also on hand are Maga Bo
and Daneekah! Oh and just added:
The Bug and Warrior Queen will do a short in-store
at Amoeba on Monday 9/22 at 6pm
and will also sign a few things.

Get your Limited Discount Advance tix now as
they will not be available closer to the show date.

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Surya Dub
Uniting All Dubwize Sounds
Global Dubwize Vibes & Dread Bass Culture
Saturday September 27th, 2008


Limited Adv at

The time has come for one of the most highly anticipated shows to hit San Francisco.

Surya Dub, SF Guardian's Best of the Bay for Best Ambassadors of Dread Bass,
welcomes none other than The Bug alongside Warrior Queen

hot off his new release London Zoo on Ninja Tune Recordings.
The Bug has spanned the range from heavy dubwize production to noise and metal
as part of Techno Animal/God but has found his place as a leading voice
in the Dubstep and bass crunk communities. Also for this special performance
the elusive and extraordinary Warrior Queen debuts in SF with her
electrifying presence which is sure to blow up the spot.
The eclectic int'l Maga Bo who recently released Archipelagoes
on Soot Records, packs a slammin palette of beats spanning the globe and
brings a wicked live set.

Local fav and selectress Daneekah rounds out the vibes with top ranking
roots and dancehall to keep ya winding and bouncing all night long.
We've got special limited advance tix so don't sleep on this one of a kind event!

Special Guests:

The BUG & Warrior Queen (Ninja Tune, Reflex, Soul Jazz, Hyperdub)

Maga Bo (Soot Records, Rio De Janeiro)

Daneekah (Cooyhah!, Miss Trees Hi-Fi)

Sub Hz Den
Dubstep, Dread Bass Breaks & D'n'B, Ragga
Maneesh the Twister (Surya Dub, Dhamaal, Dub Mission - Best Club DJ SF Guardian) &
Ripley (havoc sound, Surya Dub), Kid Kameleon (xlr8r, Surya Dub),
Kush Arora (live Dubwize set - KAP, Surya Dub),
J. Rogers
(Blipswitch, Surya Dub),
Visuals by CONTACT (Surya Dub)

Inna Yard
Reggae, Dancehall, Bhangra, Global Beats

Jimmy Love (Non Stop Bhangra, Surya Dub), DJ Amar Electric vardo, Surya Dub)

Club Six
Saturday, September 27th, 2008

60 6th St b/w Mission & Market
Advance Tix and reduced admission b4 11:00pm at
$18 door | 10:00pm-3:00am | 21 + | 415.863.1221 - FRIEND US!

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September 22nd THE BUG & Warrior Queen @ Amoeba

September 27th THE BUG & WARRIOR QUEEN @
Surya Dub






Saturday, September 06, 2008

Fat Joe calls Daddy Yankee a Sellout for endorsing McCain

From MTV News, via Lamin and wayne

Fat Joe also challenges Daddy Yankee to a debate on the issues. Man, that would be interesting. I never heard Fat Joe talking politics before and I'm impressed. Certainly better than the vapid pundettes currently sucking up to republicans to defend Sarah Palin.

"Put this in the MTV News headline: 'Fat Joe Says Daddy Yankee Is a Sellout,' " the MC said via phone from Denver, where he's attending the Democratic National Convention. "Just like that! I gotta go in. I'm talking to little cousins that like [Yankee] and all that, and they're starting to believe that John McCain is [the best candidate]. I can't have that.

"I opened the newspaper and got sick to my stomach," Joe continued. "I felt like I wanted to vomit when I seen that. The reason why I called him a sellout is because I feel he did that for a [publicity] look, rather than the issues that are affecting his people that look up to him. How could you want John McCain in office when George Bush and the Republicans already have half a million people losing their homes in foreclosure? We're fighting an unjust war. It's the Latinos and black kids up in the frontlines, fighting that war. ... We over here trying to take the troops out of Iraq and bring peace. This guy immediately wants war. If not with Iraq or Afghanistan, he'll start a new one with Iran. I feel real disgusted that Daddy Yankee would do that. Either he did that for a look, or he's just not educated on politics."

Joe said he's more than willing to educate Yankee on each of the politicians' platforms.

"If he believes John McCain is the better candidate for the Latinos," Joe said, "we could sit down. Even if he wants to get into a debate, we can debate anywhere — New York, Puerto Rico."

The Grammy-nominated lyricist is especially enthralled with Obama's promise for improved and universal health care. That issue still hits home for the rap veteran.

"Like I said, with me, my whole philosophy on blacks and Latinos is: We're all one," he said. "We're in the same ghettos, same inner cities, and we're suffering from the same problems. Every problem the blacks have, the Latinos have. There's two systems of health care: the one for the rich that's really good, then there's the one for the inner city, where they leave ladies in the emergency room unattended for 24 hours until they drop dead. ... People don't even check on her hours after she's dead. This is normal stuff. This is what's happening in the U.S."

Joe blames inferior health care for a tragedy he and his family suffered years ago.

"My own sister — to me she was murdered by doctors," he claimed. "She was having a baby in the Bronx, and they gave her an epidural — a normal procedure that was supposed to numb her from the waist down. They numbed her from the waist up, because they had amateurs learning in the Bronx hospitals. Not even real doctors — students murdered my sister in the inner city, in the Bronx. I love what Barack is doing with the heath care system. Once he gets universal health care for everybody, then we gotta step up our system to make it the best in the world."

"....George Bush and the Republicans turned the whole country around to where our dollar is worth half the Euro dollar. Your man John McCain wants to continue the same tactics of the Bush organization. Why should my man Daddy Yankee be endorsing McCain? This is the only urban guy in the universe to endorse John McCain. You got people who look up to [Yankee] — young teenagers that look up to him and might make the wrong choice. John McCain is the wrong thing to do. I don't think the Republicans care much about minorities"

Right on, Fat Joe.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Warrior Queen, The Bug, and Maga Bo this September

Back from Burning Man. Big shouts to the Nexus sound system, Batcountry, Dj $mallchange, the Tasty SF crew (photos from our duststorm bbq dance party to follow),

but also, get ready for the biggest and best Surya Dub yet. We are privileged to bring from the UK, Warrior Queen, the killer vocalist from JA/UK and beyond, with The Bug, yardcore producer extraordinaire, with roots back to metal and industrial, underlaid with heavy sounds from jamdown.. and as if that weren't enough we have got Maga Bo as well, bring global beats breaks and lyrics from his truly worldwide travels

This video of the Bug & Warrior Queen is doing it for me lately

And here's an example of Maga Bo's globe hopping

don't sleep on this show!