& Stefane Goldman
The old world: two tracks born in a young musician’s room, not yet autonomous, recorded on a four-track tape recorder. At that time we didn’t imagine that we were laying the foundations of a band. And even less that one of these two tracks would one day illustrate a sequence of an episode of the American series “Dexter”.
The project was born with Ben Mosca, a school friend in Paris. When we met as teenagers, we agreed that good music was Dire Straits and Iron Maiden. Later Ben would expand my musical culture, introducing me to Hip Hop as well as Black Uhuru, King Tubby and the purpose of tape echo chambers.
Our experiments, naive but inspired, seduced the ear of our friend Alexis (aka Alexkid) who proposed us to produce these tracks. He wanted to give them the sparkle they deserved, to work on the production by going further than the traditional dub. The duo naturally became a trio, and Dubphonic released its first EP on the prestigious Chicago label Guidance Recordings, then the album Smoke Signals (Taktic music) in 2003.
Our happy crew was later joined by DJ Seep (Kid Loco / Jay Jay Johanson) and slam poet Blach Sifichi (Brain Damage / Ez3kiel). We are also lucky to have our tracks embellished by the talent of guests and friends (or both) from diverse backgrounds. The singers Ceu, Liset Alea, Daniella d’Ambrosio, or the instrumentists Jean-Philippe Rykiel, Jérémie Poirier-Quinot, Olivier Mateu (aka Rodriguez Junior), Christian Lechevretel, Micha Sanchez, Prince Zober, Leeroy King…
At the end of the day, what was at the beginning only a little fantasy with no other pretention than making music, led us to perform on stage all over France, to re-mix Linvall Thomson (Jah Jah is a guiding star on “Select cuts from Blood and fire”), Richard Dorfmeister (Orozco on “Tosca in dub”), appearing on many compilations (including FIP Reggae), and seeing our second album “Relight” receive unanimous critical acclaim when it was released in 2009, collecting by the way the 4 keys of Télérama … who would have expected it ?!
If Dubphonic has been quiet since “Relight”, fate takes care of randomly distilling new tracks on streaming platforms. It is to be followed by here
in the news
“A work of goldsmith where each sound is in its place, each arrangement reflected, each silence controlled without ever turning to the clinical experiment…” Télérama 14/11/2009
“Dub which leans towards an elegant electo-ambient but which does not hesitate to play the melodic card…”
“A bewitching album… In a few breaks, this second try reveals all its depth and its virtuosity. Everything is skilfully orchestrated, down to the slightest click, to create a great purifying torrent for the soul and the auditory canals…”
“Dub electrosoft or angry, trip hop sung, ambient decomplexed, hip hop rubbery … of the most open this Relight is not for all that a meeting of drafts. With each title its emotion, its atmosphere…”