Rub A Dub Hi-Fi
Jacky Murda (Chopstick Dubplate)
Carrying on from an intense bass-fuelled launch Subconscious 002 features a massive heavyweight in the Jungle scene and one of the pioneers of the Ragga Jungle sound we love.
Subconscious is a new monthly bass music experience bringing together different elements of Soundsystem culture in unity. Respecting the origins of the music the night will be powered by Rub A Dub Hi-Fi with their heavyweight homemade sound. Expect everything from Reggae to Dubstep, Jungle, Bassline and Garage with live MCs and wicked selectors from Ireland and beyond.
Chopstick Dubplate label founder promoting Ragga Jungle since before it was cool and after as well!
"Safe like Sellasie I Briefcase"
aloha my name is jacky and i like music with big bass and i like to eat latino food and also dogs i mean not to eat but i like them and also i like to be tickled by beautiful girls and eat pizza in bed but not limiting myself to pizza or ice cream i think one should be able to eat just about anything and not get kicked out except maybe if theres a lot of crumbs maybe at least clean the crumbs up it's courteous and nice like not making anybody sleep on the wet spot also pad thai i like noodles and those landrover defenders and wool shirts and choppin wood but i dont like mayo .
i like to murder a sound!!!
Releases : Argon, Kraken, Moonshine, WAR, Vibration Lab, Renegade Weed, Dead Homies,Bass Rejects, KingKongSound, Congo Natty, Roots, Pure Vibes, Chopstick Dubplate, Little Island Records…
i was born i hawaii, my mom got me into the art ting. my dad was active in the military for 20 something years, we moved around a lot..i moved to montreal in 1994 and stayed there some years.i started cutting dubplates and mastering vinyl in 1998 , on a lathe i rebuilt and customized over the years.i moved the cutting studio to brooklyn nyc in 2001...and in 2003 started touring a lot in europe...in 2005 i moved over to europe full time, and sold my nyc cutting room to my apprentice Tim Xavier..since the past 4 years barcelona spain has been my homebase, with my labels, Little Island and Chopstick Dubplate, headquartered in london in the uk. i spend a lot of UK time: in brum colaborating with aries, in london workin with itchy robot, down in brighton with kion, and up in bristol is where you can see me play inna true jacky murda 90's style..we get geeked out there..i usually play out on the weekends around europe, and when i'm in the spanish mountains i build tunes with max powa, the other half of my live electronic group jingbongting, and developin the constantly mutating JBT live show. aloha! :)
right about now i'm involved inna few projects that see me bouncing back and forth between london and barcelona; i coproduce and play live music with max powa as jingbong ting, and with rebel mc and the congo natty band..
i produce and perform as dj with my colleagues aries and tuffist as part of the international junglist sound, chopstick dubplate...
and when i'm in the south i'm at the house of east grinstead's nastiest bassline, itchy robot, and we build itchy & jacky tunes.. we just finished a album in fact.. :D
Wriggle are a dublin based collective of audio and visual artists who have been busy showcasing Bass music talent from home and abroad. On set, Wriggle residents Shriekin, Daddy's Girl, Sam Fitzpatrick and Ozwald play exclusive original productions alongside unreleased material from producers all over Ireland, the UK and beyond.
Rub A Dub Hi-Fi:
Rub A Dub Hi-Fi was set up by Charlie and Iarla in 2014 to promote conscious reggae music across all styles from Rocksteady and Roots through to Steppas and Ragga Jungle. They draw from a wide collection of 45s as well as exclusive dubplates, specials and unreleased material.
Originally organising dances using borrowed speakers the Rub A Dub Crew organised dances in various venues in Dublin and Dún Laoghaire as well as performing out and about as guest selectors at gigs and festivals all over the country. Feeling that Dublin was lacking any regular Soundsystem dances plans started forming to build a Sound. After a steady period using ÁGF's Turbosound System work began on the Rub A Dub Hi-Fi and the first half-stack was completed in October 2016. The first 2 scoops were built by Clive Davies a carpenter and friend. As their confidence and experience grew through that process they decided to complete all of the other boxes themselves.
Over a busy winter they built, sanded and varnished their full Soundsystem loading it out with high-quality drivers from Void and Precision Devices. This was completed with a JTS Annihilator pre-amp for maximum warmth and control over the full range of sound. Their first dance with the full Soundsystem was in February 2017 - a link-up session between Irie Vibes Sound System alongside veteran mic man Joseph Lalibela and Rub A Dub Hi-Fi with their good friend Ras Tinny. Rub A Dub have linked up with many amazing singers and selectors on the Irish scene and over the past three years they have had the honour of working with artists travelling from foreign such as Alpha Steppa, Chopstick Dubplate, Brother Culture, Dark Angel, Jah Marnyah, Speng Bond, Flowdan and Congo Natty.
Whether it is new effects, amps or box designs Rub A Dub are constantly seeking to improve their sound. Currently Rub A Dub are using 4 Mogale Super Scoops loaded with Void V18-1000s for their sub section which give a warm and deep, rumbling pressure. Above them are 4 HD15s with PD-154 drivers for upper bass - these kicks have a fast transient response which delivers punchy basslines. The mid section currently comprises of a combination of sealed and flared boxes using PD 10" and 12" drivers. Completing the high end there are compression drivers and Beyma CP-22 bullets which deliver incredibly crisp highs.