Jamsphere reviews One Dub featuring Andy Hess, John Kimock, and Eden Ladin

Ari Joshua Strikes Gold with ‘One Dub’ EP: A Fusion of Talent and Vision
May 8, 2024 by Rick Jamm

In the vibrant landscape of reggae dub, where rhythm and groove intertwine with soulful melodies, Ari Joshua emerges as a maestro, orchestrating sonic landscapes that captivate and mesmerize. His latest offering, the ‘One Dub’ EP, is a sonic journey that beckons listeners to immerse themselves in its depths, to explore the nuances of its rhythms, and to revel in the transcendence of its melodic vibes.

At the heart of ‘One Dub’ lies Ari Joshua’s unwavering commitment to musical excellence. With a guitar in hand and a vision in mind, he leads a stellar ensemble of musicians through a sonic pilgrimage that pays homage to the roots of reggae dub while pushing the boundaries of the genre. Recorded at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and engineered by Alex Conroy, ‘One Dub’ bears witness to the convergence of talent and passion, as Ari Joshua and his musical cohorts craft a sonic tapestry that is as rich in texture as it is in emotion.

Joining Ari Joshua on this exotic musical expedition are esteemed collaborators whose names resonate throughout the music industry. Drummer John Kimock, renowned for his contributions to esteemed acts, and who will be joining both Phish bassist Mike Gordon and Dead and Co bassist Otiel Burbridge on their respective solo tours this year, lays down the rhythmic foundation with a precision and finesse that are second to none. Bassist Andy Hess, whose illustrious career includes stints with Gov’t Mule and The Black Crowes, injects the music with a depth and resonance that anchor the grooves in sublime beauty. Then there is keyboardist Eden Ladin, whose virtuosity knows no bounds, weaving intricate melodies and harmonies that soar and glide with an ethereal grace.

Together, this formidable quartet embarks on an eloquent musical journey, traversing the landscapes of reggae dub with a sense of purpose and passion that is palpable in every note. From the infectious rhythms of the title track to the hypnotic variations of the remixes by Mell Dettmer of Studio Soli, ‘One Dub’ is a testament to the power of collaboration and creativity.

What truly sets ‘One Dub’ apart is Ari Joshua’s unassuming mastery of the guitar, weaving a web of sound that is as silky smooth as it is evocative. “One Dub” captures the essence of a musical moment, crystallizing the synergy of artists who share a profound connection with their craft. From the moment the first notes reverberate through the speakers, it’s clear that something special is afoot – a convergence of talent, vision, and technical artistry.

Mell Dettmer’s deft remixes breathe new life into Ari Joshua’s composition, elevating them to dizzying heights of sonic ecstasy. With a keen ear for detail and an unwavering commitment to artistic vision, Dettmer proves herself to be a true maestro of the mixing desk, sculpting soundscapes that are as immersive as they are exhilarating.

The “One Dub” crew
Also a part of the sonic journey is mixer Jonathan Plum, whose resourceful flair infuse each track with a sense of depth and dimensionality. Working his magic from the hallowed halls of London Bridge Studios, Plum brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, sculpting sounds that are both captivating and enveloping.

Completing the ensemble is the creative mind of Blase aka Reberlan Paresqui, whose suggestive artwork adorns the cover of “One Dub,” providing a visual counterpart to the sonic landscapes within

For Ari Joshua, “One Dub” is more than just a collection of remixes – it’s a testament to a lifetime dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised in America, Joshua brings a global perspective to his craft, infusing his compositions with a sense of wanderlust and adventure.

As the visionary behind The Music Factory – a music education facility that has touched the lives of thousands – Ari Joshua is committed to sharing his passion for music with the world. With “One Dub,” he invites us to join him on a journey through the vibrant tapestry of reggae dub, where rhythm is king and melody reigns supreme.

Immerse yourself in the intoxicating embrace of “One Dub”. Let the rhythms wash over you, let the melodies transport you to sunny shores, and let the magic of Ari Joshua and his esteemed collaborators carry you away to moments of pure bliss. “One Dub” makes its debut on streaming platforms worldwide on May 10th 2024.




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