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The flyer for this event read, in bold large black text, "PARIS IS DUBBING". We were happy to find such a wicked line up and upon arriving we were shaken by the great sound and impressed with the venue.
It had a definite concert feeling as opposed to a sound system event.
We caught the end of Miniman, who is a talent to look for coming out of France's Roots Stepper Dub scene. Iration Steppas took the stage and delivered a bass heavy set. D. Rootical live on bass and Mark Iration at the controls, playing most of the tracks from their last album and a few from the next, this punkcast being one from the latter. Zion Train took the stage next. As we had checked them 2 weeks previous in Nantes (see punkcast #144) the set felt familiar but this time Miniman, on tour with the ZT crew for the last 2 weeks, joined in on melodica. Bush Chemists ended the nite - 2 MC's, melodica, and Dougie Wardrop at the controls, touring in support of their new album. They, having been forced off the stage because of a curfew, blasted back on for one more dub spectacular in defiance of the porcine venue manager to nearly bust a blood vessel.. Ya got to luv it..|
So is Paris really Dubbing? With the pricey ticket, medium size and somewhat passive young crowd, majority British line up, and rain that evening, it's hard to say. I think they are certainly heading that way...
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