Dubmission Records have blazed a trail of warped woofers since the mid 90’s, when they launched with a trio of bass heavy dubwise compilations.
In 1996, they kicked off with the Mashing Up Creation album, which featured tracks by Doof, Adelphi and 100th Monkey amongst others. It was reviewed favourably by The Sunday Times, DJ and Sleaze Nation – the latter describing it as “carrying on where original dub hijackers The Orb left off!” It was swiftly followed by Dubbed On Planet Skunk, with stand out tracks from Zion Train, Quirk and Alpha & Omega. Praised by Music Week, Muzik, DJ and Kiss FM, it sold over 3,000 copies in Europe alone. The third instalment took 2 years to put together – More Bass Than Space was a double album which represented every spectrum of the modern dub scene, with tunes from artists as diverse as Hallucinogen, Woob, Solar Quest, Singers&Players and Tribal Drift. It sold well all over the world, and led to tours of Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and USA.
From 2001-5, the Dubmission crew concentrated more on artist management and event promotion than releasing records. However after hearing Pitch Black’s Ape to Angel album, they decided to bring Dubmission out of “retirement”, as it represented everything and more that the label had tried to achieve.
Since then the label has gone from strength to strength, with several more releases from Pitch Black (Frequencies Fall, Rude Mechanicals, Rhythm, Sound & Movement plus their first two albums, Futureproof and Electronomicon), as well as International Observer’s Seen, Heard and Felt, Warp Technique’s Make Animals Happy, Third Ear Audio’s Third Ear Audio and Paddy Free’s Karekare. The crew has also found time to compile two smoky collections for the Japanese label, Wakyo: On A Dubmission Volumes One and Two.
In 2010, to celebrate 15 years of business, they released 15 titles, including new EPs by Pitch Black, Warp Technique, Doof and Green Monitor, plus re-issued classic but deleted albums by Bluey, Stress Assassin and Bill&Ben, as well as playing 15 shows around the world and uploading 15 DJ mixes of Dubmission music to download.
The last few years have seen EPs released by Akasha and E.R.S., a collection of Pitch Black's remixes of other artists and a new compilation series, The Next Mission, designed to showcase up and coming talent.
All Dubmission releases are available from http://dubmission.bandcamp.com