After a stunning live debut at Garma Gathering, peaking with a performance on ABC Q&A program, the full Diesel n’Dub album was released on 5th September by Diaspora Music in recognition of National Indigenous Literacy Day. It’s been a dream run for Declan, a highly respected Sydney musician and producer who hatched the idea a couple of years ago of reinventing some of Australia’s most powerful protest songs into dub-reggae anthems.READ MORE
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In huge news just in, the Diesel n’Dub project has been successful in obtaining a grant for the Presentation and Promotion of the new album by the Australia Council for the Arts. Diesel n’Dub join a field of artists in the Performance and Touring Categories to present the project live on tour.READ MORE
Declan Kelly launches the second Diesel n’Dub single, Midnight Oil’s hit Beds are Burning reinvented as a dub-reggae anthem featuring Frank Yamma and Patou Powell on vocals, and mixed by legendary dub master Mad Professor. Arguably one of the most highly celebrated political songs of all time, Beds are Burning was written by Midnight Oil in response to the land rights battle fought by the Pintupi people of the Gibson Desert region.READ MORE
We’re super stoked to kick off the Diesel n’Dub project with “The Dead Heart” music video, now screening on the Diesel n’Dub youtube channel. The clip pays homage to the deep sentiments of the song with visual references to the original video and the addition of two stunning art works contributed generously by distinguished artist Adam Hill, specially animated with his permission for the video. Check it out here!READ MORE
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Coming up in the next few weeks we’ve got more awesome dub reggae music and videos to share so stay connected with all the Diesel n’Dub news and stories via our Facebook page and Youtube channel.READ MORE