Dubkasm – Sound Surgery Masterclass

Venue: Colston Hall’s Terrace Bar
Date: Wed 5 Jun 2019
Time: 19:00
Price: £5.00 incl. booking fee
Presented by Multi-Track
Ages 16+

Best known for their world famous dubplate anthem ‘Victory’, Dubkasm have become a major part of the international roots and dub movement since the emergence of the UK digital dub sound in the mid-1990s. Famous for their explosive live shows featuring the heavyweight baselines of Sufferah’s Choice radio host Sam Howard (aka DJ Stryda) and firing saxophone of Ben Glass (aka Digistep), the pair have ignited parties on the best soundsystems around the world.

In this final Multi-Track Sound Surgery get 1-2-1 advice on how to tweak your beats, learn new techniques and pick up totally new skills from these exhilarating digital dub legends.

Hosted by producer and DJ Kayla Painter in Colston Hall’s Terrace Bar.


Doors: 18:30
Masterclass: 19:00 – 20:00
Q & A with Dubkasm: 20:00 – 20:30
1-2-1-Feedback: 20:30 – 21:00
Networking/sharing: 21:00 – 22:00

1-2-1 Feedback opportunity
There will be some time to receive 1-2-1 feedback on your music from Dubkasm; please bring along any examples of your work on USBs or SoundCloud links etc, and register your interest on arrival.

Due to time limitations this will be done on a first come first served basis.

Post-event networking / music sharing
The Colston Hall Terrace Bar will be open throughout until 21:30 if you would like to  spend time networking or sharing your music with others after the session too.


Featured artist

Dubkasm are a major part of the international roots and dub movement.  Whether collaborating with top vocalists like Solo Banton, Afrikan Simba and Rudey Lee or simply as a duo, their live show is unique and explosive, with heavyweight basslines, inspiring vocals, vintage dub styles and live instruments. DJ Stryda hosts (listeners will recognize his voice from twenty years on Bristol’s much-loved Sufferah’s Choice radio show) and selects from his vast collection of vinyl and exclusive dubplates, while Digistep adds vintage dub effects, mystical melodica and firing saxophone. Formed in 1994 during the emergence of the UK digital dub sound, they are live veterans with loyal fans, bringing their experience of playing dances with the best soundsystems in the world, including Aba Shanti-I and Iration Steppas, to stages at Glastonbury and Outlook Festival.

World famous for their anthemic ‘Victory’ – the best selling vinyl roots release of recent decades (recently remixed by Mala), the duo have released a stream of hard-hitting plates: the famous ‘Warrior’ 10-inch became legendary on Jah Shaka soundsystem and the sought-after ‘From the Foundation’ 7-inch, featuring none other than Dub Judah, was the fastest ever selling new release on www.reggaemusicstore.com.  Their debut album Transform I combined Brazilian instrumentation with the top vocalists from the UK reggae scene, among them Levi Roots, Tena Stelin and Christine Miller; re-pressed twice due to worldwide demand it became one of the most popular UK roots albums in years. Always innovators, Dubkasm handed the album over to top Bristol producers like Pinch, RSD and Headhunter for remixing, with incredible results, crossing boundaries and expanding their loyal fan-base.

Kayla Painter


Practicing in the more academic reaches of sound design, Kayla Painter is a composer, producer and sound design artist. If you caught her set at Simple Things Festival or her debut at Glastonbury (Glade Stage) in 2017 you will no doubt have witnessed her unusual array of audio samples adopting field recordings as an intrinsic part of her live performance and recorded works. As a Masters graduate and a multi disciplinary artist Kayla’s works are part evolutionary, part exploratory with various media such as stop motion animation, installation, and film.

Kayla has been chosen by Gilles Peterson as a Future Bubbler, a scheme which provides mentoring and a host of industry opportunities for 10 emerging artists around the UK. She has spent two years as a lecturer at the University of South Wales and is currently the Course Leader of Songwriting at The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Bristol.

DATE: 5th June 2019
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: Colston Hall Terrace Bar

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