The sound of Future Dub Orchestra meets Dubmatix is a hybrid of “Cinematic Electronica” and “Leftfield Chill” deeply rooted in Dub, merging into lush vibes, low-end love, and atmospheric layers.
Initiated by J.T. Clarke of FDO (Future Dub Orchestra) when he approached Dubmatix about doing a collaboration of two songs turned into an E.P. with accompanying dub versions. Dub On Dub.
The “Innerblues” of Bristol (Future Dub Orchestra) meets the “frontline dub” of Toronto (Dubmatix) in a very exciting and upgraded sound experience.
A delectable showcase full of versions, vibrations and vocal mutations, madness and method, drum and bass, roots and future II.
The tracks included in the 2021 doc Sky Documentary on The Vanguard Bristol Street Art & Culture.
“Yes I! Intergalactic Dub of the Highest Order!”
Nico & Michelle, Irie Magazine – San Francisco, CA, USA
“…longtime Dubmatix fan!”
Don Letts, BBC Radio
“Modern Dub at its finest!”
Drew Keller, WUTK-FM 90.3 – Knoxville, TN, USA
DJ Goldfinger, CIUT 89.5 FM – Toronto Canada
Future Dub Orchestra: The musical talent that is the work of songwriter, producer and Musician J.T. Clarke.
The Sound is part of the DNA of the collective, according to J.T, who traces his passion for music back to first hearing the Dub sound systems of the St Paul’s Carnival in his youth.
Sneaking into the now legendary club the Dug-Out at a very young age, listening to Bristol Music Pioneers Wild Bunch, Smith & Mighty, & many more talented Bristol musicians, was a significant influence, along with the emergence of Hip Hop fresh from the Bronx, & music ranging from Kraftwerk to Roy Ayers, funk & soul & a record collection of American & European Imports.
J.T. cut his musical teeth during an apprenticeship with the now-legendary Coach House Studios in Clifton, the same studio that gave us bands such as Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead.
Future Dub Orchestra is committed to pushing the musical boundaries to take the music into new directions, and cites influences as diverse as Electronica, Dub, D&B Electronic Soul, and Film Music. From the outset the ethos has been that the music should form the center around which a creative collective could grow.
Future Dub Orchestra is a collective of musicians working under the guidance of J.T. Clarke. Their stage setup varies from a four-piece band, right up to a full orchestra with all the variables in between. Over the years a large number of talented musicians have come to work with the Future Dub Orchestra adding their talent to the collective.
The result is an evolutionary, but truly shared process that continues through all the stages of composition – lyrics, instrumentation, backing vocals, right up to and including live performance.
The first time you play something live, with that buzz and energy, it’s like hearing it for the first time, and you can always learn from that.
Future Dub Orchestra have been creating and honing their atmospheric sound at festivals, clubs, across the UK & Europe including touring.
Future Dub Orchestra’s unique sound is the result of an evolutionary, but truly shared, process that continues through all the stages of composition – lyrics, instrumentation, & vocals, right up to and including live performance that have seen them perform on main stages throughout the UK & Europe.
With major promoters booking them for shows supporting bands like: Roni Size, Sub Motion Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax, Red Snapper Gentleman’s Dub Club & many more, they continue to gain rave reviews for their exciting live performances.