Out of Saint-Etienne, inside France’s industrial heartland, comes an 8 piece reggae outfit known as Dub Inc. They reached out to The Pier from across the pond upon the June 30th release of their new Paradise Tour (Live at L’Olympia) live album. We agreed to give away a live version of their song “Better Run”. Read more about this group and pick up the track for FREE..
You can download Dub Inc’s LIVE version of “Better Run” for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, July 4th, 2015.
Dub Inc – “Better Run” (Live) – Download HERE
“Better Run” Background:
Dub Inc, who hails from France, put out their last studio album Paradise on October 14th, 2013. What ensued was a Paradise Tour in support of the new album where the group recorded their live album and set at L’Olympia music hall in Paris, France.
Dub Inc toured the Paradise show not only in arena’s across France, but in more than 28 countries. Dub Inc brought their mix of reggae, hip-hop and world to Brazil, Argentina, Lebanon, Russia, New Zealand, Morocco, Australia, UK and Turkey amongst others!
The band negotiated more than 140 gigs and festivals over one year of nonstop touring, with a flamboyant show to the delight of an increasing multicultural fan base.
Paradise is the fourth self-produced band’s studio album, released in 2013 on Dub Inc own label. With sales reaching 35,000 copies for this release alone and with their growing international profile, Dub Inc reaffirm its status of a major live band operating with a complete independent spirit.
The new live album includes 20 live songs including this week’s FREE MP3 Leak with “Better Run.” As the group told The Pier, “This song talk about immigration and exile in general, to be far from our country and how to build a new life somewhere else.”
You can purchase Dub Inc’s new live Paradise Tour (Live at L’Olympia) album on iTunes by clicking HERE!
Dub Inc. Background:
Originally from Saint-Etienne in France’s industrial heartland, Dub Inc fuse classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. They create an intoxicating musical hybrid with highly charged and socially conscious songs which have earned them cult status in their native France.
Their wild, high-octane live performances led to an ever expanding and loyal fan base. With a fierce independent spirit and away from the media spotlight, Dub Inc have become the most successful reggae band playing in Europe today, and are now a fixture at major festivals across the world, having already appeared at Paleo, Francofolies, WOMAD and headlined Rototom Sunsplash or Summerjam.
Charismatic lead singers Hakim “Bouchkour” Meridja and Aurelien “Komlan” Zohou sing in English, French and Kabyle (a Berber language native to Algeria). Backed by deep rolling bass (Moritz Von Korff), keyboards (Frédéric Peyron and Idir Derdiche), guitar (Jérémie Grégeois) and drums (Grégory “Zigo” Mavridorakis), Bouchkour and Komlan convey strong positive messages through their striking vocals creating music with a truly universal appeal.
Since forming in 1997, Dub Inc have produced five studio albums, two EP’s and a live album. Their new album Paradise (2013, Diversité) perfectly embodies the potent combination of infectious energy, distinctive melody and engaged, combative lyrics.
Huge thanks again to Dub Inc for allowing us to share their new live version of “Better Run” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Alexis Rieger
Listen: Dub Inc – “Better Run” (Megamix ft Ky-mani Marley & Morgan Heritage)