SummaryVP Records and Vans are proud to announce the release of Dub Rockers Volume 1, a groundbreaking compilation that combines Jamaica's top artists with popular U.S. and Euro-based reggae acts. The 10-track collection, set to be released August 27 on VP Records' newly founded imprint Dub Rockers, will feature collaborations between Slightly Stoopid and Capleton, Bad Brains and Angelo Moore of Fishbone, SOJA and Gentleman, Rebelution and I-Wayne and much more.
As the official sponsor, Vans will host a Dub Rockers' album release party at their House of Vans skate park and music venue in Brooklyn, NY and release a limited edition mid-top black sneaker donning Rastafarian accents of red, gold and green. Professional skateboarder and DJ John Cardiel, who is sponsored by Vans, will contribute a Dub Rockers Volume 1 mixtape and also spin at various events around the album release.
Today, reggae music continues to thrive with a set of new acts who have brought the genre full circle. However, unlike in decades past, this evolution is not emanating exclusively from Jamaica. With our 21st century access to technology, reggae has become a global community, and new styles can emerge from all corners of the globe. In almost every sub-genre of reggae music, there is a foreign artist who is making a significant impact. Dub Rockers Volume 1 is a recognition of this reality, and has been a unification process for the community at large. This album is intended to break down barriers and cross borders.