New York, USA – The ‘Stand Up!’ Tour kicked off in New York City on Thursday, March 11th 2004, when Trumystic and Mad Professor shared the stage for the first time ever in support of their collaboration on Trumystic’s February release single ‘Stand Up!’ (TMG Records/Ariwa Sounds).
Over the following two weeks, Dub and Reggae enthusiasts in select cities will have an opportunity to experience rare Live Dub performance in intimate settings. As each stage converts to virtual live studio, UK dub producer Mad Professor will provide
mixing background to live sets performed by Trumystic, covering new and classic
material from both performers. Trumystic, Brooklyn’s most devoted Dub Rockers, are coming out of their busiest year with over 100 performances in 2003 alone.
Before the end of the year, Trumystic recorded the single Stand Up, prelude to an upcoming Dub Power album, set to release May 15th. Most notably, the Stand Up single represents the first collaboration between Brooklyn’s new-school beat scientists and the most influential Dub producer of the last two decades, Mad Professor. Politically charged, the project is already gaining recognition as the next revolutionary incarnation of conscious dub and rock fusion, reminiscent of the legendary 70s collaboration between The Clash and Mad Professor’s
predecessor and mentor, Lee “Scratch” Perry.
The tour will also highlight sampling of over two decades of acclaimed releases
from Mad Professor, as well as showcase the material from the upcoming ‘Sly and
Robbie meet the Mad Professor’ release (Ras Records). Dub fans coming out for
Stand Up shows can expect Mad Professor to unleash a thinking spectrum of sound
in a live setting, where he likes to surprise the listener. Mad Professor is
expected to pull out tricks from live feeds and mix them up on the spot using
his virtual studio on stage, assuring that no two shows will ever be the same.
The goal of the Stand Up tour is to reach out to audiences, from town to town,
person to person, delivering conscious music reminiscent of the time when the
word communication was synonymous with the word sound (Nigerian word Ariwa). Mad
Professor and Trumystic want to show that music remains the most effective
avenue of communication where people from different cultures and backgrounds can
meet and openly connect with one another. “We’re not offering a self-help
program“, explains Trumystic’s Reggie Hodges, “We are motivated by a
realization that we can move in a positive direction when we think globally and
Fans interested in hearing a preview of the Stand Up single can visit
Trumystic’s website, trumystic.net.
STAND UP TOUR DATES INCLUDE
3/11/04 New York City, NY (S.O.B.s)
3/12/04 Kingston, NY (forum.)
3/13/04 Stratton, VT (Red Fox)
3/14/04 Portland, ME (Big Easy)
3/15/04 Boston, MA (Milky Way JP)
3/16/04 Ithaca, NY (Castaways)
3/17/04 Baltimore, MD (Funk Box)
3/18/04 Asheville, NC (Stella Blue)
3/19/04 Columbus, OH (High Five)
3/20/04 Waitsfield, VT (Eclipse Theater)
3/21/04 Northampton, MA (Pearl Street)
3/22/04 Worcester, MA (Lucky Dog)