are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for more than 15 years. The band are heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture and have been since the 90s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period.
They are one of the finest live dub acts in the world and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best live vocalists.
Zion Train 'Dub Revolutionaries: the very best of'
Release date: 20/06/11
Zion Train are BACK, with a fantastic new collection of all their greatest tracks selected by lifelong Zion Train colleagues - Maken of Warsaw and Les Earthdoctor of Wales
collects together classic and rare tracks from this internationally respected dub collective and one of John Peel's favourite live acts.
Beginning as a sound-system in the late 80s, Zion Train fused dub with minimal-techno & global influences to redefine dub music in the 90s. In 2007 they received the recognition they deserved when the greatly anticipated ninth studio album, 'Live as One', received the hugely coverted 'Best Dub Album' at the Jamaican Reggae Grammys.
Up to now their tours have taken them across the USA, Asia, South America and Europe making them part of the top elite in the Dub scene and one of the most popular dub acts in the world today.
Featuring material from throughout their career this 2CD set was compiled with the bands full cooperation and includes dancehall smashes, vinyl-only rarities and a never before released radio session for John Peel.
would not have happened without the fantastically diverse group of artists who have contributed to the music and supported Zion Train through their 4 decade spanning existence . These include; Colin Cod, Dave Tench, Sis K, Molara, Mene Man, Dave Fullwood, Chris Petter, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings, Afrikan Simba, Matt Black, Malcolm Owen, Macka B, Neville Staples, Dubdadda, Marcus Campbell, Paolo Polcari, YT, P Lush, Earl 16, Stefanos Paterakis & Neil Perch.
many thanks to them for their help. ONE LOVE!
Tour Dates 2011
28th April - Boomtown Festival warmup, Lakota, Bristol
15th May - Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire, UK
27th May - -Plymouth Volksfest, Plymouth, UK
29th May - -Sandsifter Sessions, Gwithian, Cornwall , UK
10th June - Eden Festival, Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, UK
6th August - Symmetry festival, Suffolk, UK
17th September - Hemstock, Evershot, Dorset, UK
18th September - Alchemy Festival, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire, UK
29th September - The Junction, Cambridge, UK
30th September - The Arts Centre Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
1st October - CeLL B Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, UK
7th October - The Pavilion, Cork, Ireland
8th October - Dolan's, Limerick, Ireland
9th October - The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
22 October - Passing Clouds, Dalston, London
28th October - Eat Your Greens, Masque, Liverpool
For all updated European Tour dates check Wobblyweb.com/zt/