“When you blow a tire in the Holland tunnel at 3am on a Saturday night heading back to New Jersey, you start thinking, is this worth it...“ Says Nick Paolise, Producer/bassist for Dub Proof. Dub Proof has been beating a path out of Asbury Park, NJ since 2008. From performing as a backup band for Nina Sky to playing Live on the Artie Lange Show, Dub Proof has earned the respect of industry professionals.
The band has worked with legendary Dub producer Scientist. Dub Proof has even made a mark on the hip-hop scene backing up famed Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz on his North East tour.
The Dub Proof line up has been a various cast of characters, with the constant being Paolise. The current line up comprised of Nick "Turtle" Paolise (bass), Rory “Roke” Fream (guitar & lead vocals), Pat Clarke (drums), Dave “Dr. Dave” Hollander (sax & k/b), and Joe Harvard (guitar) and Kenny P (Drums). Formed in 2007, the band has become known for it's hardworking professionalism, intriguingly original live sound and freewheeling shows.
Regardless of the line up the bands sound has maintained its original dub vibe. Minor tones, deep bass, and trailing echoes that are all trademarks of Dub Proofs sound. “I love instrumental reggae, Augustus Pablo is my biggest inspiration” said Paolise. Dub Proofs music is heavily reminiscent of classic 70s dub reggae with elements of Jazz, and old-school boom-bap Hip-Hop.
This self-titled debut album is a great representation of Dub Proof's freewheeling style. Featuring new material and classic fan favorites Not Enough, Slowmotion, All For Nothin', and Irish Coffee Dub! For the fans the wait is finally over, for the new listeners press play and take the ride.
released June 8, 2018
Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Nick Paolise at Green Stream LLC
If you took the conscience of Bob Marley, the funk of George Clinton, the boom-bap of classic hip-hop, and the abstract
delays and reverbs of 70's dub reggae you'd have the recipe for Dub Proof's songs. While occasionally venturing into more psychedelic and jazzy territory the band has always emphasized paring rhythms down to their essence and staying true to what they believe is the root of music...more