Asian Dub Foundation

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Asian Dub Foundation was formed in 1993 at the Community Music centre in Farringdon, London, England, which had been established by jazz drummer John Stevens. The inaugural sound system line-up featured two of the centre’s teachers, Dr Das (Aniruddha Das; bass/tabla) and Pandit G (b. John Pandit; decks/mixer), and one of their students, Master D (b. Deedar Zaman; vocals). Chandrasonic (b. Steve Chandra Savale; guitar), Bubble-E (dancer), and Sun-J (b. Sanjay Tailor; decks/keyboards) had been added to the line-up by 1995. The band performs a combination of ragga, garage punk and traditional Indian ragas, which has proved especially popular on the festival circuit where they have built a huge following. They performed at the Essential Roots day festivals, sharing the same stage as Bunny Wailer, Buju Banton, Augustus Pablo and Lee Perry. In 1995, following the previous year’s Conscious EP, Asian Dub Foundation released Facts & Fictions, which clearly...

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