Founded in 2000 by drummer Daniel Spahni (LKJ, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Dennis Bovell and many more), Dub Dancers was, at first, only a recording project, but was refounded in 2012 to present the music on stage to a live audience. From these early years come "Cabatterista" (2000) and "Sunny spot" (2004).
The new combo is an 8 piece band, and proposes an original blend of instrumental jazzy tunes, on reggae to ska beats, served by a large horn section, with solid riddim and a hint of dub.
Mixed by Dennis Bovell (who also contributes 2 new songs to the album), "Back to ska" presents original music, written by Spahni and arranged by Dub Dancers, as well as intemporal classics of Jazz music interpreted in ska style.
Also on the album is Phil POW Santschi (HeartBeatBand feat. Rico, The Mad Lighters) with 2 previously unreleased songs.
From Ska to Lovers Rock and Reggae, Spahni's Dub Dancers play positive vibrations for you.
Daniel Spahni (drums)
Ivan Bessire (bass)
Cyprien Rochat (guitar)
Claude-Alain Biedermann (keyboards)
Phil Balmer (trombone) or Samuel Blaser (trombone)
Fred Stalder (trumpet)
Lionel Perrinjaquet (alto sax)
Amin Mokdad (flute, tenor sax)