Wicked Dub Division

Italy
Electronic Groove Reggae
Wicked Dub Division

Wicked Dub Division were born in 2005 in Italy, stemming from an idea by drummer GP Ennas and bassist King Claudio. After a series of singles on vinyl produced for the sound systems scene, they released their first album entitled Wadada in 2011. The 2014 arrival of Michela Grena as singer and Massimiliano Peak (dub live set) marked a new starting point for the ensemble towards a path of musical experiment, mixing blazing and hypnotic sounds with powerful and minimal beats.

After the initial experience The Rootical Dub Session, in homage to the origins of reggae's roots revisited in dub, Wicked Dub Division experimented by creating new songs in a unique style, culminating with the release of 2015 album Dub Drops (including singles Autumn Drops and How Many Women). Within a year the band had achieved numerous important goals: performing on many stages across Italy and beyond, opening for the Twinkle Brothers, Dub Inc and 99 Posse as well as playing at Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. In July of 2015 they won the Critics Award at Amnesty International Italy’s 'Voices for Freedom' contest, with their song New Slavery.

Their 2016 followup album Red was preceded by the singles Freedom and Roots and Wings. In 2017 they released the 12" single Lion for Roots Cooperation and the collaborative Mama with the North East Ska Jazz Orchestra, a song that marks the beginnings of this important collaboration between the two bands from northeastern Italy and whose video reaches almost 20 million views. In 2019, a new single is released as a result of this collaboration: You Can Fly.

Between 2016 and 2018 Michela Grena has also collaborated as a vocalist with Zion Train. They've appeared together at the HeartBeat Festival in Mexico, on their German tour, at Bologna Dub Club with Dub Dadda, at
Uprising in Slovakia and on the Italian ZT30 tour.

After a 2019 summer busy with concerts at important festivals (Sounds of words in Poland, Bababoom in Italy, Overjam in Slovenia, Electroruga Buzad in Romania, PortoEtno in Croatia) in September 27 they released their fourth album Deepest, followed by the 2020 single Revolutionary Souls.

In May 2022 they published the album Live Studio Session #1 together with the North East Ska Jazz Orchestra, consisting of 9 songs recorded live by both bands together. A work that consolidates the collaboration and leads them to perform on numerous stages throughout Europe, including the Polish macro event Pol'and'Rock in 2023, which has around 700,000 attendees each year. The concert of the two bands is voted by the public as one of the best live performances of the edition.

While Wicked Dub Division's live activity continues with a tour that will take them to Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, France, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Austria and Italy in 2024, their studio work is also progressing. The single Not In My Name in collaboration with the English MC YT, released in June 2024, is the first in a series of upcoming productions.

Videos
  • Wicked Dub Division live ORF 2022 - 08 07 2022 (full show)
    Wicked Dub Division live ORF 2022 - 08 07 2022 (full show)
  • Wicked Dub Division feat. Baltimores - Heroes Never Give Up
    Wicked Dub Division feat. Baltimores - Heroes Never Give Up
  • Wicked Dub Division - Revolutionary Souls [Official Video 2020]
    Wicked Dub Division - Revolutionary Souls [Official Video 2020]
  • Wicked Dub Division - Roots & Wings "Warriors" Version - Studio Live Session
    Wicked Dub Division - Roots & Wings "Warriors" Version - Studio Live Session
Discography
Not in My Name
Not in My Name
2024
Wicked Dub Division Meets North East Ska Jazz Orchestra (Live Studio Session #1)
Wicked Dub Division Meets North East Ska Jazz Orchestra (Live Studio Session #1)
2022
Brixton Records
Deepest
Deepest
2019
Wdd Dub Production
Red
Red
2016
Wdd Dub Production
Line up
Band

Michela Grena - Voice
GP Ennas - Drums
King Claudio - Bass
Peak - Dub Live Set

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