New Dub City
Music is the bond that unites all people. Drumming, dance, bass and beats combine to bring nations together, to share in the joy and the passion that music can produce.
- Ali MC
From the heart of the Western Desert to the southland of Aotearoa; from inner-city Melbourne to the remote Top End. The global sounds of New Dub City are reflected in a commitment to spread their music – and their message – to all people.
As producer and frontman of New Dub City, Ali MC oversees an ever-evolving lineup of musicians, DJ's, producers and vocalists, to create a sound that is truly global. West African drumming, Indigenous didgeridoo and Haitian voodoo beats blend with the bass of dub, the beat of hip hop and the skank of ska.
Ali MC started New Dub City in order to forge a musical project that reflected his worldview. A music that would be inclusive and original in sound, challenging in its politics, and uncompromising in its performance. Since then, New Dub City has released numerous albums, performed over 100 shows, toured the remote Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Arnhem Land and Tiwi Islands, and released a short music documentary, all under Ali MC’s own record label, Raspect Records.
Along the way, Ali MC has collaborated with name producers such as Metalheadz’ Mikal and Big Dada’s Lotek, and incorporated the visual work of artists of the calibre of Freestylee, Gordon Bennett and ELK.
Through New Dub City, Ali MC continues to explore the ways in which music can bring people together, and as a way to spread a message of hope and social justice.