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Calamalka

Vancouver-based experienced skateboarder Michael Campitelli found dub just how many skate kids would, through the Poor Brains. The occasionally hardcore, occasionally reggae group’s dub monitors led Campitelli towards the Jamaican dub of Ruler Tubby, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Scientist, and Lee “Damage” Perry. Currently a enthusiast of hip-hop, Campitelli noticed the partnership between rap and dub. Both had been digital and studio-based music and both had been to are likely involved in influencing his very own dub clothing, Calamalka. Going for a break from his drumming and bass playing in the Vancouver rings Kinnie Starr, Lux, and Nefro, Campitelli done his very own and released the Calamalka EP in 2000. Great critiques and positive opinions from like-minded suppliers (Ryan Moore of Twilight Circus AUDIO SYSTEM, Stefan Betke of Pole, and Omar Celemetson of Supersoul) result in a dialog using the Connect Study label, who indicated desire for adding Calamalka with their roster. Focus on the recording was underway when Campitelli was approached by movie director Nathaniel Geary, who was simply buying soundtrack to his film Around the Corner. Campitelli completed the soundtrack, completed his recording, and released Shredders Dub in Sept of 2004.

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