The Heavymanners meets Scientist: 'Extermination Dub'

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The Heavymanners meets Scientist: 'Extermination Dub'

Takeshi Akimoto prefers to go by the name Heavy, and not without good reason: the bassist has helped power some of the most vital statements in Japanese dub over the past couple of decades. After splitting from former group Dry & Heavy in 2001, he went on to form The Heavymanners with producer Goth-Trad – who's now better known as the king of Japanese dubstep. The unit has since morphed into a more conventional dub reggae band, and now celebrates the release of its new album Extermination Dub, mixed by legendary dub engineer Scientist and featuring appearances by Jamaican musicians such as renowned drummer Sly Dunbar. At this Liquidroom gig, The Heavymanners will be joined by dancehall singer Rumi (who guested on recent album Survival), hip hop unit Simi Lab, and the rap combo of Dengaryu and Killer Bong.

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