Dub / Regga
The Meditations, Dr. Israel
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
The Legendary Meditations: Ansel Cridland, Danny Clarke and Winston Watson, have been a part of the reggae music scene for over 30 years.
dr. Israel is a vocalist, producer, engineer, actor and revolutionary based in Brooklyn New York. The Doctor’s work has always had a foundation in the deep tradition of dub, dance hall and reggae, but what makes him stand out is his ability to fuse these styles with drum and bass, hip hop, and even punk and metal. His trademark sonically devastating bass tones and politically conscious lyrics are always delivered in a surprisingly accessible format for such an underground Icon.
The doctor has assembled his own studio compound in a clandestine Brooklyn warehouse, where he has been producing chart-topping trax for over a decade. These releases include his debut album, “7 Tales of Israel”, a classic in the dub/jungle scene, his sophomore effort “Inna City Pressure” an underground hit which moved over 10.000 units in the first few months after its street date, and “Patterns of War” Which topped the CMJ, (#1 at world music for 7 weeks). In addition the doctor has made countless guest appearances, and production/remix cameos, too many to mention here, but they include remix, production and vocal work with the likes off Rancid, Sepultura, Praxis, Bill Laswell, Santo Gold, and Sublime to name a few.
dr. Israel is also known for his dynamic stage presence and aggressive vocal style. He has appeared Live all over the world, The U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Japan. These performances include solo sets and vocal guest appearances at venues and festivals including the Royal Festival Hall (London), (Fuji Rock (Japan), Reggae on the River (North Cal), and the Sync Festival (Athens Greece). Doc is equally comfortable in a 200-seat club, or at stadium gig (reggae on the river had over 17,000 crazed fans), and he always manages to stir the crowd into frenzy. In the studio and on the stage the doctor consistently receives accolades and acclamations from the international press community, with great reviews from Japan to France to the U.S. Just ask rolling stone, Vibe, or the Village Voice, or check out the countless reviews online.
In addition to Music the good doctor has recently delved into screen as well. He has some substantial air time in the documentary Awake Zion by Monica Haim, and the short film “Ascend into Zion”, which he starred in and co-wrote, was picked up by Palm Pictures in their joint venture with Comcast VOD. Also you can catch a portrait of doc in the opening sequence of the Sharon Stone movie “Prime”
As we enter into 2009 dr. Israel finds himself with a few different irons in the fire. He is fronting Method of Defiance, a live Drum and Bass/Dub/Hip-Hop unit consisting of Bill Laswell, Toshinori Kondo, Bernie Worrell, D.J. Krush, Guy Licata and doc on vocals. He also appears as a guest Vocalist for Heavyweight dub Champion, a San Francisco based trip-hop/dub collective. Doc is currently in the studio writing and recording a new solo record; the long awaited follow up to “Inna City Pressure”. The project is slated for a single release in late spring with the full length in the early fall. Once again doc is creating a project based in dub baselines, and conscious lyrics that will touch on many other various influences. Collaborators include Lady K, The mad Professor, Bernie Worrell, Killah Priest, to name a few. With the legendary Bill Laswell on production and mixing duties as well.
With these new musical projects, his foray’s into film and acting, and his uniquely revolutionary approach look for the good doctor to be making a great deal of noise in the very new future.
DJ BloodPreshah is Colorado's Premier Reggae Music DJ and Reggae Music Specialist. He has been involved in the Reggae Music Industry for over 15 years, As a Top DJ, Audio Engineer,On Air Talent, Booking Agent, and Promoter.
His Extensive Reggae Music Industry Knowledge and entertainment experience are well-formed from both a client perspective and a business perspective. Over the last fifteen years he has:
*Been featured in Local Colorado and International Newspapers and Magazines for his unique talents including being recognized as One of the best reggae dj / programmers in the area.
*Been Hired by many local nightclub and concert venue owners/booking agents to perform and support headling acts for numerous local and regional reggae music events. DJ BloodPreshah has additionally travelled around the US as a DJ opening events and as an Audio Engineer for live Reggae Music Bands and Live Concert Events.
*Served as a Guest DJ on Local Reggae Radio Programs including Reggae Bloodlines, 88.5FM KGNU,Boulder,1190AM KVCU Boulder. Denver, CO, The Reggae Remedy Radioshow,Vail,Colorado
and Eggs Over Irie Radio Show, Vail,Colorado.
BloodPreshah's love for Reggae music began at an early age when he was exposed to a vast variety of music as a child. Born and raised in New York, BP was provided with a unique musical base filled with selections from every genre of music. At the Age of 21, he Moved from New York to Colorado and began building his own collection of music, Ranging from Early HipHop to Reggae and Dancehall Music. Originally a Reggae Musician and Drummer, BloodPreshah decided to become a DJ in the early part of 1997 when after leaving 8750 Reggae Band, fulfilled his dream to become a 1 Man DJ Band. Using the Music in his collection he has always aimed at bringing the Live Reggae Music experience to life through the DJ platform. By the year 2000 he honed his natural talent for selecting and playing music by working as a DJ for local events,radio stations, nightclubs and anywhere else people would listen. He earned his Well Known DJ Moniker one day at a denver coffee shop, where a jamaican friend pronounced him BLOODPRESHAH.
BloodPreshah's unrivaled devotion to reggae music and entertainment industry experience have placed him at the top of the Local Reggae Music Scene and earned him both local, and regional recognition, awards, and has made him one of the most sought after dj's in the industry.
$12.00 - $27.00