What drew the group to reggae and dub?
Reggae and dub music is the thread that binds all of the members of Dubconscious. We all have our different backgrounds and various upbringings, but reggae music is the true music link for us. We all love Athens for so many different reasons. It is where we all live, and we are very proud to be from Athens. The main thing that drew us to reggae was the positive vibration of the music combined with very relevant, prophetic and soulful lyrics. The melodies are incredibly infectious, and the simplicity of the music is so powerful. The dub element in reggae is so attractive to us because of the ethereal effect it has with the reverb and delay elements. How did the band originally come together? Dubconscious was formed in April 2002. We are a full-on crew of eleven people now, but at that point there were two groups of three playing reggae music together. James Keane (lead guitar and vocals), who was working at Big City Bread in Athens, was approached by Adrian Zelski (rhythm guitar and lea