Pistols to play the closing party of The Legendary Maria am Ostbahnhof in Berlin

After 13 years at two different locations more or less across the street from each other, in the very heart of Berlin, The Maria am Ostbahnhof, regarded by many to be one of the most important and seminal subculture locations in Germany or indeed any where else, is getting ready for a three day long rave which will end with the club finally closing its doors, for the last time ! The ground where it stands has been sold, the building will be demolished and in 2012 work will start on erecting a new Hotel complex. 

The founder of the club Ben Di Biel, and Corin Arnold ( ed2000 ), worked together in two previous locations before the Maria, both illegal hot spots in the immediate post “fall of the wall” Berlin, where they also lived in the same squat together. Due to a trust and respect built up between them over former years, Eds idea to stage a big event on the clubs first new years eve 98/99 , called “Tonight were gonna party like its 1999” was taken on board. Back then it was all about Big Beat and the emerging Nu Skool Breaks scene. No one else would host this sound. Ben Di Biel immediately said, “Lets Do It” !
The event blew up beyond any expectations. By the second try out in March 99, it was called Dangerous Drums, and when that night was also a runaway success Maria offered itself as a permanent homebase for the event. In April 99 Dj Vela came on board and put the whole show on the efficient and professional tip that set it up to run as it has until today !

Now 13 years later, dangerous Drums is Marias longest running event series, and has happened more than any other party in the club . The 50th time Dangerous Drums rocks the Maria will be on Thursday May 19, as the kickoff event to the final three day rave at this hallowed venue. For this very special night, there could only ever be one very special guest ! Mr Barry Ashworth of the Dub Pistols.

Barry is the most invited international headliner to Dangerous Drums in its 13 years. He is also the only non Berliner to have been taken onboard as a Resident. That is really saying something, when one considers that amongst the artists who got their first ever gigs in Berlin at Dangerous Drums, are Vini (RIP), Dj Icey, The Plump Djs, Soul of Man, Elite Force, Meat Katie, Rennie Pilgrem, Evil 9, Kode 9, Horsepower Productions, Ben and Lex, Lee Coombs, the list is very long !

And Barry can even take a large part of the credit for the party series having got further than its 40th event, when after a heavy giging schedule in the days and weeks before he went down with a serious case of total exhaustion, and still turned up to play as he had promised to. Without a doubt, at what was a tipping point for the whole Dangerous Drums project, without Barry the night could well have bombed, and we might not be where we are today , getting ready to host him for number 50, at what promises to be one of the true milestone events in the history of Berlin Club Life. 

Maria is closing. For three days we will be celebrating what we have all achieved and experienced in over a decade of cutting edge party culture at this outstanding location, and on Thutsday May 19 Dangerous Drums will kick the whole thing of in fine style, with the perfect Headliner for such an auspicious occasion . The Dub Pistols front man Mr Barry Ashworth , together with Mc Sir Real. Theres still time to get a cheap flight

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Dub Pistols Live in Brighton this Saturday

The Dub Pistols will be playing the Live and Unsigned Tour at The Hove Centre in Brighton on Saturday 16thApril. The punk, dance, reggae duo will be taking to the stage as special guests.

Dub Pistols will be rocking Brighton with a selection of their best hits and tracks, including offerings from their latest album Rum & Coke and will be supported by all the best original talent Live and Unsigned has to offer.

To purchase tickets for the Live and Unsigned Regional Final Showcase Tour and see Dub Pistolsvisit www.liveandunsigned.uk.com/tickets/purchaseTo find out more about the Dub Pistols visitwww.dubpistolsmusic.co.uk

Dub Pistols Compile new Midnight Sounds Album

THE HIT SOUND OF THE DUB PISTOLS AT MIDNIGHT ROCK

The first in a new series from Roots Records, bringing in guest compilers to pick the choice sounds from the Hit Sound and Midnight Rock catalogue.
· First up is the legendary Barry Ashworth from The Dub Pistols, picking artists like Anthony Johnson, King Tubby, Barry Brown and Jah Thomas. For fans of Soul Jazz, Blood & Fire and Greensleeves Records.

TRACK LISTING

1. Words Of My Mouth – Al Campbell
2. Blow Mr Hornsman Blow – U Brown
3. African Jump – Bongo Herman
4. She Afi Come A Me – Anthony Johnson
5. I’ve Got To Go – George Nooks
6. Rain Dub – Roots Radics V Scientist
7. General 007 – Jah Thomas
8. Movements Of Jah – Barry Brown
9. Palaving Spree – Ranking Toyan
10. Steal Away Girl – Sugar Minott
11. History Of Jamaica – Early B
12. Long Time Dub – King Tubby V Roots Radics
13. Ready For The Love – Angela Stewart
14. Ram The Session – Bobby Melody

http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/products/VariousArtists-TheHitSoundOfTheDubPistolsAtMidnightRock-Roots-75842.html

DUB PISTOLS LIVE IN STRASBOURG JUNE 11th

Dub Pistols have today confirmed they will perform live in Strasbourg, France on June 11th @ Centre autonome jeune as part of the Contre temps festival.

This is one of only a few shows the band are gonna play this year in France and will be showcasing some new tracks from their forthcoming 5th Studio album “Music is my M16″ due out later this year.

DUB PISTOLS @ GLASTONBURY 2011

 The highlight of last years festival season for the Dub Pistols has to be our storming set in the Dance Village @ Glastonbury, The Pistols rocked to a packed Marquee and had the whole place bouncing Barry was then asked by Neville Staples (The Specials) to get back on stage for Neville’s encore and sing “Gangsters” with him, which Barry now puts up there as one of the highlights of his career.

The Dub Pistols are delighted that the DP Soundsytem has been invited back to play a set @ 20:30pm on the Cube Stage on Saturday 25th June, we look forward to seeing you all again bouncing down the front.

http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/

This Friday @ The Orange Rooms in Southampton

The Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth will be mashing it up on the decks at Southamtons premier night club this Friday, The night “Fridays are too damn funky” is part of the Orange Rooms 10th Anniversary, Joining Barry will be none other than Wrongtom who has recently been producing the uk’s nos 1 hip hop artist Roots Manuva.

Full info http://www.orangerooms.co.uk/southampton/

Dub Pistols mash up mix free download

http://soundcloud.com/dubpistol/dub-pistols-hip-hop-reggae-mix

Free Barry Ashworth Breaks mix to Download

Dub Pistols Barry Ashworth drops a mix of Breaks & Crack house for those that like their breakbeats free download

 

http://soundcloud.com/dubpistol/dub-pistols-mix-1-master

The Beat-herder festival 2011 line up

The Dub Pistols have had the honour of closing this amazing festival for the last 4 years, its become our second home and is run by people who wear their heart on their sleeves.

This year they have raised the bar even higher with a line up that is out of this world and away from the mainstream crap.

Get involved people!http://www.beatherder.co.uk/ "> http://www.beatherder.co.uk/ 

SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO LIVE, WE HAVE BAND, DUB PISTOLS LIVE, TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS (T.E.E.D), THE LANCASHIRE HOT POTS, LAZY HABITS, THE CORRESPONDENTS 

MR SCRUFF, MYLO, PLUMP DJS, RIVA STARR, BOY 8 BIT, JUSTIN ROBERTSON, ANDREW WEATHERALL, JON CARTER, UTAH SAINTS, CRAIG CHARLES DJ SET, DRUMS OF DEATH, A SKILLZ, KRAFTY KUTS, REVEREND SOUND SYSTEM, MOOQEE (BOMBSTRIKES), TONI JARVIS (TOOLROOM), CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES, MARC ROBERTS, THE BAR STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN, EDDIE EARTHQUAKE & THE TREMORS, COVERED IN COOL……..to be continued

‘A completely back to basics festival. It’s built upon the simple principles of having fun, having a dance, and escaping the corporate machine for one weekend’   NME

‘Beat Herder is also the most heart-on-sleeve northern festival we’ve been to’  DROWNED IN SOUND

‘The onus is on the likeminded aspect – everyone is friendly, fact’ CLASH

‘When it comes to atmosphere, Beat-Herder ought to be the dictionary definition of ‘Festival’ - VIRTUAL FESTIVALS

DUB PISTOLS @ SNOWBOMBING

Less than a week to go to the start of the greatest event on snow and Snowbombing have released their full time table, its a massive line up Headlined by The Prodigy.

The DUB PISTOLS will play the main arena @ Racket club on tuesday night alongside Magnetic Man & Professor Green

Volvo Snowbombing is a festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs and white-hot parties… An exhilarating week-long whirlwind of brilliant bands and world class DJs in the chocolate box alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria. Always scaling new heights; we are ever-upping the alpine ante… And as we approach our twelfth annual event, Snowbombing is now regarded by many as, ‘The Greatest Show on Snow’. A unique, mischievous celebration that everyone should experience.

http://www.snowbombing.com/en/

The Dub Pistols will head off from Snowbombing after a few day partying and continue their tour with shows

April 5th The Racket Club, Snowbombing

April 9th Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn Austria

April 10th Sommer Casino, Basel, Switzerland

April 11th The Loft, Merribel, France

April 12th The Loop Bar, Tignes, France

April 13th The Funky Fox, Courchevel, France