Dark Days Dark Times

The latest single to be taken from the forthcoming Dub Pistols album ‘Addict’ is here and available now.

Drawing on the problem of gang related gun crime from a disenfranchised youth, ‘Dark Days Dark Times’ was one of the first songs recorded for the album and highlights how austerity and its effects, like closing youth clubs etc, has driven kids onto the streets and into these gangs.

The tracks emotive message, delivered by Mc Navigator & Seanie T, flows harmoniously over atmospheric production and haunting backing vocals and gives us a further glimpse into what’s to come from the highly anticipated studio album.

Pistoleros Lager


This is a single can of Pistolero. Pistolero is a premium Helles style lager.

Pistolero is a collaboration with the Gipsy Hill Brewing Company.

It’s a premium Helles style lager, given the full treatment of time, the best malts, low temp lagering and the best hops Germany has to offer.

Goes well with Mucky Weekenders.

Featuring Barry, front-man of Dub Pistols and the original Pistolero.

Style: Helles Lager

ABV: 5.5%

Aroma Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh, Saaz

Bittering Hops: Magnum

Adjuncts: N/A

Yeast: W34/70

Malt: Pilsner, Munich, CaraPils, Acidulated

Allergens: Gluten (Barley, Oats, Wheat)

Sold as: 440ml Can

Release Date: 21/06/2



Set to feature on the band’s eagerly anticipated fifth album ‘Worshipping The Dollar’, due out on Sunday Best in April, the Dub Pistols are very proud to unveil the brand new video for their current single ‘Armageddon’.

Driven by the same raw energy which won the band DJ mag’s coveted ‘Best Live Act 2011’ award, the drum and bass infused track is one hell of a statement of intent for what’s to come on the forthcoming LP and album tour!

RUMBLEFISH “Eyes in the sky”

BARRY ASHWORTH & WILL HENSEL reignite their ‘RUMBLEFISH’ project along with MARTIN MY who joins them for their ‘EYES IN THE SKY’ release, their first on FUNCTIONAL RECORDS. Remixes come from MEDICINE 8, JERRY C4, POLAROIDS & SNAREOPHOBE. The inimitable vocals of ‘TK’ feature on this single as well as on the 1st single ‘Rumblefish’ released back in Feb. Barry & Will first put out an EP on Ugly Records a decade ago. Since then Barry has obviously been busy being a DUB PISTOL and WESTWAY RECORDS main man, leading the charge at clubs and festivals all around the world, while Will has been beavering away in west London studios under a variety of guises. Martin who has just joined ‘Rumblefish’ used to run 2 of Camden’s most respected record shops as well as producing as one half of MOVE YA & STEVE LAVERS. More recently you will find him producing as one half of DIRTY TRICKS. Dub Pistols was founded by Barry Ashworth. Guest songwriters and vocalists have included Rodney P and Terry Hall. To date, they have released three studio albums one of which was through Rob Da Banks Sunday Best label as well as contributing to numerous film soundtracks, including Blade II, Bad Company and Mystery Men. They have remixed tracks for the likes of Ian Brown, Limp Bizkit, The Crystal Method and Moby.

Out today on Westway Records

Latest Release on Barry Ashworths Westway Records

Sangers & Ra feat N’FA ‘Too Hot, Too High’ (Westway 035)


Remixes by Terry Hooligan & Filthy Rehab, Funkanomics and Keith Mackenzie



Australia’s finest, Sangers & Ra return to Westway for their second release after the last one, ‘Nasty’, crashed into the Beatport top ten. ‘Too Hot, Too High’ features N’FA of infamous hip-hop crew 1200 Techniques, and comes with some top-notch remixes too.


N’FA blazes hype over the raspy electronic bassline and bad-ass beats, giving shout-outs to Sangers & Ra and the Westway Records posse, b-boys, poppers and lockers, and anyone else who appreciates a rocking party. Just back from a European tour, Sangers & Ra are best known for their Breaks & Enter parties in Australia, but this release is certainly going to accelerate their international reputation immensely.


‘Too Hot, Too High’ comes with its own video, shot at the incredible KaZantip festival in the Ukraine a couple of months ago. See it here:


Terry Hooligan teams with Filthy Rehab for a filthy bass music re-rub of the track, tinged with elements of Major Lazer and hype electronics. US breakbeat stalwart Keith Mackenzie adds a bit of a ‘dirty Dutch’ topline and flittery synth to his reinterpretation, while the Funkanomics overhaul goes down a pounding electro-house route.


‘Too Hot, Too High’ gets a Beatport exclusive release on November 7th, with a general release on all the other download sites a fortnight later (November 21st). This is another great release from Westway – please let us know about any chart action, DJ plays or reviews. And it goes without saying – please do not share.


SoundCloud link for Original

Dub Pistols Re-Hash album available now

The Rehash album sees a number of high-profile remixers tackle classic Dub Pistols tracks from their last three albums. Ex-Leftfield man Paul Daley has re-made the second album’s title track, lilting stone cold classic ‘Six Million Ways To Live’, into a new wave electroid roller. Other remixers on the project include Matthew ‘Bushwacka’ B, one half of the acclaimed Layo & Bushwacka duo, and Wrong Tom, who has just released an album of dubwise reworkings of Roots Manuva’s back catalogue, as well as underground DJ/producer hotshots such as Ben & Lex and Kouncil House.

Rehash will precede the release of the next full Dub Pistols album – our fifth – on Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label in April.

 one of the choice cuts “Soulshakin” re hashed by Terry Hooligan and Filthy Habbit has gone straight in at Nos 1 in the Cool Cuts Buzz chart, Boom!

Get it here

The Hit Sound Of The Dub Pistols At Midnight Rock Release Date: August 22nd, 2011

Roots records kicks off a brand new series of releases with THE HIT SOUND OF THE DUB PISTOLS AT MIDNIGHT ROCK… We’re asking a whole host of DJs to trawl through their old dub and early dancehall sevens, pre’s and 12’s to come up with a truly personal musical journey taken from the archives of the Midnight Rock and Hit Sound catalogues – and kicking us off is the legendary BARRY ASHWORTH from Sunday Best’s party stalwarts and festival favourites The Dub Pistols…


Barry Ashworth, like so many Londoners, can trace his love of roots and dancehall reggae back to the heady days of punk rock when the music got its first ‘overground’ exposure alongside the punk and new wave bands who played at clubs like the Roxy and The Electric Ballroom…DJ’s like Don Letts mixed up the music between sets and introduced a healthy dose of bass heavy and often Deejay led classics from a whole variety of Jamaican legends…Barry takes up the story…”As a kid I was always hanging around Portobello Road in the west and Pettycoat Lane in the east on a weekend…not only could you hear reggae blasting out of shops and bedroom windows but you could also buy it…west London for the heavy roots sound and over in Brick Lane you could pick up ska and rocksteady for peanuts…The music became the major influence on me and when the time came for me to get together with Jason O’Bryan to form the Dub Pistols, it was obvious that we were going to look to reggae for an influence”.

Taking their cue from the Big Beat boom of the mid 90’s, the Dub Pistols soon got a reputation for being more daring and innovative and threw elements of reggae into the mix. Recording sessions with the like of The Specials’ Terry Hall, Horace Andy and the now sadly departed legendary Cool Ruler, Gregory Isaacs himself only enhanced their reputation. Last year the band’s fourth album Rum And Coke was released to both critical and commercial acclaim.


Ashworth says…”I loved the opportunity to go back through some of those early, pre-digital dancehall classics and throw so many of them together on this album – I’m a massive fan of Jah Thomas and it was a great opportunity to listen to so much of his work and fashion it into an album…Can I do a volume two?”