Dub FX and the "Theory of Harmony"
What is Benjamin Stanford's "Theory of Harmony?" Get the answer by picking up the new album from the street performer who has continued to make a name for himself in a very big way.
Just take a look at some of the places Stanford has played over the last five years and you'll get an idea of just how much his popularity has grown. He's taken the stage in over 40 different countries in the last five years, playing many of the world's top festivals. We're talking names like Glastonbury, Sziget, Coachella and the Falls Festival. He's already locked in dates for many of them in 2014, including Exit in Serbia.
All of this explains how Dub FX's new album "Theory of Harmony" was released and fully funded through Pledge Music, an online direct-to-fan music platform. The album reached its target with over a month to spare, and ultimately reached 148 percent funding in total. As part of the pledge campaign, Dub FX said he would make a film clip for each song, release a remix album, and would be playing free live shows on the streets of the world.
Fans have responded extremely favorably to the new album, and many have taken to social media to heap praise on standout tracks like "Light Me on Fire," "Senorita" and "Run."
Dub FX played SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this year, performing a brand new live show featuring guitar and other instrumentation. He also started a Facebook campaign to get into the triple J Hottest 100 without ever being played on the station.
About Dub FX (Created July 13, 2013)
How's this for a true grass roots movement? Dub FX (real name Benjamin Stanford), the street performer and recording artist from Australia, is a completely independent marketing phenomenon. He has used only his live performances, word of mouth and social media to drum up a worldwide fan base that continues to grow by the day.
If you haven't seen Dub FX in person, you're missing quite the show. His niche is creating live music using only his own performance, live looping and effect pedals combined with his voice. The result is a myriad of hip hop, reggae and drum and bass rhythms that always get the crowd going. It has also led to the breakdown of barriers separating these genres, and sparked a renewed interest in the music industry.
Stanford can almost always be found with his fiancee, Flower Fairy. They two met in Manchester, and after a brief courtship she began to join him on tour. The two often perform together, and she is featured on tracks from "Everythinks A Ripple," "Wandering Love" and "Time Will Tell."
In 2010, Dub FX collaborated with producer Sirius and released the album "Dub FX and Sirius- A crossworlds." Outside of his own work, Dub FX is also part of the dubstep act Kila Mega Giga Tera (with Glade Kettle).
Dub FX used YouTube to announce a tour of Italy back in April, and has upcoming appearances scheduled at the Underground in Cologne, Germany, at Klubsen in Hamburg and at the Sziget Festival 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.
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