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PostPunk Dub collaboration between Scotland and Transylvania

PostPunk Dub collaboration between Scotland and Transylvania

collage by Cristiana Bucureci

David Ness, Obeah & Petru Birladeanu partner for a new chapter in PostPunk Dub music. This is a meeting point for Caribbean culture, Scottish post punk attitude and Transylvanian dub philosophy.



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David Ness is the founder of alternative band Nohumaneye in 1977 with Martyn Scutt and Walter Keith. Nohumaneye reformed in 2020 to release the album Age of Extinction. Zombie Baby Bhangra Dub Remix is taken off that album.

David released the album Promesse du Bonheur in 2018 under the name Baba Vuk in collaboration with Park Planet maestro Graham Duff which featured reimagined Nohumaneye songs and collaborated with The Pop Group legend Mark Stewart on the Nohumaneye vs. Mark Stewart – King of the Zombies Remix EP, featuring Matthew Shaw as producer. He also collaborated with Mark Stewart and Peter Harris on the BombArt project.

David Ness first collaboration with Obeah was for the remix of Hyperreal with Marius Costache (a joint venture from The Sound of Art to Come and Studio148). His last album was The Circuit of Culture and was released last year on Wormhole World featuring his 16-year-old Eric Ness on guitar.

Colossus is from his upcoming album and was remixed by Obeah & Petru Birladeanu in a Transylvanian dub style.

Petru Bîrlădeanu aka Peter Zaad is a sound engineer/composer/producer/ based in Bucharest, Romania with his studio/label NineBarz Music. His portfolio includes film music and sound design for Investitorii, Faci sau taci, Legatii, LoveSorry, Egregora, Odată pentru totdeauna, but also productions for artists like Ateliere & OBC, Omu Gnom, Gilbert, Damian Drăghici, Cliff Kido, Celălalt, Kazi Ploaie, Theo Rose, Doddy.

Obeah considers Dub music sound art and aims to create a forever authentic Transylvanian horror film soundtrack with his songs and remixes. Bucureci Obeah is a curator, musicologist, art director and entrepreneur and Sound of Art to Come is his platform & record label, where dub, industrial, post-punky reggae, hip-hop, electronic & experimental artists from all over the world are brought together. Inspired by his mentors, Rodion G.A. & Mark Stewart of The Pop Group & The Maffia, after ten years of making eclectic fusion music, Lil Obeah from Transylvania has tuned-in to another frequency: duppy dub world music from a parallel universe. Obeah works with professionals in the music business, Bucharest-based producers Marius Costache of Studio148 & Petru Bîrlădeanu and international veteran world music producers Tim Whelan & Hamid Mantu of Transglobal Underground and the much-missed dub master Nick „Count” Dubulah of Dub Colossus.

His remix work includes local artists, international sound clashers like Lee Scratch Perry & Dubokaj, Dubmatix, Dub Pistols, Algiers & Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against The Machine, Prince Fatty, Ghetto Priest, Transglobal Underground, Dub Colossus, The Membranes, Denise Sherwood, Yann Tiersen, Oigăn & Ana Ularu, Nico G & Kali & Shabbos Ranks. He is inspired by the strangest Romanian sounds, ranging from weird experimental authentic local dub to traditional reggae-dub with ska and folk-rock influences, music, and records released near the Black Sea from the 1960s to present days. Obeah’s music was played all over the world by legends like Dennis Bovell, Steve Barker and Don Letts on: BBC 6 Music, BBC Lancashire, Soho Radio, ResonanceFM, The Music Galaxy Radio, Radio Buena Vida, Australia’s National Roots’n’Reggae Show, Culture Dub from Poitiers, Berlin’s Zonic Radio, Poland’s Czwórka and Belgium’s Dub Front.


David Ness – vocals, lyrics

Petru Birladeanu – remix production, keys & synths, drum programming

Obeah – samples, concept

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David Ness: Lyrics, Vocals, Live Drums, Horn, Harmonica, Percussion (Tambourine, Hand Drum, Bells and Glockenspiel)

Martyn Scutt: Electric Guitars, Piano, Synthesisers, Percussion (Tin shaker)

Walter Keith: Basses, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Synthesiser, Drum Programming, Percussion (Egg Shaker)

Petru Birladeanu – remix production, keys & synths, drum programming

Obeah – samples, concept

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