1. Slaver (DJ Olive Remix)
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel & DJ Olive
  2. Tomorrow (Escape To Brooklyn Dub)
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  3. Equal Rights
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  4. Equal Dub
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  5. Bottom (Down In The … )
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Greg Gordon, Al Guisto & John Sullivan
  6. Africa Youth
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  7. Addis Ababa (Concsious dub Version)
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr Israe, Dr. X & Mike Smith
  8. Dubvivor
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Ticklah
  9. Israel
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  10. Dub Out Tonight
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music Dr. Israel
  11. Revolution Dub
    Lyrics: DR. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  12. Dub Inna Babylon
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel
  13. Dub with Me
    Lyrics: Kathryn Morris // Music: Dr. Israel
  14. Gangsta `N Police ft. Killah Priest (Dub)
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel & Killah Priest // Music: Dr. Israel
  15. Final Resistance (Dub Mix)
    Lyrics: Dr. Israel // Music: Dr. Israel


DATE : March 23, 2020
FORMAT : (CD/Digital)



March 23, 2020



Dr. Israel is a dub artist from Brooklyn/ New York City. For him, dub music – originally rooted in 1960s Jamaican reggae culture – is the starting point to explore a universe of sounds, including hardcore punk, rock, hip-hop, ambient, electronics, reggae, drum and bass. A global melting pot of a wild variety of musical styles. Douglas Bennett aka DR. Israel (Jamaicans gave him his artist name when he lived for a while in a Niyabinghi community and became a Rastafari) discovered what he calls “non-traditional” reggae while playing guitar in punk rock bands in his native Philadelphia. His inspirations and influences include punk/reggae hybridists Bad Brains and ragga/hip-hop pioneer Boogie Down Productions as well as 1980s Reggae stars like Sly & Robbie and Black Uhuru.

In the early 1990s he began experimenting with sampling keyboards and beats. A few years later he and others like DJ Spooky and Skiz “Spectre ” Fernando earned international renown for creating “illbient,” a sound that mixed jungle and hip-hop beats with otherworldly dub, ambient and avant-garde classical tones. “We did a bunch of very dark, very strange music,” says Dr. Israel, who released his debut instrumental EP, “7 Tales of Israel,” on Fernando’s WordSound label in 1996.

Dr. Israel’s journey has since taken him on tours around the world (U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan and has played major festivals incl. the Montreux Jazz Festival, South London’s Royal Festival Hall, Reggae on the River in California, Transmusicales in France, Fuji Rock in Japan etc.) He has released several projects, including “Black Rose Leberation”, “Inna City Pressure”, “Patterns of War”, “Love In The Time Of Violence” and has worked with Bill Laswell (as part of the supergroup Methods of Defiance), Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Last Poets, Rancid, Santigold, Sepultura, Laurie Anderson, Bernie Worrell, Easy Star Allstars, Alpha & Omega, and also with the rapper and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest.

“The one thing that I’m most thankful for is that I’ve been able to touch elbows with my heroes,” he says. “I don’t want to do traditional reggae because there are a lot of people already doing that. I don’t think I could ever create a straight-ahead pop track. I’m not the kind of person who’s big on writing love songs, but I am able to create a song partly based on the 1982 collaboration between punk icons the Clash and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The Clash song to me was about a certain era in London. I wanted to paint the same picture and song structure, but I wanted to paint it in Brooklyn.”

“I create and produce music a bit like Bruce Lee. He came from the traditional Kung Fu and merged / combined for his martial arts discipline Tae-kwon-do, and other traditional martial arts to an effective system. That’s the basic idea of combining styles.”