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God did create the cat
So that man could caress the tiger

Victor Hugo

All means are good to fight the invisible foe
And they are more and more numerous.

Parisian trio born in 1999, Dubphonic grew up in the magic forest of evergreen inspiration, but soon looked for a more urban location and set up in Chicago (America) for the recording of their first maxi single signed to Guidance Recordings. In those faraway times, the message was already clear: « War No More! »

Back in Europe, a quick stop in Vienna to give a hand to Richard Dorfmeister (file under Tosca), charismatic leader of the experimental dub faction G-Stone. From the archives of those days, the Orozco Dubphonic remix, originally released on “Suzuki In Dub” (G-Stone Recordings) made it on Smoke Signals. Often copied but never pasted, this remix encountered on so many compilations can be heard during a horny scene of the second season (9th episode) of the cult TV series Six Feet Under.
Dubphonic’s music is sexually tantric.

While riding on the night train from Vienna to Hamburg, the band – now a mobile resistance group – remixed “Jah Jah Is A Guiding Star” (Jah Jah is a compass) from veteran Linval Thompson. Delivered on arrival (platform 3), the remix was immediately mastered for “Select Cuts From Blood & Fire Chapter 2″ released by German label Echobeach.

Then comes a rather weird period for the trio during which Ben entered the Betty Ford Clinic to cure a severe echo addiction while Alexis disappeared to record Alexkid’s first solo album (“Bienvenida” – F-Communications) and Stefane, in love with a beautiful Ethiopian girl, got lost in exile in Djibouti.

But Dubphonic could not resist the call of the wild for too long and the trio reassembled to tour all around the world of France to support Japanese band Audio Active and for some memorable solo performances.
All means are good to fight evil…
And that’s what keeps them going and that’s why Stefane Goldman (guitar, subassophone, programming), Sylvain “Ben” Mosca (guitar, 3-tones melodica, programming) and Alexis Mauri aka Alexkid (programming, old fashion reverbs, production) decided to finish “Smoke Signals” in a secluded recording studio in the city of lights.