Addis To Omega reviews:

Songlines Magazine August 2014

The Guardian June 5th 2014

The Financial Times June 6th 2014

Shout4music June 10th 2014

London Jazz News

All About Jazz


Dub Me Tender Vol 1+2 cd (reviews) 2012

Dub Colossus – Dub Me Tender Vol. 1+2 | Globetronica

Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender Vol. 1+2 | Think Africa Press

Dub Colossus – Dub Me Tender Vols 1 and 2 –

DUB LP OF THE MONTH: DUB COLOSSUS – ‘DUB ME TENDER Vol.1′ | / Arts / Music – Dub Colossus: Dub Me Tender

F&M playlist | Music | The Guardian

Morning Star



Various Artists: Noise & Chill Out: Ethiopian Groove Worlwide – review | Music | The Guardian


Addis Through The Looking Glass reviews:

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Best albums of 2011: how Guardian critics voted | Music |

Dub Colossus – Addis Through The Looking Glass (Realworld) – World Music

…epic and confident new set….fusion of Ethiopian jazz
and traditional styles, dub reggae and wide screen, and atmospheric instrumentals…sturdy
vocals from Mimi Zenebe…jazz-edged piano work of the brilliant young Samuel Yirga. An
intriguing inspired set.  ****

‘Ethiopia coming through’, goes the shout on Dub Colossus’s reworking of “Uptown Top
Ranking”, and that might be the theme for the whole album.  ***

An even more cohesive and enjoyable mix of dub reggae, jazzy would-be movie music and
Éthiopiques-style funk and balladry. “Ethopia coming through!” indeed.

The dub work all through the album is excellent, sympathetic and subtle. …fabulous and I
just wanted to turn the volume up and up… The title (and opening) track is a wonderful
exploration of a jazz groove…a real sense of wonder and awe. This is a properly grown up
album from Dub Colossus and in some respects much more advanced than previous
offerings… (UK) ****

A Town Called Addis…was their striking debut in 2008 but this is better, probably thanks to
their live concerts. There’s a strong reggae influence, but it’s songs like the punchy
Guragigna that stand out, with great vocals by “the Ethiopian Edith Piaf”, Sintayehu Zenebe,
underpinned by a piano ostinato and a muscular horn section with great sax solos. This
storming sound hits WOMAD in July. ****

It deserves your serious attention and enjoyment

It is all well-crafted and passionately felt, and Addis Through The Looking Glass is highly

An inspired fusion of styles on Dubulah and company’s sophomore effort.

Reviews of the Bloomsbury Ballroom show in London, November 2010:

The Arts Desk

The FT

Reviews of A Town Called Addis:

The Independent

The Guardian