Dubtribe Sound System
San Francisco, California
Dubtribe Sound System is a San Francisco based electronic musical group who produced and performed live world wide between 1991 and 2005. Dubtribe consisted of singers Sunshine Jones and Moonbeam Jones, but also included many sit in and “on tour” musicians over the years. Originally born in a rent party, Dubtribe Sound System distinguished themselves as performers by performing live for many hours, rather than replaying their recordings from dat tapes or portable computers, and touring without stopping, often bringing their own sound, lights, and traveling family with them. But unlike their few counterparts in North America, Dubtribe would depart from the warehouse movement and establish themselves in the mid 1990’s as a grass roots tour de force, refusing help, press, or money from any outside interests.