Monday, June 18, 2018

The Echo Chamber program

The Echo Chamber program on KAFI 90.3 FM Minneaplois 106.7 Saint Paul played THE PROCESS "Time Has Come" (in memory of Process bassist Seth Payton) on 6/13/2018.
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Seth Payton Passes

It is with profound sadness that The Process and DAB (David Asher Band) must accept the passing of our beloved friend, band-mate and brother, Seth Payton.
Seth fought a long and couragous battle against his illness, and in doing so, showed us all, through his example, the strength and spirit of a lion. 
Our deepest condolences go to out to his daughter Faith, his mother Michelle, and the rest of his family and loved ones. 
Be at peace Seth, you are always loved, and will never, ever be forgotten by all who knew and loved you. 

Monday, June 04, 2018

New vinyl release featurng THE PROCESS!

 OUT NOW! "Escape Velocity: 20 Years Onward to Andromedub" 

Double vinyl and digital. Get your vinyl copy now, featuring "Return The Treasures" and "Treasures Dub" (vinyl only) from The Process with Ghetto Priest, Little Axe, Adrian Sherwood and Lee Perry! Cheapest option is directly through the Dub Flash website: 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Process Reviewed in Duff Guide To Ska!

"Great review of THE PROCESS latest releases in The Duff Guide To Ska

On the fantastic Who Is That Mad Band? and its great track-for-track dub companion Dub World (CDs/digital, Temple Gong Recordings, 2016 and 2017), Detroit's The Process play a wild, heady mix of '70s rock and roots reggae with new wave-synths and metal theatricality--all of which works surprisingly well. The band stands tall on their own with tracks like "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" which features the legendary (and late) Detroit rock guitarist Dick Wagner, "Mystery Babylon" "Dear Mr. Fantasy," and "Gypsy Wind." But then they have several excellent cuts mixed by On-U Sounds' Adrian Sherwood ("Time Has Come," "Return the Treasures") and David Harrow ("Fire Is Burning Version")--and others that feature Skip "Little Axe" McDonald (Sugar Hill Records' house band that recorded "The Message" and "White Lines" for Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Tackhead, Dub Syndicate), Ghetto Priest, and the inimitable Lee "Scratch" Perry himself! The Process are yet another great act from this town that spawns them like crazy--Detroit again for the win." Review by Steve Shafer

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The On U Sound Sunday Roast has been Nominated for a 2018 Mixcloud Award!

Big news! 
The ON.U Sound Sunday Roast radio show Hosted by David Asher has been nominated for a 2018 Mixcloud Award for Best Online Music Show, Reggae/Dancehall in 2018! Big up On-U Sound Records and Dance Web Radio
"After reviewing thousands and thousands of entries, you are officially among the best-of-the-best when it comes to online radio. Not bad, right? 
Over the next 10 days, our esteemed panel of industry judges will be reviewing all the finalists and deciding the winners. 
Meanwhile, all finalists are also eligible to win a Listeners' Choice Award, which will be chosen by the public." 

Monday, January 15, 2018

THE PROCESS – Dub World Review on DMME

THE PROCESS – Dub World Review on DMME
Temple Gong 2017

Beamed up to be taken aback and out of Babylon, Rasta troopers from Detroit readjust their altitude – not attitude.
It’s quite unusual for a genre as firmly rooted as reggae to be reaching for the stars, yet that’s exactly what the members of this Michigan ensemble do on “Dub World”: the album with a deceptively telling title where emphasis is on the second, not first word. A continuum created here is conceptually cosmic-minded and positively spaced-out as outlined by “Arc Of Infinity” – rolling on a bass-and-drums lock and forming a formidable slab of dub.
It can’t be solid by definition. “Molecular Cloud” is initially distilled to percussion before hazy shades of other instruments flow in and out of focus, whereas “Galactic Halo” offers a condensed dance experience whose tense throb is caressed with an acoustic guitar lace and David Asher’s soulful singing. But if the belligerent chant of “Computronium” throws a technologically advanced Babylon to the farthest orbit, the epic “Dark Matter Shift” cuts a delicate shape out of nebulous brass and barely-there ivories
Most of the melodies would sound familiar to those who swayed to the rhythms of "Who Is That Mad Band?" as that album’s follow-up is revisiting old haunts to reveal their previously concealed recesses and color them differently. As a result, “Android Specie” has an 8-bit playfulness to its effects now which spice up its heavy groove and propel the piece, oiled with slide guitar, towards triumphal climax, while the less inflammable riffs of “Interstellar Medium” and “Escape Velocity” gained an abstract consciousness for greater, prog-stricken impact, what with the vestiges of vocals in the mix.
It’s sweet, siren-like voices that make “Magnetosphere” so riveting, though, so this is a world alluring enough to get in and never want out… until the next adventure looms on the event horizon.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

DUB WORLD Review in THE DUB Magazine.

The new album from THE PROCESS "DUB WORLD" was just reviewed in the Online UK zine "THE DUB". Check it out! 
The Process are a rock band from Detroit, Michigan, a city with a long and outstanding part in the history of music – one of the homes of the Blues in the great American migrations of the 1920s, the city that gave the world Motown, the Stooges and MC5, adopted home of Funkadelic in the 1960s and 70s as well as the home of techno just to name a few. But The Process are no ordinary rock band. They take all of the influences of their city’s music history and fuse it with a deep and abiding love of reggae. Band leader David Asher also runs a reggae sound system called Shaolin and hosts the monthly online On-U Sound radio show.
My personal highlight on this album is ‘Return The Treasures’, a song that features singer Ghetto Priest and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with a top class sweet reggae mix from Adrian Sherwood. The song addresses the treasures of Ethiopia held in Britain since their time in North East Africa in the nineteenth century, an issue raised regularly by Ras Seymour McLean (see feature in next month’s issue) as well as by the Ethiopian government. The so-called treasures of Magdala were taken from Ethiopia by British troops following a battle in 1868 and include an 18 carat gold crown and many religiously significant ancient manuscripts as well as nine tabots (wooden altar slabs) which are deemed so holy that the British Museum has promised to never display them, although there was an exhibition of many of the other items at the British Museum just under 10 years ago.
The album “Dub World” is an extensive dub reworking of their album ‘Who Is This Mad Band?’ There are songs on the ‘Dub World’ album that mark The Process out as a strong and powerful voice, one that takes in phuture dub, atmospheric electronica, funk and rock as well as more reggae. A favourite of mine is ‘Magnetosphere’ which sounds like Style Scott’s Roots Radics stateside at RAS Records or an old production of Adrian Sherwood with its synth washes and cut up samples of cult writer William Burroughs. The whole album features song titles that could be straight out of a classic Scientist album - ‘Molecular Cloud’ which features a nyahbinghi heartbeat at its core and the echotastic dubbed out ‘Dark Matter Shift’ being particular favourites. Interestingly, The Process have had Scientist produce the ‘Fire Is Burning’ EP for them. Another standout track is ‘Dear Mr Fantasy’, which is remixed by Oicho (an electronic dub nom de plume for David Harrow, who, in addition to his own varied career, played keyboards for Dub Syndicate and On-U Sound System), which has a great dubby bounce.
Ghetto Priest and David Asher (The Process)
Review by Dani Cameron