Satori & Dr. Echo Release “Decision” Video

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Part Time PR*

Satori & Dr. Echo Release “Decision” Video

The Dub Defender Sessions LP by Satori vs. Dr. Echo is a time capsule of sessions recorded between 2007-2009 that have been resurrected for your enjoyment. Featuring current and former members of Rx Bandits, Link 80, Westbound Train, English Beat, and The Exit this eclectic group of musicians put together an album that explores the sounds of reggae, dub, and electronic music. “Decision” showcases the talent and vibes Dub Defender Sessions has to offer. Check out the trippy music video, created by Ryan Todd, by heading over to New Noise Magazine. “The Decision video was shot in Sacramento, California all the way back in 2007, I believe?,” says Steven Jess Borth II. “It was the first-ever video that I was involved with in front of a green screen, and I thought the whole process was super interesting.  Ryan Todd is a friend who has worked with me quite a bit, and this was my second music video with him. I remember he used a RED camera and being really impressed at how clear everything turned out on screen.” Dub Defender Sessions released on May 22nd via New Zealand indie label Anicca Records.

WATCH: DECISION

Bio:

Steven Jess Borth II created Satori in 2005, as a side project from Rx Bandits, to showcase his own songwriting and reggae influences. The band’s debut LP, Savor Every Moment,was released on Asian Man Records and served as a very promising stepping stone for what Borth had to offer. Following the release, Borth enlisted Justin DeHart, aka Dr. Echo, as a live sound engineer to fill out the sound of the trio and reflect the growing dub direction of the project. This would eventually evolve into the more experimental project, CHLLNGR, which is a collaborative effort between Steven Jess Borth II and Justin DeHart. However, in the time between shifting focus from Satori to CHLLNGR, Steven Jess Borth II, Justin DeHart, and a cast of very talented musicians recorded a batch of songs that were lost in time. These tracks were salvaged and now make up the album titled Dub Defender Sessions.

Both originally from Sacramento, CA, Borth currently resides in Copenhagen, Denmark and DeHart in Christchurch, New Zealand. Bonded by a love for dub music and sonic exploration, Borth contributes his compositions, sax, synth and vocal performances while Dr. Echo transforms the tunes with his dub mixing. The Dub Defender Sessions album is a nod to late-70’s steppers and 80’s rockers dub style. These are session-based old-school reggae rhythms with synths and electronic augmentation. Featuring guest performances by current and ex members of Rx Bandits, Link 80, Bruce Springsteen, The Exit, Hepcat, The Toasters, Westbound Train, and The English Beat this collection of songs is dub time capsule finally getting its moment to shine.

FFO: Gregory Isaacs, King Tubby, ON-U Sound

Release Date: May 22nd, 2020
Label: Anicca Records
Formats: Digital
Satori: Instagram | Twitter
Dr. Echo: Official Website
Anicca Records: Instagram | Bandcamp

Album Art:

Chad Turner & Justin DeHart

Album Info:

1. Little Do They Know Dub**
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Gunnar Olsen – percussion
Steven Jess Borth II – synth, tenor sax, vocals
John Decarlo – guitar.

2. Mountain Meditation Dub***
Jesse Hayes – drums
Christian Vela – bass, electric guitar
Justin DeHart – hammond organ, percussion, SFX
Steven Jess Borth II – piano, tenor sax, vocals
Brian Wallace – tenor sax

3. Change is Great**
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Steven Jess Borth II – guitar, synth, vocals

4. Nowhere**
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Steven Jess Borth II – guitar, synth, vocals
Ray Jacildo – keys

5. Decision*
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Ray Jacildo – keys, organ
Steven Jess Borth II – sax, synth, vocals
Ben Malament – percussion

6. It Dubbed Me***
Jesse Hayes – drums
Christian Vela – bass
Justin DeHart – organ, percussion, melodica
Rodney Teague – trombone
Steven Jess Borth II – guitar, vocals

7. Intimate Dubolution*
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Ray Jacildo – clavinet, piano
Steven Jess Borth II – synth, tenor sax, guitar

8. I Dub to Follow Through***
Jesse Hayes – drums
Christian Vela – bass
Justin DeHart – organ, percussion
Steven Jess Borth II – guitar, tenor sax
Brian Wallace – tenor sax
Jammal Tarkington – alto sax
Ruben Garcia – trumpet

9. Dub is Change**
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Steven Jess Borth II – synth, guitar

10. Dub to Nowhere**
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Steven Jess Borth II – guitar, synth, vocals
Ray Jacildo – keys

11. Dub Decision*
Jesse Hayes – drums
Chiquis Lozoya – bass
Ray Jacildo – keys, organ
Steven Jess Borth II – sax, synth, vocals
Ben Malament – percussion

* Engineered by Steven Jess Borth II on a Tascam 388 at The Compound Gallery Oakland, CA.
** Engineered by Steven Jess Borth II on a Tascam 388 at The Compound Gallery Oakland, CA and Sherri Brewer’s basement in the Upper West Side, NYC.
*** Engineered by Brian Wallace on a Fostex M80 8 track in Atascadero, CA.

All tracks mixed by Doctor Echo
Produced by Steven Jess Borth II and Doctor Echo

Photo:
Flemming Bo Jensen

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