[ Dub // Steppaz // Rootzstep // Dubstep // Reggae // Jungle ]
DubDerGutenHoffnung is fully pon di top… presenting Berlin´s most unique Dub, Dubstep, Steppas and Jungle nights!
Once a month we gather the crew inna di SUBLAND and invite construktas and selektas from all around the globe to celebrate Dub in all its variety and all its glory…
To fully enjoy Berlin in summertime, to share our spirit and spread the vibez, we are proud to own a still small but descent DubSoundsystem. Always ready to be set up and turn up di bass.
DubDerGutenHoffnung – (in english: DubOfGoodHope) born in the summer of 2011 – is a series of events that promotes bass music – Dubstep, Rootzstep, Steppaz, Dub, Jungle. By now It has advanced to be a unique night for insiders within the Berlin bass massive. A very special line up, chosen with great care, of international artists, an entrance fee that is more than fair and good sound quality are the foundation and together with the music itself it has always provided a very special vibe. At a DubDerGutenHoffnung night conscious music and heavy skanking are guaranteed – positive vibez all around! In contrast to the rest of the mostly divided bass music scene (one the one hand Reggae / Dancehall headz and the Roots / Dub massive, on the other hand heavily electronic music influenced, deep or brostep-like dubstep events) people have noticed here that a vast variety of music among those lines can be fused and still contain a strong “message”.
The crew around DubDerGutenHoffnung was originally formed by the DJs/Producers/Promoters Ras Lion (GER/UK), Mio Mindsteppa (GER), Jimi Handtrix (USA/GER) and Darkwing Dub (AT) and has gained growth and versatility ever-since. New members on board include DJs Mr. Narci (GER), FauN (GER) and Freytakt (GER) as well as the multilingual MCs/Singers Kali Green (LS/GER) and konTa (GER). Out of pure love for music, the major goal is to always bring the best for the people and so they have worked with some of the top ranking artists. Our crew members have since played shows all over the globe from Berlin to London to Mexico City to San Francisco to Graz and beyond. A very special moment being Spring 2012 during which they organized a tour through Germany and Austria and together with ROOMMATE (Argon | Full Melt | Hollow Point | USA) dubbed out cities like Munich, Dresden, Salzburg and Graz. Festival appearances included Fusion Festival, Lion Dub Festival and Zwischenraum Festival.
Right in the time of the anniversary celebration, the “Dub Der Guten Hoffnung EP” – a collaboration between Roommate (USA), Ras Lion (GER/UK), and Darkwing Dub (AT) – was released on Avocaudio. The 4 Tracks – produced during the European tour together with Roommate – somehow represent the concept behind DubDerGutenHoffnung: positive vibes, but still with a message. Exclusive material from the golden times of jamaican musical history, treasures from the roots and foundation era were treated in a dubwise fashion and new riddims were built. One can hear the voices of the vocal trio Foundation and Jack Ruby, as well as the teachings of a rasta elder in the mountains of the Caribbean Islands in a fresh context but still with the same amount of power.
But there is even more to it: “Straight outta di Lion’s Den, stepping forward from one to ten, I-man hear di lions dem roar – haffi wail again…”
Lion’s Den is a label / a soundsystem / a studio / a platform / a collective / a production and promotion force / a “political solidarity support” focused all around music currently situated inna Berlin, Germany & Brixton, UK.
The Lions don’t rest and so they keep on working on new material, new ideas and new projects.
Their own soundsystem is getting some nice update and is already been heard (Open Air) in different places all over Berlin and surrounding. Besides this the first vinyls are pressed and in nightly recording sessions a lot of Lion material is recorded. So watch out…
For bookings, mixtapes, studio sessions, voicings, new tunes and dubplates or any other inquiries write to
Feel free to send riddims and vocals as zip.-files to this adress. Give thankZ!
===== [Artists we worked with in the past] =====
Roommate aka Babylon System, Radikal Guru, Alpha Steppa, Vibration Lab, TMSV, Panda Dub, Brother Culture, Daddy Freddy, Adam Prescott, JahYu, Dubbing Sun, 2Times, Killawatt, Sleeper, G31, Dubsy, Krak In Dub, Aries, Lion Fire, Nicky Nutz, SFR, Tricky D, Max Powa, Dubapes, Joney, Shu, Philbarbee, 3 Basskateers…
===== [RELEASES] =====