About the Artist

Dubwize began in late 2000 as a reggae sound system co-founded by dj's Messenjah and Ruffian.

Messenjah (a.k.a. Gabe Calcott) soon took over his reigns as sole Dj, incorporating live MC's into his sound system set.

In March 2001 Snypa Levi (a.k.a.American- born David Levi) joined Dubwize, performing as Pap Levi. The day after the initial meeting between Messenjah and Snypa Levi production began on Dubwize debut album "To the control tower" co-produced with Confucius (a.k.a. Nava Thomas)
In November 2002 Dubwize released the album "To the Control Tower" and 12 months later released "Reality Chant", with Snypa Levi as chief vocalist, supplemented by select guest vocalists.

Both albums were distributed in New Zealand by Festival Mushroom Records.

Following the release of "Reality Chant" Dubwize have been busy playing the major outdoor festivals around New Zealand ; Kaikoura Roots, Raglan Soundsplash, Destination, Alpine Unity, Rippon and Parihaka. They've also supported acts as diverse as, Lee Scratch Perry, mad Professor, Dub Syndicate, Fat Freddy's Drop, Black seeds, Blindspott, Trinity Roots, Solaa and Scribe.

The video for the tune "Dancehall state of Mind" has received extensive airplay since its release in 2004. Since 2004, Dubwize have been producing their album due for release in 2007. Messenjah is executive producer for the next album, bringing you the irie vibes of Dubwize to the world once more.

Watch and listen out for Dubwize's next track "Meet you at 9" and the music video produced with Gorilla pictures.

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Dubwize Presents Snypa Levi - The Sojourner by Dubwize cover art

Dubwize Presents Snypa Levi - The Sojourner

Some four and a half years since the release of their second album, Reality Chant, Christchurch based Dubwize release their eagerly awaited third album, legendarily-dreaded frontman Snypa Levi's solo offering.