Dub Engine was born in 2009, the child of musicians and producers Nicolò Tucci and Sabrina Ferro from Bologna (Italy).
Ruff bass, acid upbeat synths, infinite delays and tons of wobbles are the trademark of Engine’s sound, part of that new generation of dub coloured by various music genres: from roots-reggae to its electronic descendants like stepper, jungle and dubstep.
Deeply influenced by UK & French new millennium dub era, they started to evolve their live style towards a new “psycho-steppa” way, an original dub musical expression where voices, effects and basslines explode in an intense high-impact psychedelic sound. They’ve shared the stage with international dub artists, spreading their psycho-steppa vibes in most of the festivals/clubs in Italy and Europe.
Revealed in 2010 with “Dub Engine”, a 8-track release under free CC license, they appeared on several European compilations before signing “Rude Boy” in 2011 on Dubatriation Records, their first 7″ vinyl release, killer Shaka dub tune. In August 2017 the new Dub Engine album “Psychosteppa” was released, available for free on ODGProd netlabel.