Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and Reggae Grammy award winners, and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for over 2 decades. The live experience is legendary with audiences around the globe being whipped into a frenzy by pounding bass and heavy rhythms.
2014 was Zion Train’s 25th anniversary, 25 years – Dubwise No Compromise. The band celebrated this milestone while appearing at many festivals across Europe, South America and the Far East.
The band were heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture in the UK during the 1990s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period. They are one of the finest live dub acts on the planet and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best vocalists.
Zion Train have been one of the planet’s most prolific groups, along with a mammoth recorded output and innumerable production credits, remixes and song writing collaborations they have produced magazines, CD-ROMs, Internet sites and built sound systems.
The band released their latest studio album ‘Land of the Blind’ in March 2015 and a Remix album ‘Versions’ in September 2016 with re-workings of Zion Train tracks from friends and collaborators, Old and New.
Standout festival performances over recent summers include; Bearded Theory, Glastonbury & Beat Herder in the UK, Dour, Belgium and OZORA, Hungary.
‘Live they are a Dub Sound System for the New Age. They play so loudly that the reggae pulse becomes internalised, the body’s surfaces reverberating like the cloth covering on the speaker cabinets… it’s a remarkably consoling experience’Independent on Sunday
‘… a creative tour de force, showing that reggae these days is much more than similarly metallic dancehall rhythms, ripe for MCs to boast a-top’‘Live As One’ Review
‘…. something like good-old style, nicely flavoured with some new, wild and hot spices’‘Land Of The Blind’ review