DUB in the PARK

[ DUB in the PARK ]

Welcome to the first Silent Season gathering in our hometown of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We’re excited to share 2 special guests, Segue vs. Mystica Tribe for this special evening featuring live dub music from Japan and Canada.

In his first visit to Canada we welcome Taka Noda aka Mystica Tribe from Japan. He will be joining B.C. artist Jordan Sauer aka Segue for this free, family friendly electronic music event in the park. Opening processions will be with Jamie McCue of Silent Season.

In celebration of the event Silent Season produced 100 Limited edition CD-Rs in 100% recycled jackets. This limited edition CD features a red letterpress of the Silent Season tree in tribute to the Japanese flag. CDs were sold at the park. A few remaining copies are available on Discogs.

[ DUB in the Park ] Segue vs. Mystica Tribe – August 13th, Simms Park, Courtenay, British Columbia.

Can you tell us a bit about the story behind Mystica Tribe coming to BC, and how that helped shape the record?

Taka’s visit to Canada came after the album was already in the works. He was interested in visiting British Columbia to spend time relaxing in nature, experiencing island life, and local food. I feel there is a distinct connection between Japan and Vancouver Island, so it was an honour to host Taka and show him my favourite spots. We went salmon fishing, ate raw oysters, hiked in the alpine and tubed down the river. We gave him a true Canadian experience. Of course DUB In The PARK was one of the highlights of his visit.

What was DUB In The PARK like and how did it go down?

DUB In The PARK was the first Silent Season gathering in my hometown on Vancouver Island. I wanted to host a free, daytime, family-friendly electronic music event in the park. We have the perfect park in downtown Courtenay right along the river. There’s a large gazebo or pagoda structure reminiscent of Japanese architecture where we set up underneath projecting upwards to the sloping grassy hill. The event featured the sounds of Mystica Tribe along with label mate Segue, both playing live. It was an incredible afternoon soaking up the sun and sounds with close to 150 people lounging, kids dancing and swimming. DUB In The PARK was well received and we hope to do it again next summer. There was a limited edition CD produced to support the event which features four tracks from the upcoming Mystica Tribe album and the recent Segue album.