Lud Dub (Cosmic Vibe Sound, Bass Response) is a SF-based DJ, producer, journalist, promoter, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in the music industry. Originally starting out as a Reggae/Dub/Dancehall DJ, Lud Dub formed Cosmic Vibe Sound with best friends Urbun & Billy Culture in 1992.
With the intro of the new millennium, he branched out into Nu-Skool Breaks, with appearances @ the Mighty Breaks parties in SF, WMC in Miami, and Kulture de Karnival in Berlin, Germany. He hosted a weekly internet-based radio show called “NetAmp Radio” for 3+ years, with guests as diverse as Soul of Man, Disco D, Nick Thayer, Myagi, and Kraddy.
In ’05 Lud Dub incorporated sub bass genres Dubstep and Grime into his DJ sets, going full circle to feature Reggae, Dancehall, Dubstep, Digi, Grime, and Dread Bass to his multi-genre sets. He’s been featured with Bass Music heavyweights like Mala, Plastician, Distance, Pinch, LV, Tes La Rock, Mele & Schlachtofbronx.
He’s also performed with Int’l Reggae acts including Mad Professor, Horace Andy, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Jahdan Blackamoore, The Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Reggae Roast, Kenny Knots, and Top Cat.
In ’08 he co-started “Big Up Magazine”, a quarterly print/online publication focused on Bass Music, Contemporary Art, and Street Culture. In addition to branding, business development, and content acquisition; Lud contributed feature articles, reviews, and interviews with Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, David Rodigan, Amon Tobin, Poirier, and Ras Kassa.
In addition to playing extensively in SF, the West Coast, and parts of the US, Lud has toured Europe the last 2 years playing his signature multi-tempo sets at Outlook 2012, in London at: Fabric, XOYO, The Big Chill, and Notting Hill Carnival; in addition to Barcelona, Berlin, Bratislava, Glasgow, and Munich.
Current sets include a diverse range of tempos including Funky, Tropical Bass, Bashment, Juke, Bass House, Modern Roots, Digi-Dub, Dubstep, & all styles in between.