Worlds Apart

The B-Side Dubs

Worlds Apart
Performed By The B-Side Dubs
Album UPC 884501854603
CD Baby Track ID 10267003
Label The B-Side Dubs
Released 2012-12-22
BPM 127
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh1315632
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 642
Writer The B-Side Dubs
Pub Co The B-Side Dubs
Composer The B-Side Dubs
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - New York


Set out to take the flowing grooves of Reggae and diversify with psychedelic echoes, bit-crushing analog synth layers and chest punching bass.


We like to describe ourselves as an experimental dub reggae band. Our sound has a reggae vibe, but by using analog and digital effects, it’s given a more modern, electronic feel. We definitely have a melting pot of musical influences.
Who?: Nick Bruckman, vocals/lead guitar; Jordan Strychalski, rhythm guitar/synth/keys; Chris Stresing, bass guitar/synth; Jack Giangrosso, drums/percussion.

What?: Burgeoning Buffalo band specializes in spacious, psychedelic, groove-alicious funk and reggae/dub. These guys provide a healthy antidote to the oversaturated dubstep movement by reacquainting us with the organic vitality and real-time interaction of the best dub and reggae music. These guys can jam, they’ve got killer songs and they groove like nobody’s business.

What’s next?: A release party to mark the unveiling of “Worlds Apart” is at 10 p.m. Saturday in Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St).

Check out:, where you can stream and/or buy “Worlds Apart” and get to know the band in a virtual manner.

– Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News
With the release of their debut full-length album the B-Side Dubs have fully cemented their psychedelic, reggae-dub style. Influenced by the likes of Bob Marley, Slightly Stoopid, and Sublime, their follow-up to last winter’s Buffa-dub EP is a calculated mix of guitar, synthesizer, keys, and bass, which is perfect for a slow motion ride through the city as smoke pours out of your car windows.

“Hazy Days” and the records title track, “Worlds Apart” highlight an album that the band—vocalist and guitarist Nicholas Bruckman, guitarist and keyboardist Jordan Strychalski, bassist Chris Stresing, and drummer Jack Giangrosso
—obviously poured their soul and the extent of their musical abilities into.

To hear this album through headphones is one thing, but this band is built for the stage and know how to extend those jams to their fullest, so seeing them live is a completely different experience. “If reggae and electronic music had a baby on mushrooms, this is what would come out,” are the words the band uses to describes their own music. I’m not sure that anyone could ever verify that scenario, but the point is, be prepared for a psychedelic jam-fest when the band hits the stage

Cory Perla, ARTVOICE
The B-Side Dubs are dub-influenced for sure, but catchy lead single “Hazy Days” opens with reverberating guitar before the melody begins and the rock-reggae takes over. Lyrically, it’s a tale of naive ‘colorful’ adventure; musically the hook and breakdown are both upbeat and sufficiently funky. “Light” features a skanking rhythm section, while closer “Sunrise & High Tides” is smooth summer-time porch music. Buffa-Dub is a nice EP, poppy in a comforting, rather than worn-out, way; hopefully their upcoming full-length will continue to balance their multitude of influences with grace. “Hazy Days” is available on Soundcloud, or you can grab the whole album for free via the band’s website.

The Groove Theif - Dub/Reggae/Bass Music & Concert Reviews

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