For the Record …. However, Asian Dub Foundation, whose members are of Indian and Pakistani descent, not only produce masses of sounds bent on raw energy, but also use their music to voice their political beliefs with an unwavering sense of urgency and commitment. The most stridently insurgent issue based band in Great Britain since the mids, Asian Dub Foundation lyrically discuss racism and the experiences of Asians — as Indians and Pakistanis are commonly referred to as in the United Kingdom — as well as wider issues of social justice. The group stays informed through continued involvement in campaigns and educational groups.
It's a reflection It's a reflection of everything that we listen to and the people we interact with. We use 'dub' in our title because dub is a framework for experimentation, not just about reproducing a sound from a previous era. It's an interesting assertion, and one I'm inclined to agree with. True to that summary, Facts and Fictions does incorporate elements of many styles, but it really doesn't come across as eclectic, as every element is fully incorporated into a base sound that's fairly consistent from song to song, and, to a lesser extent, from album to album. You can hear the influence of dub in the way the music's put together; you can hear hip hop, jungle and bhangra in its rhythmic undercarriage, rock in the guitars, and traditional Bengali and North Indian music in the instrumentation and samples they employ. The resulting mix is something incredibly unique and frequently arresting, but while their music may wear multinational tendencies on its sleeve, their lyrics are fiercely, proudly Indian.