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Tokyo-based Audio Active, led by shinehead Masa, got together through a mutual appreciation of reggae. These guys, however, got further than playing Bob Marley covers. That they were drawn towards dub and roots reggae, and later sometimes fusing it with hard techno beats and screaming guitars is something for which we should be truly grateful. United by a shared love of dub, vocalist Masa and keyboardist / programmer 2DD (pronounced “nee dee dee”) , who got their start in a 10-piece ska band called Vital Connection, formed Audio Active with drummer Shigemoto Nanao and bassist Takeshi Akimoto in 1991, naming themselves after an album by Barbadian reggae star Dennis Bovell. Guitarist Kasai joined later after the departure of Akimoto from the collective. Continue reading their biography at Members of Audio Active also perform in the group Dry & Heavy.


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  • GonzPilsen

    awesome band.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Ithnir

    hipsteady rocksteady

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • reganlive

    yo kasai!! back in aug!

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • noddyvantinking

    its ok. i found the original karma police by radiohead. its safe. they didnt destroy it after all.

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
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    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • AceXV

    Radiohead cover would be better without the random sounds throughout. I'll have to check out their other stuff.

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • djgizmoe

    Spaced Dolls is really, really good.

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • gindefe

    amazing! killng space.

    30 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Almarilsyn

    Masterofleire: not like I want to pursue you, oh no - if you dont think it's worth the trouble, why should I - but you are really mistaken, there is definetly chance, there are lotsa audio active videos on youtube to listen, two songs linked on this site too under the videos menu... USS frooozeeen heaaad!

    25 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Masterofleire

    no songs to hear complete ........ only preview ...... buh .... no way to bring me closer to this music.......boring - never heared any from them, and if i wanna test it out then i have to pay first ... no chance

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • jedisocks

    omg this is sick!!!!!!!!!!

    13 Aug 2008 Reply
  • bvully

    legalize !

    13 Jul 2008 Reply
  • chuuzetsu

    You destroyed Karma Police.

    2 Jul 2008 Reply
  • AxemRangers

    radiohead sucks

    28 Jun 2008 Reply
  • AxemRangers

    we are AUDIO ACTIVE from the outer space

    28 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Miyoujiko

    They totaly destroyed Karma Police. ²

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
  • jinglefae

    Wow. That's about all I gotta say. ;D

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
  • _skellington

    They totaly destroyed Karma Police.

    18 Dec 2007 Reply
  • jvglion

    too good.

    11 Dec 2007 Reply
  • macrocosmic

    this is good dub :D

    27 Nov 2007 Reply
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