Benjamin Stanford (born 11 June 1983), better known by his stage name Dub FX (stylized as Dub Fx or DubFx), is an Australian musician and worldwide street performer.
Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, at the start of his career he was singing in a local alternative rock and rapcore band initially known as Twitch, which would later change its name to N.O.N (Never or Now). In 2004 they released a debut and the only album Exeunt Omnes. Soon after he moved to Italy and began a solo career. His trademark is creating rich live music using only his own performance aided by live looping and effects pedals combined with his voice.
He creates intricate hip hop, reggae, and drum and bass rhythms.
Dub FX is completely independent, using only live performance, word of mouth, internet social networking, and a number of easily accessible free samples. Dub FX is also the main founder of the label Convoyunltd, which could be described as a co-op label for Dub FX’s own work and that of other artists.
We 1st made a feature when Dub FX started publishing his times busking in Manchester way back in 2008
Dub FX used to travel and perform with Flower Fairy in Manchester who joined him on his travels around the globe to busk for the public.
Flower Fairy would usually be seen selling CDs during Dub FX’s performances or on stage alongside Stanford when they perform several tracks together.
Two songs from Everythinks A Ripple, “Flow”, and “Wandering Love”, feature a street saxophonist named Mr. Woodnote, who also uses similar looping techniques as Dub FX, using a saxophone.
Fast forward, Dub FX has sold over a hundred thousand records, rocked major festivals all over the world, racked up 150+ million YouTube views and organically acquired 600,000 Facebook fans. All completely independently.
Dub FX is on tour with dates all over the UK and Europe
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