DESCRIBED as one of the most energetic, exciting and powerful bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone are an unrelenting live force to be reckoned with.

And this weekend they are bringing their unique approach to reggae and dub music to the Colchester Arts Centre in support of their recently released new album, Dubwiser Volume One.

Formed in 1993, the electronic group was initially a two-piece comprised of drummer Greg Roberts and sound engineer Tim Bran.

But after signing to Creation Records - a label helmed by mogul Alan McGee and perhaps most famous for launching Oasis - the pair adopted the flair of bassist Leo Williams and keyboardist Dan Donovan.

Perhaps most successful and sought after during the heady, turbulent and chaotic days of the 90s, Dreadzone garnered a reputation for their onstage antics and enjoyed a brief, two-album stint with Virgin Records.

But, after parting ways with the major label bigwigs following the release of their third studio album, Biological Radio, the London beat-makers have become more of a cult and underground presence within the industry.

Despite operating within the shadows of oversaturated chart music, however, the band has continued to steadily drip-feed its fanbase with releases and is now embarking on a tour to promote a new record.

Released on their self-founded label, Dubwiser Records, Dreadzone Presents Dubwiser Volume One is a return to the core of the group’s ethos - some diehards would say a true return to form.

The old-school sounds which made the band popular have been resurrected, while a whole host of outside artists have been drafted in to mix their own flavours into the group’s otherwise accomplished recipe.

They are returning to their roots and the foundations on which their music was built, while also exploring new territory.

And tomorrow night, they will do just that, with an amalgamation of older and newer tracks all certain to make-up the setlist.

Supports comes from DJ Dangerous Dave Porter, a stalwart of the Colchester music scene, who launched the Arts Centre’s Kaleidoscope Club back in the 1990s.

Throughout his career Dave has warmed-up awaiting crowds for the likes of Blur, Madness and Bad Manners, and specialises in reworking dub classics.

Guests are invited to arrive anytime after doors opens at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £18 and can be purchased from

They can also be ordered by calling the box office on 01206 500900.

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