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Dreadsquad – producer/DJ duo created in Lodz in 2001 and consisting of Marek Bogdanski (Selecta MMF: DJ, producer, graphic designer, promoter) and Lukasz Rodziewicz (DJ Funksion). In 2003 and 2004 they won the Polish Sound Clash.
They have cooperated with the cream of the Polish reggae and hip hop scene. So far Dreadsquad instrumentals have been used by such artists as Marika, East West Rockers, Ras Luta, Junior Stress, Kacezet, Natural Dread Killaz, O.S.T.R., Pablopavo, Reggaenerator, Tede, Numer Raz, Grubson and many more. They have also worked with many European and Jamaican reggae artists (e.g. Ward 21, Tenor Fly, Top Cat, General Levy, U Brown, Milion Stylez, Lady Chann, Tipa Irie, Jah Mason, Perfect, Dr Ring Ding). Read More...
Apart from hundreds of gigs in Poland, they have also performed in most European countries as well as the USA, Canada and India.
Dreadsquad’s songs and gigs are the fusion of reggae, dancehall, ska, rocksteady and hip-hop. The duo freely mixes genres, plays with sounds and bases their music on deep bass and broken rhythm. They often combine Jamaican music with modern sounds of Breakbeat, Jungle, Dubstep and Garage.
According to the musicians themselves, their music – being energetic and lively – is made for dancing and having fun. And they are right. Go to one of their gigs and you will surely hit the dance floor. Music is their passion, hobby, way of life and it shows.
So far Dreadsquad have released four mixtapes, two full-length producers albums and many vinyl singles which made it into the top of the best dj-shops in Europe.
Dreadsquad’s mash ups can be always found in the record cases of such pioneers of the genre as J Star, Upstate Rockers, Mr Blennd or even Daddy G [Massive Attack]. They are among a few Polish artists who have been bootlegged abroad – two of their mash ups have been released as 7” single of the unknown origin.