What the people say….

‘A Crack in Paradise is as strong a statement of intent as any local band will release this year’

Nightshift Magazine

‘One of the most exhilarating, exciting debut albums of the year’

Sean Diamond (Louder than War)

‘Emplores you to pay attention to the gospel of Jonas and Dubwiser, get it while you still remember what warmth feels like’

Music in Oxford

‘Dubwiser have made a terrific effort to bring some Caribbean soul and sunshine to the streets of a dull grey Britain’

Adam Hardy (All Gigs)

‘Stomping stuff that we can’t wait to hear very loud!’

Sampler Magazine

‘Ride Your Life is a fine single’

Bob Fischer, BBC Radio Tees

‘Ride Your Life – I love it, great groove’

Jon Layton, Zero Radio

The vocals are also top notch, and only enhance the nature of the album while still driving it to its climax, beautiful stuff.

Elusive Little Comments Zine

“…A quirky Englishness, as though Syd Barrett had met the Specials one enchanted evening. This is vital and new, from a band who don’t mind using the whole received tradition of English rock, US hip hop, Jamaican roots and anything else to generate their unique take on reggae.”


“British producer L’Étranger (Ben Thomas) Remixes Bang Up and Slowly.
The first is drowning in that jolty, choppy and addicting sound that we’ve been familiar with in L’Étranger’s recent works. Disco chops blended with UK rap. Fantastic venture. The latter remix really does work on my brain. Flooding into my ear canals like the ocean samples in the intro and outro, I’m encompassed with a bright and euphoric mood. There’s just something so warm and cozy about how the bass line, piano chords and vocal chops interact with each other, really great work. “

Lance Wicks, Remix86

“Based in that hotbed of Reggae known as Oxford, Dubwiser serve up a slice of Jamaican sunshine more authentic than Levi Roots’ Reggae
Reggae sauce could ever hope to be.”


Legendary Nightshift magazine has published its top 20 tracks of 2011
In at No.13…

‘Power Up’
Twenty years after they formed, the
local reggae godfathers got round to
releasing their debut album. Given that
fact it was amazing just how fresh
‘A Crack In Paradise’ sounded,
incorporating ska, pop, even acid
house, into its central reggae stylings,
running a whole gamut of emotions,
from joyous positivity to politically-
charged anger to contemplation and
resignation. This militant highlight of
the album fused hip hop and 70s soul
into the dominant dub, raging against
government austerity somewhere
between Culture and Stevie Wonder. “

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