Dub Colossus are a band from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the UK. Their sound fuses traditional azmari music, ethio-jazz and dub, and reggae. It is the creation of Nick Page - aka Dubulah - who co-wrote, played on, programmed and produced 3 albums to date. It resulted from an invitation to visit and stay in Addis for two weeks by Dan Harper. Nick stayed with Dan and his family, and Dan introduced him to musicians he knew from his work on Invisible System, Dan's Ethiopian fusion project released on Harper Diabate Records. These musicians went on to become the core of Dub Colossus, including Mimi (S. Zenebe), Teremage Woretaw, Feleke Hailu, Tsedenis G-Marqos and Samuel Yirga. Without Dan's studio, spirit of resistance and hospitality, Nick would not have made the first dub colossus album, although most of the backing tracks were written in London before arrival in Addis so it unexpectedly became a solo project of Nick's.
Nick ran up major debts trying to finish the album and Dan took weeks off paid employment to house, feed and studio accommodate Nick so both performed this out of dedication. Dan Harper was an aid worker with his own financed and built studio in his home in Addis and he recorded just over half of Dub Colossus's first album with Nick in his Worm Hole Studio. He also recorded the successful Invisible System project with founding members of Dub Colossus