Hailing from Reading in the UK, Version Big-Fi sound nothing like anything the city has ever produced. Putting classic songwriting aside, this threesome bring wired-up punk energy, super heavy reggae grooves and booming dub echoes to the forefront, as well as taking in influences as diverse and eclectic as King Tubby, The Clash, Massive Attack, Dreadzone, Joe Gibbs, Suicide, Scientist, Dead 60s, On-U Sound, Death In Vegas, The Specials, John Barry & Pop Will Eat Itself they have a foot firmly implanted in the 21st Century taking Dub forwards and upwards.
Version Big-Fi – Tone (beats/dubs) Gary Taylor (bass/skanks) and Papa Sparks (tea/samples) – have been honing their radical assault since late 2006. Previously releasing 7 singles in the UK under the Dubtronic label, the bands first full-length studio album Everything But was produced at Big-Fi Studios in Reading.
2008 saw Version Big-Fi nominated for “Best Dub Recording Or Album” at the 2008 Reggae Academy Awards held in Febuary at the National Indoor Sports Centre, Kingston, Jamaica In 2009 the band released a double album “Crux/Dub Collide Hybridize” along with the infectious “Hip Gahn Drop” single and are currently putting the finishing touches to their new album Meets to be released 18.10.10.