Madly in Dub is the legitimate love child of multi instrumentalists Todd and Michelle Pruitt. A live , trip hop duo that bring together elements of Dub, Hip Hop, Dance, Funk, Ambient and Indian Music.
Created in 2008 the first demo was recorded over leap day weekend and brought together Live tabla, bass, flute , keys , classic break beats, quirky film samples and field recordings of bird calls.. MC Pressure was added to the mix later that year bringing his lyrical thought process and hip hop flavor to the first full length album ”Courtship”. Madly in Dub was joined by MC Pressure and Jacob Savishinski for both the 2010 album ”Buccaneer” and the 2012 EP release ‘Scuba Champ”. Scuba Champ features vocalist Kelly Castle Scott on several songs.
In Late 2012 Madly in Dub returned to it’s roots of cinematic, ethnic flavored instrumental hip hop .
Todd Pruitt began playing and performing music at a young age. He has been performing in bands since high school and went on to tour the United States and Asia . Influenced strongly by the sounds of Bill Laswell, Up, Bustle and Out and Thievery Corporation, Todd set out to create a dub project where he could also create the lush soundscapes in his head. His contributions include bass, flute, keys, melodica , beat production and samples.
Michelle Pruitt has a background in Indian Folk Music and North Indian classical tabla . She plays the Lucknow garana , or style, of tabla and has studied in both Los Angeles and Kolkata ,India.
Electronic music has also been a big part of her life growing up. She first heard Tabla on an ambient record in the 1990′s. At the age of 18 she heard the music of King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, since then she had always dreamed of making dub music. Her dream came true when she meet funky bass player and fellow dub enthusiast, Todd. Michelle’s contributions include tabla, keys, samples, vocal percussion and beat production.
Currently Madly in Dub is working on their new album due out in Autumn 2013.