Debut Release from Ted Sirotas Heavyweight Dub

April 5, 2014

WDCB’s Gary ZIdek talks with Chicago drummer Ted Sirota about his Rebel Souls, Sabertooth, and his new Heavyweight Dub project.

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December 3, 2013

“An Eclectic Conversation With Scientist” at


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December 3, 2013

Listen to Ted’s interview on WORT 89.9 FM Tropical Riddims Show

What I thought would be a 5 minute phone interview on WORT FM in Madison, WI turned into a 40 minute conversation with Tropical Riddims host Frank H. Perez about Reggae, Jazz, Scientist, Carlton Barrett, Max Roach, Kickstarter and much more…

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November 15, 2013

Echo Beach Radio Broadcast from Chicago – 11/15/13

The “Turntable Terrorist” Terry C. was kind enough to invite me to sit in on his weekly Dub show here in Chicago. I had a great time spinning Dub tracks and chatting with Terry. Echo Beach is on WLUW 88.7 FM in Chicago from 2:00-4:00am every Thursday night/Friday morning, but you can always check out the podcasts on Mixcloud if you’re not a night owl.

Echo Beach Radio Broadcast from Chicago, 11-15-13 by Echo Beach on Mixcloud

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October 7, 2013

Interview with Ted Sirota & The Scientist on “The Riff with Dermot Hussey”

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by Sirius XM host and legendary Jamaican DJ Dermot Hussey for The Friday Riff/Midnight Raver Blog. He interviewed The Scientist as well about our new record and a number of other topics. Dermot is atrue pro! Check him out on SiriusXM The Joint if you have satellite radio. Our segment starts about 30 minutes in…

The Friday Riff w/ Dermot Hussey, October 4, 2013 by Midnight Raver Blog on Mixcloud

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September 23, 2013

New City Music – 9/19/13

Guttural Rhythms: The Science of Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub

By Dave Cantor

09.20 Ted Sirota @ wrld music fest

Photo: Michael Jackson

Honing in on sounds drawn from Jamaica invariably abut America’s jazz tradition. Drummer Ted Sirota’s more than vaguely familiar with both. But his estrangement from reggae and dub didn’t occur because of lacking fealty. The drummer just found himself more easily insinuated into jazz ensembles.


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April 29, 2013

Ted Sirota Talks Kickstarter on DJ Grandpa’s Crib Podcast

Here’s an interview I did with DJ Grandpa’s Crib about our Kickstarter campaign. You can hear the entire podcast which features other projects and subjects at his website or iTunes.

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