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Conscious Musician Dub FX On Why “Everyone Needs To WAKE THE F*** UP!”

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We’ve all heard the term one-man show, and few people embody that title as well as Benjamin Stanford, better known as Dub FX.

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For those not familiar with his work, Dub FX is a street performer and recording artist famous for creating intricate and impressive tracks completely on his own. He uses tools such as live looping and effects pedals to manipulate and layer his voice in incredible ways.

His talent and hard work have landed him worldwide success and six hip hop/reggae/drum and bass albums, including his newest one just released this week, titled Thinking Clear.

Aside from his remarkable talent and unique musical form, what really sets Dub FX apart is his perspective on the state of the world. Through many of his songs, including the hits “So Are You” and “Fake Paradise“, he directly addresses a number of issues that most mainstream artists would never dare to touch.

We at Collective Evolution were able to catch up with Dub FX to better understand his passions, intentions, and work moving forward. Here’s what he had to say:

1. What sparked your personal “awakening” or your experience of the world in a different way from what seems to be the status quo?

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In my humble opinion, Most people in society never undergo a real “heroes journey” or “pilgrimage” to awaken your warrior spirit. I went through mine without even realizing by living in a van from 2006 till 2012. In that time I lived completely off street performing all over Europe and Australia. It definitely gave me a whole different perspective on the world around me and my ability to take control of it through my actions.

2. What does vibration mean to you?

Vibration means everything! Light and sound are vibration, emotions are vibration, heck the whole universe is made of vibration! So if everything is made of vibration, including ourselves, then vibration is our God! Music is such a pure form of vibration, so to me it’s one of the many messengers from God.

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3. The video ‘Fake Paradise’ is clearly inspired by the powerful classic film ‘They Live’ what inspired you to make this creative alignment?

‘They Live’ is one of my favourite movies of all time! Although it is B grade, the concept is incredible and is very much in tune with my beliefs. Whether or not aliens are in control of our world, the powers at be definitely see us as consumer zombies in a constant state of amnesia who don’t look past our own ego to see the greater world around us! I was racking my brain thinking of a cool concept for the ‘Fake Paradise’ video and it just popped into my brain! I can’t believe no one else has done it before! The lyrics in the song are very in line with the concept of the video.

4. In the song ‘So Are You’ you say “there’s too much digital calamity, let us be what we need for prosperity, but we keep on using up more than we need and we build on slavery power and greed”. What changes do you think society needs to reach a positive form of prosperity?

Everyone needs to WAKE THE F*** UP! The majority of the western world is so wrapped up in their own ego. consumerism wouldn’t be such an issue if we were all working on ourselves and truly moving in line with our spiritual purpose in life. For example, if everyone in the world just meditated for 20 minutes a day including those in power their wouldn’t be as many problems. For example, racism wouldn’t exist, pollution would be as low as humanly possible, the government would be a lot more empathetic to society as opposed to their own agenda. The main problem is our entire planet is focused on getting rich as the number one goal. But if being enlightened was the number one goal we could all be rich together!

5. Do you feel that music can be a powerful outlet for sharing truth and shedding light on a lot of things we need to come to know in this world?

Yes and no. Music is a great way to maintain the messages we need to hear and deepen our understanding, but most of the time people don’t realize the messages in music until they have already figured it out on their own! “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. It’s up to each individual person to enlighten themselves. I feel like it’s my job to help people see the truth, but its down to you to really get it.

6. What is one message above all others that you are hoping to convey to the world through your new album?

Self empowerment is and always will be my fundamental message. Through self empowerment we wake up and make better choices for ourselves and the world around us!


Dub FX’s newest video, Fake Paradise, is beyond eye opening and, as alluded to in the interview above, largely inspired by the classic and controversial film They Live. Check it out and see what you think:

“Fake Paradise” is a track from Dub FX’s new album, Thinking Clear.
Directed by: Bruce Gil and Dub Fx
Dop/Vfx/Editor: Bruce Gil
Producer: Ana Paula Pinheiro
Starring: (in order of appearance)
Ben Stanford
Justin Stanford
Andrew Bishop
Cade Anderson
Andrew Vollmer

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Elon Musk And Over 2400 AI Scientists Sign Pledge Against Killer Robots

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  • The Facts:

    More than 2,400 AI scientists and researchers have signed a pledge which intends to deter military firms and nations from building lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS).

  • Reflect On:

    Are we as individuals, working together on shared concerns for all humans on the planet, starting to see the power we have to effect positive change?

It is not an uncommon story in the history of science and technology: the most brilliant and innovative minds of their time discover, create, and invent technologies that can have hugely positive benefits for mankind as a whole. Inevitably, the largest and wealthiest ‘consumer’ of such technologies is the Military-Industrial Complex, and the main ways these technologies are produced in our world are as tools of control, warfare, and human suffering.

In earlier times scientists and inventors didn’t have much say in how their work was used, and could often be persuaded that their use in military applications was actually for the benefit of humankind. Today, those naive days are gone, and the landscape is different. Some of the most prominent minds that are creating advanced technologies are starting to speak out more and more about how their work is being used in the world.

More Than 2400 Signatories

Elon Musk of SpaceX and Demis Hassabis at Google DeepMind are among more than 2,400 signatories to the pledge which intends to deter military firms and nations from building lethal autonomous weapon systems, also known as LAWS. The signatories are scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence, (AI) and have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight. The pledge was created by the Future of Life Institute:

LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS PLEDGE

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play an increasing role in military systems. There is an urgent opportunity and necessity for citizens, policymakers, and leaders to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable uses of AI.

In this light, we the undersigned agree that the decision to take a human life should never be delegated to a machine. There is a moral component to this position, that we should not allow machines to make life-taking decisions for which others – or nobody – will be culpable. There is also a powerful pragmatic argument: lethal autonomous weapons, selecting and engaging targets without human intervention, would be dangerously destabilizing for every country and individual. Thousands of AI researchers agree that by removing the risk, attributability, and difficulty of taking human lives, lethal autonomous weapons could become powerful instruments of violence and oppression, especially when linked to surveillance and data systems. Moreover, lethal autonomous weapons have characteristics quite different from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and the unilateral actions of a single group could too easily spark an arms race that the international community lacks the technical tools and global governance systems to manage. Stigmatizing and preventing such an arms race should be a high priority for national and global security.

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We, the undersigned, call upon governments and government leaders to create a future with strong international norms, regulations and laws against lethal autonomous weapons. These currently being absent, we opt to hold ourselves to a high standard: we will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons. We ask that technology companies and organizations, as well as leaders, policymakers, and other individuals, join us in this pledge.

The Power Of Public Shaming

The pledge hopes to amount to more than just words. In calling on countries to legislate laws, technology companies to not accept contracts, and individuals to voice their support against lethal autonomous weapons, they hope to sway public opinion overwhelmingly against LAWS, and in doing so shame any person or group who would go ahead with its development. There is some precedent for this approach working, according to Yoshua Bengio, an AI pioneer at the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms:

This approach actually worked for land mines, thanks to international treaties and public shaming, even though major countries like the US did not sign the treaty banning landmines. American companies have stopped building landmines.

The timing of this pledge is crucial. The military is one of the largest funders and adopters of AI technology. With advanced computer systems, robots can fly missions over hostile terrain, navigate on the ground, and patrol under seas. More sophisticated weapon systems are in the pipeline. Toby Walsh, a professor of AI at the University of New South Wales in Sydney who signed the pledge, had this to say about it:

We need to make it the international norm that autonomous weapons are not acceptable. A human must always be in the loop.

We cannot stop a determined person from building autonomous weapons, just as we cannot stop a determined person from building a chemical weapon. But if we don’t want rogue states or terrorists to have easy access to autonomous weapons, we must ensure they are not sold openly by arms companies.

Collective Consciousness Rising

This pledge is but one example of how people are implicating themselves in the future of the planet. No longer are we waiting on the sidelines and leaving decisions up to corporations, the military, or our political leaders. When we identify ourselves not as a race, culture or nation but as a planet, where all of humankind is considered part of the family, then we get to have greater access to the power of our collective consciousness. Once we harness that power, no initiative that is for the benefit of humanity is beyond our abilities.

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The Flying Humanoid Phenomena Of Mexico

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  • The Facts:

    There have been multiple reports over the years of bizzare activity in the skies of Mexico. People have claimed to be seeing flying humanoids in the sky. Though not fully verified as to what onlookers have seen, it is clear what they believe.

  • Reflect On:

    Experiences & stories such as this bring us to the question most of us have heard before, 'Are we alone?' What is the true nature of our reality? More importantly, what could this mean for us as a collective, as humanity?

Throughout time in mainstream media and the entertainment industry we have been programmed to see beings outside of human as dangerous, and for the most part there is a good chunk of fear-based propaganda to remind us of the potential danger if we were to encounter a visit.

Though new films and shows have been coming forth with a different perspective & narrative and new space forces are being declared, it is interesting to question the why. Stories of otherworldly visitors have been spread for centuries, and it is time we closely examine them with an open mind.

In this specific instance, an officer driving his patrol car in Mexico has seen a dark shape that he verified was, in fact, a “flying humanoid entity” which he described looked like a floating old woman, dressed in all black with dark skin and eyes that were “just black sockets, without eyelids.”

This startling apparition then apparently flew over to hover right in front of the vehicle and the stunned occupant within. He could see it better at this time, and noted that it was a hideous old woman that “resembled a witch.” Apparently annoyed by the car’s high beams, the witch then reportedly covered her face with some sort of cloak and then flew right into the vehicle’s windshield, causing the dumbfounded officer to go speeding back in reverse. He would explain the terrifying events like this:

As soon as I realized it was a kind of woman being, or a witch, very strange standing there trying to cover her face, she threw herself against my car very fast, falling on the car and hitting the windshield. She was flying very fast and it took only a second to hit the windshield glass. I was so shocked by this action that I put the car in reverse and pushed the accelerator trying to get away while requesting backup assistance by radio.

It was a woman with big black eyes, everything was black, no eyelids. Her skin was dark brown and her expression was horrible. She was furiously trying to get me with her claws while I was running away in reverse calling desperately for backup assistance to any units around.

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If you would like to read more about why humanity is seemingly ‘obsessed’ with the ET phenomena at this time, please read more here and watch our latest video to dive deeper into the subject matter.

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There Is More Than One Type Of Intelligence

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    The current model of schooling puts emphasis on one particular type of education, which only covers a small percentage of the population of children. It also educates children in batches, assuming they are all ready for the same thing.

  • Reflect On:

    Is it time to reevaluate this method of schooling to be more inclusive to children with all types of other intellect and creative ability? Is our education system even bringing out the full potential in our children?

What was your experience in school like? Did you hate it or love it? Were you an all ‘A’ student and found it to be a breeze or did you struggle with understanding some of the subjects you were being taught?

The fact of the matter is, our modern education system is not catering to students as individuals, but lumping them all into the same category and expecting them to succeed, even at things they are not particularly good at or even interested in, while those who got the highest test scores were praised and reminded of their perceived superiority and intelligence.

Because of this, many children experience anxiety around tests because they have been taught over and over again that their value is determined by a letter grade and not their creative abilities. If one child has an amazing skill to write poetry, but then fails a math exam, the latter will be the topic that is looked at and how this failure can be turned around. Often telling the child they need to pay attention more in class or study longer, even though this particular topic may not be where the child’s intelligence lies. This system is designed strictly for children to learn how to memorize and regurgitate what they have learned in the form of tests, not giving much leeway for other talents and abilities.

Our modern-day schooling system was designed to train children into becoming the perfect employee, to sit at a desk perhaps, or follow orders effectively for when they are old enough to enter the workforce. The hours, little time for play, taking instructions from a person with authority and unfortunately, leaving little room for exploring creative abilities. This system, in reality, only caters to a small percentage of people in the world, and because of this, we are effectively killing the creative potential that exists within all human beings.

The following video from Sustainable Human sums this up quite nicely.

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As it says in the video, “How did we get to the point where we decided the best way to school our children is to sit them behind a desk and insist they keep still?”

Children are meant to play, to explore, to observe, to stumble, to be curious, to ask questions, to find answers, to learn from others and as they go. Sitting them in a desk seems far from natural, yet this is something that to this day we still accept as normal and see it as, ‘just the way it is.’ However, it hasn’t actually been that long that this has been our generally accepted method of schooling.

“If a kid is failing, it is not the kids fault, the fault is within the system.”

Let us not forget that there are MANY forms of intelligence and it’s time we embraced every single one. The schooling system as we know it, needs an overhaul.

Let’s get this discussion started over in the Collective Evolution Group on Facebook.

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