Dry & Heavy are a reggae act from Japan. The band originally formed in 1991, around core members drummer Shigemoto Nanao and bassist Takeshi Akimoto, with a floating cast on other instruments. The line-up which first recorded came together in 1995 with Naoki Uchida on dub controls, Mitsuhiro Toike on keyboards, Kei Horiguchi on guitar, and the vocal duo of LIKKLE MAI and Ao Inoue. They are influenced primarily by dub music of the roots era. The band currently features members of Audio Active. LIKKLE MAI (Jamaican for “little Mai”) recently left the group to pursue a solo career. Adrian Sherwood of On U Sound regarded the band as the best dub group of the 1990s. Their first self titled release is out of print. The other releases, One punch, Full Contact, In The Jaws Of The Tiger (mixed by King Jammy), and New Creation (Japanese issue entitled From Creation) are still widely available. There is a dub release of From Creation entitled Dub Creation available only in Japan.