Salmonella Dub formed in Christchurch in 1992. Purveyors of dub reggae at a time when guitar rock and dance dominated the musical landscape, they sugar-coated their rhythms with a tongue-in-cheek band name and offbeat covers. They went on to establish themselves at the forefront of a distinctively NZ mix of groove based dub, reggae and electronica. Tiki Taane did time with the band as both a live sound mixer and a vocalist, before going solo in 2007. The following year saw album Feel the Seasons Change, with the band performing live with Māori instrumentation and the NZ Symphony Orchestra.