Don Fe

Musician/ Producer/ Selecta/ Live

UK born musician and producer based in Spain for over 20 years. His passion since the age of 5 has been music (classically trained in piano, flute and theory) and as from 16 reggae. From his humble beginnings in the 80s with a 4 track and a TDK D90 his riddims and productions are now being played by the world’s most respected sounds – Channel 1, Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti, Iration Steppas and many more all over the world.

On moving to Brighton in the 80s he discovered soundsystem culture and started collaborating with a local sound which led to him taking part in various festivals and local residencies until 1993 when he moved to West Africa for a time before finally reaching Spain. After co running a ‘commercial’ label for various years he now dedicates the majority of his time to his own productions and collaborations from his in house studio in Southern Spain where all his riddims are built.

His live show is a combination of a selection of the best of UK Conscious Roots and Foundation alongside his own riddims incorporating live instruments (flute, melodica and keys) as well as the possibility of incorporating singers / MCs. As from 2014 he will be presenting a new showcase of live dub, taking some of his most recent tracks from his studio into the dance. Over the last 5 years he has done more than 100 shows in Spain as well as taking part in festivals in France, UK and Germany sharing lineups with people such as Soom T, Aba Shanti, Channel 1, Vibronics and many more.

Apart from his work in the studio he is the founding member of Jah Catalyst Hifi (with Prince Jamo, Cfax and Alexia) – Murcia’s first 4 scoop hand built soundsystem and also plays in the live band – The Producers, alongside Roberto Sanchez and Prince Jamo and collaborating with Earl 16, Milton Henry and Ricky Grant.