08/07/17 - 7 Years of Steppas, London! £5 Early Bird Tickets: http://bit.ly/2r95o5v

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STEPPAS ARTISTS

  • Alpha Steppa

    Label Head/ Musician/ Producer/ Selecta/ DJ

    "The son and nephew of respected dub heavyweights Alpha & Omega, Alpha Steppa has been surrounded by soundsystem and dubplate culture from a young age. Now a talented producer in his own right, his productions connect the dots between the music which he has grown up around and the new generation of UK bass music of which he is a part. His dubbed out style draws upon the sounds of his musical heritage, filtered through an exploration of the newer sounds of dubstep." Knowledge Magazine "This is how to put the dub in dubstep." Mixmag "Obliteratingly heavy bass" Q Magazine "Sounds like Mala in a Taoist Temple." Mixmag "Enough bass to outweigh any dubstep set" Wire "Deep, dark rootical dub." Mixmag [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/823976" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Alpha & Omega

    Musicians/ Producers/ Selectas/ Live

    UK dub pioneers since 1990, A&O have worked with the likes of Greensleeves, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Jah Shaka and Gregory Isaacs. A&O are a roots dub duo that mix both analogue and digital elements, comprising Christine Woodbridge and John Sprosen, both of whom had played in reggae bands previously, Sprosen also having worked with the Roaring Lion Sound System. They began working together in the mid-1980s, splitting their time between their home towns of London and Plymouth, and issued their debut home-recorded cassette in 1988. They were picked up by Greensleeves Records, who acted as a parent company to the duo's A&O label, and also worked with Jah Shaka, for whom they supplied rhythm tracks. Although they are strongly influenced by artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, they have developed a sound that has been described as "uniquely British". In a review of their Mystical Things album, Rick Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote: "This prolific London-based duo is responsible for some of the most convincing old-school reggae to come from the first world." Wikipedia "Enter a path few can follow, but many can appreciate. A studio or sound's dub-plates are like a Shaolin monk's sacred teachings. London-based Alpha & Omega take us into their world of mesmerising roots and divulge their exclusive 'specials'." Muzik "Through minimal manipulation, (Alpha and Omega) deliver the listener to a place of great sonic peace." Option magazine "The compelling presences at the hear of these airy sonic worlds have a harder edge than some of their ancestors.” The Wire "Massively thunderous bass lines, galloping drum tracks and a willingness to tastefully adorn dubs with digital flutes and various electronic sounding washes." Pulse [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/1086849" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   www.alphaandomega.co.uk
  • J-Path

    Musician/ Producer/ DJ/ Beat Production Class

    From the school of the Self-Taught where many masters rise up from, J-Path’s inception into the beat making multiverse has been a cool decade in the making. Growing up in various South & Central American cultures, speaking multiple languages and collaborating with numerous demographics, J-Path quickly developed a strong sense of adaptability allowing him to bring a very unique and personal depth to his music. Experiments in sound have been akin to personal awakenings, with expressions in each new genre developing in him new capacities and spinning off into projects involving the hip hop underground, the K Pop overground and plenty in between. Dubbed the Drum & Bass/ Dubstep Ambassador for his mother country Korea, J-Path has done his dues: DJing with and hosting international artists, creating a local fan base with events to boot, coaching up and comers in Seoul via his Beat Production Program and bringing an ear honed to obsessive perfection under the umbrella of Electronic Music. Etched into his sound is the love for deep, soulful, textured landscapes reminding us that creativity is never limited to one category and can always take us on a journey if we so choose it.

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  • Rebel Samurai

    A&R/ Vice Chancellor/ Producer/ Selecta/ DJ

    Half-japanese, half-italian brazilian, The Rebel Samurai relocated all the way from east Sao Paulo to east London over a decade ago looking for a more 'chilled' surroundings. When his path encountered with his partner in crime, 'The Archiver', sometime in the late 2000's, they started to work on hip hop productions together, as the years passed, they felt like their sound had to evolve musically plus the love for reggae music brought them to direct their productions to a reggae influenced dubstep sound. You can also see the Samurai himself selecting the heaviest cuts on his annual visits to his family back in his motherland. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/67424692" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • JahYu

    Musician/ Producer/ Selecta/ DJ

    JahYu: the Korean word for ‘freedom’, this is an artist whose music is rooted in the notion of freedom, freedom of sound, freedom of expression, freedom from mind and freedom of the soul. JahYu uses his creative freedom to connect directly with his ancestors and create music that somehow transports the listener through time and space. Oriental flute and string melodies slide effortlessly amongst powerful roots-based dubstep, creating a sound that is unique and full of flavour. This enigmatic Korean-German producer blends both sides of his heritage, the digital steppers that emerged from Europe in the 1990’s alongside the traditional oriental music of his mother’s homeland, Korea, augmented by a deeper exploration of contemporary bass music. JahYu’s productions provide us with the opportunity to discover our ancestral roots through music. Roots music is not a sound, it is a feeling and a feeling that JahYu is able to evoke with profound intensity. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/1054970" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Dub Dynasty

    Musicians/ Producers/ Selectas/ Live

    Dub Dynasty represent the collaborative works of Alpha Steppa And Alpha & Omega. Dub Dynasty's debut 2013 album received critical acclaim, the second instalment of the dynastic journey is due to land in spring 2014. "Global Rootical Power - Regular readers will know we are supporters of globe-trotting producer Alpha Steppa - and this project, with his dad and aunt, aka UK roots 'n' dub veterans Alpha & Omega, makes him a serious player in the soundsystem world. Featuring vocalists from as far afield as Ireland and Korea over 11 tracks plus dub versions, these all feature 4/4 'steppers' rhythyms, traditional digital dub instrumental sounds and subtle electronic ornaments, but mix perfectly into dubstep sets, their bass tones hitting as hard as any high-tech wobble. Add some history to your mix!" 8/10 Mixmag “Reggae/dubstep producer Alpha Steppa is joined by his dad and aunt, better known as dub veterans Alpha & Omega, on this set of electronically enhanced reggae rhythms. A globe spanning array of rootsy vocalists ranging from Irish to South Korean also guest, but the real star of Unrelenting Force is the obliteratingly heavy bass. Not for laptop speakers.” Q Magazine [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/3725182" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • 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. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/4485622" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Cian Finn

    Singer/ Musician/ Selecta/ Live

    Hailing from the west of Ireland, Cian Finn is a vocalist and MC, inspired by the sounds of soul, blues and reggae. Currently working with some of the most respected acts in contemporary dub music, Cian has performed live with Mad Professor, Zion Train, Iration Steppas, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Dubwise, Cornerstone Roots, Dubkasm, and Radikal Guru. His vocal tracks have been remixed by Manasseh, RSD, Phaeleh, and Indigo. He was lead vocalist and a founding member of Irish reggae group Intinn. They were a mainstay of the Irish festival circuit and over the last 7 years playing across the UK, France, Spain and Italy. In 2010 Intinn were declared “Best Upcoming Reggae Act in UK and Ireland” at the One Love Festival in London. Cian has featured both live and in the studio with globally renowned traditional Irish group De Danann. Recently returned from a tour of Scotland, England, Germany, France and Poland with Radikal Guru, he has also performed live in New Zealand, in India at the MTV Sunburn festival and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known for his vibrant onstage presence and impassioned voice, Cian’s shows voyage through reggae rhythms to bouncing dubstep, interspersed with soulful acapella moments. This is an artist rooted deeply in the Celtic spirit, his song writing is infused with insight and positivity, carrying forward the flame of conscious music. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/1868496" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] www.cianfinn.com
  • Radikal Guru

    Musician/ Producer/ DJ

    Radikal Guru aka Mateusz Miller is a producer and dj born in northern Poland well known for his reggae-dubstep mash ups and unique sound influenced by dub originators such as King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry or Scientist. He gained popularity after releasing a series of vinyl singles on Dubbed Out records (UK) in 2008. He started developing his production skills in Poland making trip-hop and jungle beats in 2004. Fascinated by sounds of Asian Underground in 2005 he put out a demo album called "The East-West connection" which started spreading around the internet community. In 2005 he moved to Cork (Ireland) where he continued expanding his production techniques and started getting more attention by dropping his dj mixes in clubs around Ireland. Since then Radikal Guru has made a profound impact on the dub, bass music and dubstep circuits. The well-received Rootstepa album and Rootstepa Remixed EP is being played all around the world on radio and in clubs by top selectors and DJs. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/200108" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] www.radikalguru.com
  • DJ Madd

    Musician/ Producer/ DJ

    Hungarian-born DJ Madd gravitated towards the low-end sonics of dubstep in 2008, with early releases on the well-respected Boka Records and the infamous white-label WAR series. The success of these early releases caught the attention of several front-line dubstep labels and Madd went on to release with Black Box, Osiris, Wheel & Deal, Steppas Records and Moonshine Recordings. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/26916" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Joe Ariwa

    Musician/ Producer/Selecta

    Joe Ariwa's first touch with music was as a two year old when he plugged a guitar amp into his father's mixing desk. Being privileged to be the son of a renowned artist/ technician Joe learned most of his skills at the knee of an excellent teacher. Growing up in and around Mad Professor's infamous Ariwa Studios Joe quickly developed the skills and technical know-how required to engineer, mix and produce forward thinking dub music with a solid roots foundation. Joe has a string of releases under his belt featuring collaborations with legendary reggae artists including Horace Andy, Dennis Bovell, Earl 16, Michael Prophet and of course Mad Professor himself. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/54633165" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • N’goni

    Singer/ Musician/ Live

    One of the most powerful yet mysterious chanters on the scene. N'goni's lyrics unite the music and the message. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/79366318" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/79366324" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
  • Ras Tinny

    Singer/ Chanter/ Itector/ Selecta/ Live

    "I do hope that the music I play and the lyrics I write reflect my vocation and the teachings of my elders: 'Jah help InI to uplift the poor and Itect the environment' And so I hope we will link soon, between the sounds of the bass and the drum beats - inna perfect love - Jah Bless you." [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/15547688" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Smiley Song

    Musician/ Producer/ Melodica/ Selecta

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  • Adam Prescott

    Musician/ Producer/ DJ/ Selecta

    Prescott is well known for his roots inspired dubstep, having worked with established artists such as Kenny Knots, Brother Culture, Daddy Freddy, Radikal Guru, Dub Pistols, Iration Steppas, Dynamite MC, Linval Thompson & Jah Screechy. He's also a member of London club night and promotion outfit Reggae Roast. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/59226" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • RSD

    Musician/ Producer/ Selecta/ DJ

    The Bristol bass vanguard also known as Rob Smith (one half of respected dub duo Smith and Mighty), has been pushing bass heavy rhythms for over two decades. Since the late 1980s, Smith & Mighty played a huge part in the evolution of UK bass music. Thanks to their experiments in dub, reggae, drum’n'bass and beyond they are widely regarded as part of the pioneering force behind dubstep. RSD’s sound is an integral part of the dubstep scene which has earned him releases on respected labels including Punch Drunk, Earwax and Tectonic. "RSD's two mixes might be the darkest thing he's done, weird and degraded but still with that righteous roots feeling" Mixmag (Steppas Records AS0311) [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/12370" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Wellette Seyon

    Singer /Musician

  • Vibration Lab

    Musicians/ Producers/ Selectas

    Our purpose is to make ‘Future Reggae’ music and spread a positive message to the Universe.
  • Kiangana

    Singer/ Musician/ Producer/ Selecta

  • Sis Jane Warriah

    Singer/ Musician

  • Crazy Hertz

    Musician/ Producer/ Selecta

  • Zentash Gigawatt

    Musicians/ Producers/ DJs/ Selectas

    Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Zentash Gigawatt. Raw, unadulterated tribal bass music with a deep roots foundation. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/34701807" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Reality SoulJahs

    Singers/ Musicians/ Live

    RealitySoundSystem/RealitySoulJahs... Voice of the People......Equality & Justice for All Mankind...Blessed Love... Reality Sound System originating as the youth sound of Entebbe Sound System, Rasta Chanters, Outta, Hornsey, London, UK, from early 1980's. To spread Love, Peace & Knowledge through the power of Music...the international language of everyone... [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/61871254" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="350" iframe="true" /]

FEATURED ARTISTS

  • Linval Thompson

    Singer/ Musician

    Linval Thompson (born 12 October 1954, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dub musician and record producer. Thompson was raised in Kingston, Jamaica, but spent time with his mother in Queens, New York, and his recording career began around the age of 20 with the self-released "No Other Woman," recorded in Brooklyn, New York. Returning to Jamaica in the mid 1970s he recorded with Phil Pratt, only to return to New York to study engineering. Returning again to Jamaica, he worked with Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio, recording "Kung Fu Man", and recorded with Bunny Lee, which resulted in his debut album, Don't Cut Off Your Dreadlocks, in 1976. Thompson began to produce his own material, the first fruits being the Trojan album, I Love Marijuana (1978), and its dub counterpart Negrea Love Dub. Although he continued to work as a singer, he became increasingly prominent as a producer, working with key artists of the late roots and early dancehall era such as Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, The Wailing Souls, Barrington Levy and Trinity, with releases through Trojan Records as well as his own Strong Like Sampson and Thompson Koos record labels. Thompson's productions were used as the basis of some of Scientist's best-known dub albums. He has also produced albums for Eek-A-Mouse, Freddie McGregor, and The Viceroys.
  • Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

    Producer/ Musician/ Singer/ Upsetter

    Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, 20 March 1936, Kendal, Jamaica) is a seminal Jamaican reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production values. Perry was one of the pioneers in the development of dub music with his early adoption of effects and remixing to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. Perry has worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, The Congos and Max Romeo. He is a long time member of the Rastafari movement. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/12801698" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Gregory Isaacs

    Singer/ Musician/ Cool Ruler

    "Isaacs's slightly nasal voice and intimate, sensual delivery made him ideally suited to the mellow "lovers' rock" ballad style then popular with reggae fans in Britain, where he spent much of his later life. During the mid- and late Seventies, however, when his popularity in Jamaica began to rival that of figures such as Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, his output was equally focused on "roots reggae" themes concerning the daily struggle for survival in Jamaica's tough ghettos. Nicknamed "The Cool Ruler", Isaacs was a dapper-dressed performer who almost always sported a distinctive fedora and three-piece suit on stage. He co-founded his own African Museum label, on which he released much of his prodigious output. To finance such productions, he made many recordings for other high-profile Jamaican producers, among them Joe Gibbs, Barrington Levy, King Jammy, King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly & Robbie, and Steely & Clevie. His commercial peak coincided with an addiction to crack cocaine and a spell in prison after being found guilty on a firearms charge, after which both his health and career faltered. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2007 he declared: "Drugs are a debasing weapon. It was the greatest college ever, but the most expensive school fee ever paid – the Cocaine High School. I learnt everything, and now I've put it on the side." Telegraph [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/526990" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]   www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Isaacs
  • Dub Judah

    Singer/ Musician/Producer

    UK dub legend and pioneer of the sound. "Due to misunderstandings And misinterpretations Due to confusion Man a mix up and no fix up Due to lack of education Wicked a control the nation Due to lack of employment The youth them a turn militant Due to lack of intelligence Man a fight 'against him own Brother Due to lack of investment Bank start to trade in corruption But due to lack of political strength Enough man a get a death sentence Right up from Ethiopia Way down to even asana And even in china All even in Albania All certain parts of Russia All over the Diaspora Babylon is a trap it's a trap Babylon is a trap it's a trap Babylon is a trap it's a trap Vicious cycle a trap in a trap Oh yes If I could walk over England The way man walk over Africa I wouldn't do such things For I'm not a racist So you don't have to vex 'bout this 'cause rasta intelligent And Rasta man diligent We have a commitment But due to lack of information 'bout the healing of the nation Get rich quick man them a dominate And certain youth life get terminate 'Coos after 1000 year Satan reincarnate himself Talking bout him a badman talking bout him a wicked man Innocent youth a follow suit A kill them self fe wear crisp boot And disconnected themselves from the truth And disconnect from king David root But due to lack of intelligence 'enough man a get a death sentence Right up from Ethiopia All over the Diaspora" [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/79366323" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
  • Lutan Fyah

    Singer/Musician

    Lutan started his musical career in 1999, recording for Buju Banton’s legendary Gargamel Records. Since then he has gone on to release numerous records with various high-profile labels, including VP and Greensleeves. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/4957005" params="color=00a160&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
  • Prince David

    Singer /Musician