Rootikal and The Heatwave's Carnival Yard Dance
Monday Aug 31, Midday- 7pm.
We have found a stunning in and outdoor location for a special Carnival dance. (5 mins from Kensal Green tube and 10 mins walk from Ladbroke Grove tube). Large outdoor courtyard hosted by our friends The Heatwave for some Hot Wuk carnival bashment madness. Rootikal take care of the roots inside on our heavyweight TPI system with special guest Earl Gateshead plus Oxman on mic duty. All the positive vibes of carnival, no sound restrictions in the sunshine but with our own private toilets and bars, plus friendly security making a hassle free and super friendly dance.
Tickets : https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/31047/chk/f7e9
PLEASE NOTE ONLY TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE EMAILED THE ADDRESS OF THE DANCE A FEW DAYS BEFORE CARNIVAL.
Rootikal with Aba Shanti I, Vibronics, Gladdy Wax and Tuff Scout – Friday 8th May
On Friday the 8th of May Rootikal comes back with a heavy-like-lead line up across two rooms at Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle.
Rootikal favourite Aba Shanti I will head up the main room and will joined by Vibronics with Madu Messenger, Real Roots, Stereo Chemist, Donovan Kingjay and Rootikal’s Mr Faso at the healm.
It’s the first time that Vibronics will play at Rootikal, and for those that dont know, they’ve played all the major venues on the UK dub scene and abroad since they started in 95. They've also chalked up over 40 releases on their Scoops label, and have worked on albums, singles and remixes for a host of other artists inlcuding Universal Egg and Jah Tubbys. We can’t wait.
The Selector’s Choice room is Rootikal's new alternative to the main room and it has only one music policy – that the selector is free to dig deep and pull the pieces that they really want to drop in the dance, whether it be rocksteady and ska, a Tubbys dub or some tuff dig-roots. The sound for this room will be delivered by a state-of-the-art full-range TPI system, reknowned for its clarity and weight.
Selector's Choice will host Gladdy Wax, a true veteran of the London reagge scene and a cornerstone at Notting Hill Carnival, Gil Cang of London's standard-setting Tuff Scout label, and Rootikal residents David Hill and Stuart Patterson.
The dance runs from 10pm-5am.
We’re back, in true Rootikal style and fashion.
Rootikal on Friday 8th May with Aba Shanti I, Vibronics with Madu Messenger, Gladdy Wax, Tuff Scout, Real Roots, Stereo Chemist, Donovan Kingjay and Rootikal residents
Admission: limited earlybird tickets at £6 left, then tickets at £8 – and more on the door (subject to availability) from tickettailor or Resident Advisor
Corsica Studios, 4-5 Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB
Conscious reggae for rootikal people
This Saturday – Rootikal birthday dance with Al Campbell, Channel One, Ed West and Unit 137 Sound System
On Saturday the 6th of December we celebrate our sixth birthday and we come with an all killer, no filler, Rootikal line up.
Firstly, we have the return of the great Al Campbell, his first Rootikal PA show in well over three years. Anyone with even a passing interest in reggae will know the work of Al Campbell, a singer and producer of deepest roots, most soulful lovers and the toughest dancehall. His musical career started in the 60s at Studio One and he’s still cutting great sides today. We can’t wait to hear him in session again.
The mighty Channel One will also be in the house and Mikey and Ras Kayleb will be able to deliver with weight as we’ll have the Unit 137 sound system powering the dance. It’s always a joy to have Channel One selecting at Rootikal.
From the Unit 137 crew we have Ed West, fine selector, producer and drummer in The Drop, and most recent signing to the Tru Thoughts label via their new Sharp And Ready sound system music A&R. Ed is joined by RTKal on the mic, and there is also DJ set from Unit 137 head honcho, Hylu.
The Rootikal crew of David Hill, Stuart Patterson, Mr Faso will also be running tunes, with UK Principal joining them on the mic, and in room 2 we have Real Roots and Stereochemist.
The evening will begin on POW's new covered and heated winter terrace, and Rootikal will be the first Saturday night event to use this new space.
Rootikal birthday dance with Al Campbell, Channel One – Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb, Unit 137 – Ed West, RTKal & Hylu, David Hill, Mr Faso, Stuart Patterson, UK Principal, Real Roots and Stereochemist. Powered Unit 137 Sound System.
Saturday 6th December 2014, 9pm - 5am
Admission: only 20 earlybird tickets at £6 left, then some at £9 – and it will be more on the door (subject to availability) from tickettailor or Resident Advisor
Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH
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Friday 24th October at Trapeze, EC2A
On Friday, 4th October two of London’s top reggae crews come together for the first time for a night of pure revival sounds from the 60s through to the 80s.
Tim P and Mistah Brown – with Papa Face on the mic – will be representing the Tighten Up crew, while Rootikal residents David Hil, Mr Faso and Stuart Patterson will come with Oxman on the mic.
Venue for the session is Trapeze, the venue that was previously East Village, home to Rootikal for over five years.
The session starts at 10.00pm and runs until 3.30am, last entry 1am, photo ID required. There are a limited number of early bird tickets available from Tickettailor or Resident Advisor at £5, £7-9 on the door.
Trapeze Basement Club (formerly East Village), 89 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HX