• Saturday 7th June - Rootikal All-Dayer

    With Channel One, Iration Steppas & Dan Man, Dennis Bovell, Matic Horns and Mama Marjas

    On Saturday 7th June we have a massive line-up for our first all-dayer at the Prince of Wales. 

    For this one we’ve hooked up with L'Acqua at Italy’s Testa Music Festival to make this the i-fficial London launch party for the festival. Representing the Italian scene we have Don Ciccio, Mimmo Superbass, plus an exclusive live set from singer Mama Marjas.

    The action will start gently on the sun terrace at 4pm, where we’ll be dropping summer vibes to accompany the Jamaican jerk BBQ, and there will also be there will be stalls selling records and mechandise. Then, in the early evening, the focus will switch to the club rooms for the the heavywieght line up.

    Anyone who's been to Notting Hill Carnival or University of Dub will be familiar with the righteous sounds played by Channel One's Mikey Dread and the unique spiritual message from DJ Ras Kayleb. It's always a pleasure to welcome them at Rootikal, and as always, we look forward to hearing their selection.

    Joining Channel One, and making their return to Rootikal, will be Iration Steppas' Mark Iration and Danman. Based in Leeds, Iration are veterans who have played at dub clubs and festivals the world over and have built a deservedly strong following. A frequent feature in the line up at University of Dub, Subdub and Love Dub, Mark Iration will be dropping a roots-focused selection at Rootikal.

    Dennis Bovell – AKA Blackbeard – has deep history and has been a cornerstone of UK reggae music since the mid-70s as part of the Sufferer Sound system, the band Matumbi, and as a record producer. This will be Dennis’ Rootikal debut, and having heard the man dropping tunes at Carnival a couple of years ago, we can atest that he’s lost none of what made Sufferer Sound such a legend. 

    Matic Horns also makes a welcome return to Rootikal and will be playing live trombone accompanyment to both Channel One’s selection and also Dennis Bovell’s (Henry Matic was a member of Matumbi with Dennis in 70s). With a killer new album produced by Mafia & Fluxy, it’s looking like 2014 will be a big year for Matic Horns.

    The Rootikal crew of David Hill, Mr Faso an Stuart Patterson will also be spinning, ably assisted by Oxman on the mic, and Room 2 will be hosted by David Katz (Dub Me Always), Don Ciccio and Mimmo Superbass.

    Rootikal All-Dayer with Channel One – Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb, Iration Steppas & Dan Man, Dennis Bovell, Matic Horns, Mama Marjas Mr Faso, David Hill, Stuart Patterson, Oxman, David Katz, Don Ciccio and Mimmo Superbass.

    Saturday 7th June 2014, 4pm - 4am

    Admission: first 150 invites at £7, then £9 – more on the door (subject to availability). Tickets available here

    Prince of Wales, 467-469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH


    In association with L'Acqua in Testa Music Festival Launch Party


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