Foxfirkin Lewisham presents:
Deptford Dub Club: Manasseh Hi Fi Special
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only. Photo ID required.
Nick Manasseh is one of our premier Roots producers and selectors, over the years he’s worked with them all. We’re chuffed to have him as our headliner in February. He will be backed by a full D.D.C.supporting cast, as usual. This promises to be another corker, at our new venue.
Since the soundsystem began in 1985, Nick has been a DJ all over the world, travelling to countless countries and continents and still continues to do so, working with MCs Danny Red, Earl 16, Brother Culture, Dark Angel and Kenny Knots. He’s in China right now, so we don’t know who’ll be partnering him for the D.D.C., but rest assured…
Manasseh soundsystem was built in 1985 by a group of friends and finished on the Sunday morning of Notting Hill Carnival. With the aim of playing reggae with a roots focus, the soundsystem was based in West London, in the Shepherds’ Bush area.
Manasseh Hi Fi will be preceded by Soft Wax. Who will be sharing the stage with a live horns and reeds section, featuring Tim Topcat and “Officer” Dibble. Live and direct on the mic. we’ll also have our resident Singjay Setondji Spirit. Expect a new set from the crew. Also expect some Dubplate action from Mr. Wax.
Warm up selection will come from local hero Don. He wowed us with his early selection on the last night at the old venue. Come on down and put on your dancing shoes.
Nick began his show on Kiss FM in 198, brought in by brothers Norman and Joey Jay to play 3-7am whilst the station was a pirate and later 3-6am until Kiss was re-programmed in 1999. Nick Manasseh started producing in 1985, beginning with ( the recently re-issued ), classic, Sound Iration album. The Riz Label was started by the Manasseh crew in 1991. Nick has since produced countless tracks, remixes and albums from world class musicians including amongst others, Pama International, Emeliana Torrini, Lee Perry for Rob Da Bank and Earl 16. Recently he’s produced a notable wave of Roots Garden releases, storming the UK reggae charts; beginning in 2004 with Johnny Osbourne’s ‘Black Star Liner’ and including an LP by the legendary Vin Gordon.
Nick has also produced albums and then mixed the following live shows, something he has done with the likes of: Pama International and Soothsayers meet Johnny Clarke. Branching out into other projects, Nick recently did sound design for the recent Julian Temple film about London.
FREE before 9pm, £3 after