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It’s the bomb, the second Deptford Dub Club, Reggae Mini-Festival. Yes indeed, this all day, multi-media, reggae festival, will be indoors and out in the fabulous, extensive garden, with a fully Family Friendly long afternoon. We will entertain you with music of Jamaican origin, of the highest order, throughout this session. From Ska, through Rocksteady, to classic Roots and on to contemporary Steppers. All spun in traditional Soundsystem style.
We’re thrilled to announce that this event will be headed up with a return, extended, set from the great Ras Kayleb. The mighty Ras Kayleb will need no introduction for fans of UK Sound System Culture as he has been a stalwart of the great Channel One Soundsystem for decades. He describes himself as, “ vocalist, recording artist, DJ, selector, chanter, toaster, radio station manager, previously MC for Channel One Sound System.” We are stoked to be welcoming him back to the D.D.C. in his own right. Kayleb will closing our day in true Sound System style and fashion.
We’re stoked that fellow foundation MC, Lez Lyrixs, will also be selecting and warming up the mic.. Expect an eclectic selection of Roots Reggae music, also fresh, conscious, firey lyrics. Lezlee Lyrix is the stage name of Professor William ( Lez ) Henry , who is renown as one of the most original lyricists the UK has produced. He has made records across a range of musical genres and has worked with various record labels and producers. Stay tuned for new material like “What Kind Of Life Are We Living?” (2021) as featured on the forthcoming studio album entitled; “Return of the Dread Eye”. He will be performing tonight with his current producer DJ Hurdz riding shotgun ; this is the crew that brought the house down last November.
Lez began his life as a Reggae performer on New Year’s Day 1982 on the world-famous Saxon Sound System, in a Blues Dance Lewisham Way, New Cross. Back in the day Lezlee thrived in such alternative public spaces. Lez is a long time lover of writing poetry and prose; his friend Everton introduced him to a recording of the Jamaican Deejay General Echo, performing on Stereophonic Sound System, in 1978. That started Lez writing lyrics. He was captivated by General Echo’s unique vocal dexterity, intellect, wit and lyricism, which meant that he successfully bridged the gap between slackness, culture and the comedic, in his live performances. This influence over Lezlee’s development was telling and led to him becoming one of the most pioneering British Reggae Deejays. Lezlee has performed both nationally and internationally and was a co-owner of ‘Ghetto-tone Sound System’ and later performed on ‘Frontline International’ and ‘Diamonds: The Girls Best Friend’ during the 1980s.
The evening will commence with a warm up selection from Mr.Wax. We’re delighted that he’ll be followed by Maxie B.. Maxyne is also a well-established figure on the London reggae scene The vibrant Maxie B is a stalwart of the Vinyl Countdown sessions and nights at The Telegraph; she has appeared at the Skamouth Festival and regularly appears on multi-media formats. Gracing our bill for this special event, Maxie B. exudes positive vibes. She can be relied upon for a scintillating Reggae Revive set , presented with style. We can certainly expect some on-point Lovers Rock as part of her in-put into this session.
Following Maxie B., there will be more of the semi-live action for which the Club is known, with some fresh Dubplate action. Soft Wax will be spinnin’ the rhythms. On the mic there will be toasting and singjay action, live and direct, from the mighty Doc Murdoch. There will also be live instrumentation from our fresh, new, Horn Section, led by Tombone and featuring Natty. There’ll be extra special guest vocalists too. Local hero Sidney Prince will be performing a couple of live tunes. We’re looking forward to another blinding evening of live mixes from the great Prince Fatty on the desk, throughout the evening.
We expect this whole day to be one of our most memorable. The palatial, discrete garden will feature DJs all afternoon and early. An enhanced sound system inside is a feature of the late evening session at this convivial boozer. Come on down, put on your dancing shoes and surrender to the rhythm.
Advance £3 / Free B4 6 then £5
The Fox and Firkin
316 Lewisham High St.