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We’re pleased and proud to welcome Matthew Phillip to the Dub Club with his fine Soundsystem. Matthew is the Chief Executive of the Notting Hill Carnival, so -- not surprisingly -- his set is styled, the Notting Hill Carnival Soundsystem. As you might imagine from the CEO of Carnival, Matthew is a great lover of Reggae Music and his System is an immaculate piece of kit. He’s bringing a couple of selectors down with him from the North West of the Smoke.
So this session will be an end of season, post Carnival meeting of the best from the North West, with some of our prominent local heroes. This celebratory session will be undertaken in a bredrens and sisters together in inity style, rather than being a clash.
The Southside crew will include the foundation local Don, the legendary Mr Neville King, on the wheels of steel. This renowned producer was born in St James, Jamaica. Neville’s Soundsystem had long residencies in Brixton, Tooting, Peckham and Streatham during the 1970s. During those times he was a mentor to Blacker Dread, Levi Roots and David Rodigan. Neville King launched his own record label in London in 1976 and quickly struck gold. He issued exceptional roots material by Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses and Jacob Miller. Mr King also released his own, original, lover’s rock productions. His works, on the King and City label, by local heroes One Blood are particularly sought after; “Be Thankful” having assumed classic status.
Mr King will be preceded by South London stalwart Drop Da Biscuit. He’s probably best known to many as half of Rebel Audio Vision who’ve graced many venues with their carefully crafted selections, over several decades, especially on the Southside. Mikey is also well known to regulars at the D.D.C., as he’s a virtual fixture there, having attended more Dub Clubs than anyone, apart from Waxy.
The great Doc Murdoch will be joining us on decks and the mic over the whole session, peppering up the rhythms with his distinctive vocal stylings later on. He’ll be featuring particularly strongly in the evening session. However he’s a wicked selector too and he’ll have a slot in the garden, during the day.
Waxy’ll kick us off and then he’ll reappear leading the Deptford Dub Club Crew section of the proceedings, with live horns. Soft Wax has been a Zelig-like figure in the sphere of roots, rock, rebel music for decades. He has been the resident selector of the Deptford Dub Club since 2012. He has also played out throughout the Capital, across the nation and over the Herring Pond in NYC. For this session, we’re thrilled to be joined by our resident saxophonist Natty P.. Also featured will be the great Tombone, our regular trombonist.
Club stalwart Natty Nick will be stepping up to grace the decks too. Expect a carefully chosen selection of classic Ska, Rocksteady and early Reggae. There will
also be very special guests t.b.c..
The multi- media dimension of this event, which will also feature visual art, Soundsystem threads, records and culture; provided by Drop da Biscuit, prize winning artist Fret and Lewisham Rebel Music Map, in the fabulous garden. Where there will be hot food available all day.