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This month the D.D.C. will showcase a feast of talent, headlined by Tessa Pollitt. She’ll be spinning 100% Roots and Culture Reggae in Soundsystem style. Tessa was the bassie throughout the career of The Slits, who’s seminal 70s LP “The Cut” was produced by Dub-master Dennis Bovell. Tessa draws from a deep love of the music and selects from a mighty collection mostly amassed back in the day.
Another of our amigos, Danny Dread, ( also known as Ras Danny Mosiah,) will be putting the needle to the groove on the wheels of steel too, to close the show. Danny will need no introduction to regulars at The Deptford Dub Club, as he is a stalwart. He’s more widely known through his work with the Jah Shaka Soundsystem, over many years. His sets are always wicked. Resident selector, Soft Wax, will also be spinning, to warm proceedings up inside.
There will be the usual instrumental and vocal accompaniments, live and direct on the mic., throughout the evening. Our resident singjay, the mighty Doc Murdoch will be MCing throughout and we expect that Tessa will be accompanied by a very special guests. We will have fresh, live, instrumentation, from a new horns crew, featuring Tombone and Natty. Waxy will also be on SoundFX during Tessa’s set. Throughout the evening the great Prince Fatty will be on the desk, ensuring a rich, full and deep sound from the Soundsystem..
Rockstyeady will be playing in the glorious garden and then we’ll warming up the big, deep and full dub machine from 6 and running through at least til midnight. Skanking is a feature of this night in a convivial boozer, so put on your dancing shoes. We expect a road block, for this Spring event.
Free B4 9 then £3
NB: Tessa was the bassie for the mighty Slits throughout their recording career; including playing all over their awesome debut album, “The Cut” ( produced by Dennis Bovell ) and “Heard it Through The Grapevine” single. Through to their final ( Adrian Sherwood produced ) LP, that contains a killer version of “Babylon”. Not surprisingly this queen of avant bass has a phenomenal collection of reggae records that she’ll be selecting from on this one away night.
The Fox and Firkin
316 Lewisham High St.