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The Deptford Dub Club features a feast of talent, headlined by Tessa Pollitt, for our Carnival Warm-Up event. 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 collection amassed since 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 Soft Wax will also be spinning, to warm proceedings up.
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 specially guests. We will have fresh live instrumentation, from a new horns crew, with Waxy 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 form the Soundsystem..
Rocksteady will be playing all afternoon in the glorious garden. So reach early, we’ll be moving indoors and warming up the big, deep and full dub machine from 6 and running through til midnight. Skanking is a feature of this night in a convivial boozer, so put on your dancing shoes. We expect a road block.
Free if you arrive before 6pm, 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.