GLOBAL BEATS SESSIONS PRESENTS:
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM
Please note this event will not feature the full sound systems found at Notting Hill Carnival.
In 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T began to play at blues parties and local dances having spent many years under the watchful eye of their father, owner operator of the famous Admiral Bailey Sound. They chose the name Channel One in homage to the legendary Jamaican record label of the same name whose tunes featured heavily in those early selections. Inspired by Bob Marley’s belief in uniting people through reggae music, Mikey was keen to introduce new people to dub reggae music and started touring around universities, where he secured a solid fan base.
Channel One’s mission is to break down barriers via reggae music, they have achieved this by playing new venues, new festivals and different countries, taking their unique sound to Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Turkey and all over Europe. Channel One also celebrated 30 consecutive years at the Notting Hill Carnival making them one of the must see sound systems for attendees to Europe’s biggest street festival.
Jah Tubby’s Sound System was established in the 1970’s in North London and by 1977 were playing against the biggest Sound Systems of the day. In early 1979 they had a Thursday night residency at Cubies club in Hackney and a Friday night one at Kippers Youth Club, Aldgate. By the middle of the year they had added a Sunday night session at the Noreik in Tottenham. In the mid 80’s they established the Jah Tubby’s and Y&D record labels initially both labels released 12 inch singles up to around 1990 though the Jah Tubby’s label was revived in 2000 with a series of 7inch singles and later in the decade with a series of 10inch releases. In the 80’s Aba Shanti I front man Joseph Smith deejayed on the sound using the name Jasmine Joe.
They are still going today and alongside the Sound System and record label they also manufacture amps and other equipment for a new generation of Sound Systems.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA BASEMENT
STANDING CLUB NIGHT