MACKA B + RESONATORS
Macka B has always been interested in music. At a very young age he was impressed by the heavyweight sound system Lord Barley, playing in the blues party next door. The vibrant reggae beat found a place in his heart that remains there, to this very day.
Curator of Macka B’s Medical Mondays & Wha me eat Wednesdays – he is one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back towards a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravelly vocals gave him an instantly identifiable sound, and his production – chiefly handled by Mad Professor – updated dub reggae techniques for the dancehall age, proving that the two sounds weren’t mutually exclusive.
2017 was witness to Macka B’s latest milestone. His dedication to the vegan lifestyle and spectacular weekly food updates allowed him to become a global viral success generating a staggering fifty million views in less than a month! 2017 also sees him release his latest album Health is Wealth out on the legendary Greensleeves label.
Support comes form local Brighton heroes, Resonators.
Brighton-based nine piece dub reggae group Resonators have spent almost a decade refining their sound. With dual vocal powerhouse Faye Houston and Kassia Zermon fronting the group, Resonators’ diverse material is tied together with a soulfulness that permeates their material. At times haunting and melancholy, smattered with sweet and soulful cuts, Resonators create an original sound influenced by classic roots reggae, UK sound system culture and a diverse musical background. Drawing on the collective input of its nine members Resonators deliver a sound that is both familiar and unique, with comparisons ranging from Misty in Roots to Bjork.
STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16s TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE