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SubJam : Zion Train + Laid Blak + Vibronics + Reggae Roast DJ Collective + Earl Gateshead + General Roots + Dub Fiesta + Kris Dee
Subjam is a live Jam of Reggae, Dub and Roots performers and musicians. For our launch party on Saturday 22nd March, we are proud to have many of our favourite artists playing exclusively for us.
Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for the past 2 decades. The band were heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture in the UK during the 1990s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period. They are one of the finest live dub acts on the planet and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best vocalists.
Dub and reggae pioneers, their sound has evolved into 'acid dub' - roots with a dance edge. Formed in 1990, Zion Train are a dub phenomenon. Their work from the past decade still sounds fresh to today's discerning ears. Their recorded output is prolific with an album a year and innumerable production credits, remixes and songwriting collaborations.
'Bouncier than a party in a Michelin factory' (NME).
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Reggae band Laid Blak was created when producer DJ Bunjy and MC Joe Peng joined forces to conquer the '90s jungle and rave scenes. Before long, 5 more members were added and after being scouted and signed to Island Records founder Chris Blackwell's label, the band were hailed by the press as the UK's leading Reggae band and the essential live festival act. They have supported acts such as John Legend, Julian Marley and Massive Attack.
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From their creation in 1995, Vibronics have been at the forefront of the UK Roots and Dub explosion. They served their apprentice through a series of exclusive heavy-weight cuts for Sound Systems such as Jah Shaka, Iration Steppas and Aba-Shanti-I before moving on to releasing music through Zion Train's Universal Egg label.
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Reggae Roast have steadily built up a reputation for hosting one of the most vibrant monthly Reggae events in London that is all about creating a respectful atmosphere where people can enjoy the best reggae music Recently Reggae Roast have been in high demand, playing at clubs across the UK including regular sets at Fabric, spreading their message of conscious roots music and positive vibes. Over the past 3 years Reggae Roast have hosted some of the biggest names in the business, including: Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Collie Buddz, Sly & Robbie, Finley Quaye, Mad Professor, David Rodigan, Suggs (Madness), Mungo’s Hifi, Channel One Sound System, Iration Steppas and Adrian Sherwood.
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Earl Gateshead began DJing in Brixton in 1979, worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone. His reggae nights at Plastic People have received Worldwide recognition. Currently, Earl is reggae resident at Fabric on Saturdays, London's largest and most successful nightclub, and part of the Trojan Sound System.
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Having all met and grown up in Crouch End, General Roots started as a school band playing at local jam nights and school concerts. In 2011, the group worked their way onto the UK festival and club circuit and quickly gained notoriety for their high energy, positive and bass driven performances around the UK, earning support slots with Submotion Orchestra, Gentleman’s Dub Club and The Skints.
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