Friday, 19 October 2012

Reggae Roast Jamdown | Bristol Launch | 16th Nov

Room 1: Earl Gateshead | Nanci & Pheobe | Charlie P | Reggae Roast | Evermoor Sound | Freshly baked

Room 2 (Carnival Basement): Hosted by Strictly Steppas
Disorda & Seanie T | Derw tha Damaja | Buzzword & friends

After a busy summer of shows in front of packed crowds at festivals home and abroad, Reggae Roast embark on their first Bristol outing at the much anticipated new bass friendly club: The Exchange, Old Market, on Friday 16th November…

Headlining the night will be veteran selector for the mighty Trojan soundsystem, Earl Gateshead. Playing alongside Earl on the night will be host of the most exciting DJs & Mcs around showcasing the rich heritage and new vitality of the British Reggae movement.

The Reggae Roast Jamdown sessions are famous for showcasing the best dubwise acts from across the globe in London, and this ethos is now to be brought out west to the fair city of Bristol. Expect a top quality showcase of our islands best talent, a warm bass presence and an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. There really is no reason to miss this very special night!


EARL GATESHEAD has been big in the Soundsystem scene for over thirty years, a reputation which has seen him rightly labelled as a reggae institution! The Trojan Soundsystem that he is the face of has gained worldwide recognition, and we are lucky enough to have him playing at the first ever Jamdown Bristol.

NANCI & PHEOBE are the underground sensation at the fore front of the return of this generations Jungle sounds. Their fresh take on hosting DJ sets breaks all genre conventions creating a new eclectic sound, mixing hip-hop flows, powerful and provoking lyrics, booming bass lines and stringent bluesy harmonies. Their highly anticipated single 'Notorious' has just been dropped and expect more heavyweight tunes from their ever expanding bag of killer live performances.

REGGAE ROAST have built a formidable reputation as the number one new sound in British Reggae. Having just returned from a busy summer schedule playing at festivals and dance-halls across the UK and abroad they will be bringing a bag full of dub plates and label exclusives, with bass lines that will rock The Faversham to it’s foundations.

CHARLIE P is a Reggae/Roots/Dub singer from Southend-On-Sea, Essex, and in the start of his music career, has already made a big impact in the Reggae scene. He is currently touring the world and has worked with big people in the scene such as Dubateers, Second 2 None, Kenny Knots, Biga Ranx, Ranking Joe, The Goldmaster All-Stars, Michael Profit, Jah Tubby, Earl 16, Mungo's Hi-Fi, Iration Steppas, Bush Chemists, Conscious Sounds, King General, OBF Sound System and many, many more.'

EVERMOOR SOUND are some of Bristols strongest up and coming producers of roots, dub & steppas. Combining digital dubs and live sounds in their own original dubplates, thrown down in the dance with vinyl killers and solid mic skills. A unique sound that hypnotises crowds into movement.

FRESHLY BAKED are the latest & most promising addition to Bristol's formidable reggae scene. Promoting partys large & small, freshly baked are a solid crew consisting of wise selectas & forward thinking MCs bringing only the best vibes.

ROOM 2 (Carnival Bassment hosted by Strictly Steppas)

STRICTLY STEPPAS are becoming well known for throwing a seriously good dance. The exchange basement will be transformed in to a bubbling carnival, bringing all the best things together to create a truly unique atmosphere.

DISORDA and SEANIE T - From the ranks of London's Extra Classic collective, and a combination not to be missed. Disorda's 'Dub Chronicles' radio show covers the whole spectrum of Reggae music past and present. Showcasing a deep record collection and love of the music over many years in the game. Seanie T is another veteran of the scene, holding it down on the mic with his unique flow over both Hip Hop & Reggae. Check for the new album 'Scribes Of A Versatilian'.

BUZZWORD & FRIENDS - Hailing from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Buzzoword could almost be described as diamond in the dirt. A phenomenal beat maker & super skilled selecta, bringing you only the finest cuts of hiphop, soul & reggae, Alongside a crew of local MC's. For an hours worth of sublime hiphop instrumentals check his album 'I Wish It Was Reel'. Its Dope!

DERW THA DAMAJA Is the main man behind Strictly Steppas and has an unhealthy obsession with collecting & sharing the music he loves. With a ever expanding record collection & dirty habit of blowing his horn, Derw always get the crowd going.

Venue: Exchange
Date: 16.11.2012

Address: Exchange, 72 – 73 Old Market Bristol BS2 0EJ

The venue is brand new but got good pedigree, it's subloaded's new home and the new spot for bass heavy music in town.
The Exchange is just on Old Market, opposite Castle Park round about next to the Stag and Hounds pub. Look out for the glowing pentagon...

Cost: £8 | £10 | LTD £6 early Bird

Times: 10PM - 4AM

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