Friday 17th June | 9pm – 4am
The City Arts & Music Project Basement | 70 – 74 City Rd, London, EC1Y 2BJ
Following the sell-out event with Trojan Sound System in April, Reggae Roast returns to The CAMP Basement for another night of quality roots & culture, welcoming special guests, the mighty; Peckings Sound System. This event is destined to be another uplifting dance, as Reggae Roast continue to offer the best roots, dub & dubstep in the capital in a unbeatable, welcoming atmosphere.
Founded by the late George Price, a pioneer of Jamaican music in the UK, Peckings has been a leading light in the British music scene since the 1970s. George Peckings was a close friend of Jamaica’s top record producers; Coxsone Dodd, Price Buster, Duke Ried & Bunny Lee and became the official importer of their material to the UK & US. Peckings became instrumental in bringing the sounds of Jamaica across the atlantic and this legacy lives on through their west London record shop and live sound system performances.
In recent years Chris Peckings has recorded many current and upcoming artists including; Bitty Mclean, Peter Hunningale, Gappy Ranks & Taurus Riley to name but a few. The Peckings imprint is still synonymous with top quality, authentic roots reggae and continues to spread the message and riddims of Jamaica. We are very much looking forward to an exclusive 2-hour set from Chris Peckings, hosted by Jungle MC legend; Demolition Man, who hit big in the charts and dancehalls across the globe with his smash hit single ‘Fire’.
Also playing on the night will be founders of Reggae Roast Exel & Moodie and resident selector; Dub Hunter. This months session will be hosted by Ramon Judah. Expect to hear the freshest selection of classic revival, dub, steppers & dubstep, as well as forthcoming offerings from the Reggae Roast Records label, including the anticipated; Reggae Music EP Feat. Earl 16 & Mungo’s Hi Fi, released on May 23rd 2011.
This bi-monthly residency continues to promote the strength of real roots music and provides for the demand for a conscious club night. As always this event is only £5 before 11pm and capacity is limited to 250 so arrive early for guaranteed entry.
Artists: CHRIS PECKINGS, DEMOLITION MAN, EXEL & MOODIE, DUB HUNTER & RAMON JUDAH
Adv tickets – http://www2.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?e|artist=reggae+roast+presents%3A+peckings+sound+system&e|promoter=7352&filler1=see
£5 Before 11PM £10 After | 20kw Sound System | £5 Rum Cocktails