Channel One Sound System Headlining the Jah Spirit Stage at Wilkswood Reggae 2020
Producer Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb bring their own Hand-built Rig to Celebrate 40 Years of “Breaking Down Barriers with Reggae.”
Setting up their own hand-built sound system at the Wilkswood Jah Spirit Stage, Channel One Sound System will be bringing the rich, heavyweight bass sounds of Notting Hill Carnival to this year’s festival.
The Channel One crew will be inviting a posse of other sound system squads to take over the decks throughout the day until legendary selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb close out the night with an unmissable set. Channel One play a unique selection of conscious reggae, exclusive dubplates and uplifting steppas with a tight selection of old and new dub classics.
You can’t write a history of UK reggae without a whole chapter on Channel One Sound System, one of the best known and most loved reggae sound systems which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances. Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary studio in Jamaica. In 1983, Channel One started playing at Notting Hill Carnival and they have played there every year since.
Channel One’s mission is to “break down barriers via reggae music”, they have achieved this by travelling and playing to new audiences all over the world. Highlights from the last few years have included winning the Red Bull Culture Clash in 2010, beating Metalheadz, Skream and Benga and touring the UK with Congo Natty, Mad Professor and the Twinkle Brothers. They also have a popular residency at one of London’s best clubs, Village Underground and have toured central and south America.
More details of the Wilkswood Reggae 2020 line-up will be announced over the next few weeks. Keep up with latest news by signing up for our newsletter or by following us on Facebook.
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