CARNIVAL DANCE 2014
- ABA SHANTI-I
- IRATION STEPPAS
- MAASAI WARRIOR SOUND
SATURDAY 2nd AUGUST 2014
... 21.00 - 05.00
@ The Music Café (TMC)
23a New Park Street
off Narborough Road
KONTAKT is proud to bring you selections from three of the biggest sounds out for this years Leicester Carnival after party...
... Sound system operator Aba Shanti – I is a yearly highlight of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, where he’s held court since the 1970s with one of the most powerful rigs around. To his many followers, Aba is a heritage selector, synonymous with his legendary dub-plate collection, running his tracks like “Jah Lord” and “Jah Lightning And Thunder” on speakers so bass-heavy they can dislodge kidney stones. Aba was also one of the first touring sounds to acknowledge diversity in his audience, and always emphasises messages of unity and integration whilst toasting on the mic.
... Iration Steppas was originally set up by Mark Iration as a sound system in Leeds, where he played the latest sounds at blues dances, clubs and parties. With a posse of like-minded individuals Iration toured the country absorbing various sounds. With Papa Sam, the sound initially performed under the name Ital Rockers Hi Fi. Notable influences were Jah Shaka and Jah Tubby. Iration acknowledged that he was amazed by Jah Tubby's collection of original dub plates when he secured his first acetates. A sound system clash in Leeds against Jah Shaka resulted in praise from the legendary soundman, encouraging Iration to continue in the business. In 1993, Iration linked up with Dennis Rootical (under the guise of Kitachi), performing the leftfield dope beat sound. Live appearances by the duo were greeted with enthusiasm, playing festivals and clubs around the UK. They are also acknowledged as being the first to utilize DAT recordings of their own tunes at the High Rise studio in Leeds and to mix them live. With Jack Rouble joining the group, their reputation grew and Iration Steppas released the classic "Scud Missile" in 1993. The single was met with enthusiasm and demand led to the discomix being re-pressed three times before eventually being deleted. The initial hit was followed by the equally popular 12-inch discomix, "Mystical Warrior". Acclaimed by the media as Jah Shaka's "enlightened offspring", they followed the hit with two 10-inch releases, "Reminiscence Dub" and "Killimanjaro" both of which were featured on their debut album. As Kitachi they released three dope beat singles, "Spirit", "Scratch Remix" and "Heavyweight". The new wave of dub followers can also discover many specials recorded for a variety of 90s-style dub compilations, including Macro Dub Infection, Dubhead Volumes One and Two, Club Meets Dub and Dope On Plastic.
MAASAI WARIOR SOUND...
Maasai Warrior are a Sound System based In Bristol.
Their first debut was in 2010 at St Pauls Carnival (Bristol) on Argyle Rd. Shortly after playing regular sessions at the Black Swan with promotions such as Bristol Dub Club and Stepping Promotion. Up until July 2012 they started to play sessions outside of Bristol, the first city being Walsall, then in other cities after such as London, Birmingham, Leicester, etc. In December they first played outside England with a session in Grenoble, France.
As the sound progresses they started to play at more sessions around UK and In Europe with sounds such as Jah Lokko, King Alpha, O.B.F, Word Sound & Power, Young Warrior, Freedom Masses, Jah Youth, Roots Collective, Lion Youth, Equal Brothers, Roots Injection, Emperorfari and many more, as well as DJ sets with / on Instrument Of Jah, Roots Meditation, Mo Kalamity, Dubkasm, Aba Shanti-i, Kanka etc.
"We love to send positive vibes out to the public"
... IF YOU LIKE BASS MUSIC THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTED
-- MAIN ARENA --
- ABA SHANTI-I (London)
- IRATION STEPPAS (Leeds)
- MAASAI WARRIOR SOUND (Bristol)
- ROOTICAL ft MR FEELGOOD (Leicester)
- KING JAHORGE (Leicester)
"The artists will be playing on the in house 20k Funktion One sound system to ensure there is enough room for the masses"
-- Caribbean Food & Merchandise Stalls --
TICKETS 'ONLINE' @
http://www.i-want-tickets.com/site/even ... ?catID=533
TICKETS IN SHOPS @
Rockaboom - Malcolm Arcade.
Wellgosh - 34 High St, Leicester, LE1 5YN
The Charlotte - 8 Oxford Street, Leicester, LE1 5XZ
-- TICKET PRICES --
Advance 'In Store' Tickets : £10 +BF
Advance 'Online' Tickets: Early Bird £7.50 / Standard £10
On The Door : £15
....... All Roads Lead To Leicester.
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