Its a true summer jam this July at Cargo, exploiting the fine yard to it's highest potential, and ramming some mighty-fine chillin tunage into the arches. With Reggae Bohemoths The Trojan Soundsytem live on stage, along with DJ Vadim and Jimmy Screech to continue the reggae tinged flavour.
Formed in 2004 from London Sound System legends, The Trojan Sound System has already had hugely successful shows as a single entity and with the greatest names in reggae, representing the label that has been the home of British Reggae, Ska and Roots since 1968. The Sound System comprises selectors Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad, and Vocalists Superfour and Chucky Banton.
Earl Gateshead began DJ'ing in Brixton in 1979.He is well known in London for his 20 year residency at The Dive Bar in London's Chinatown and his Saturday residency at the legendary Blue Note club. His reggae nights at Plastic People received Worldwide recognition. Daddy Ad comes from Roots and Reality Soundsystem and, like Earl, always pushed for new sounds and acts. his background as a full time drummer and audiohead means he is responsible for the sound system's FX, mixdowns and sound, as well as co selecting with Earl. The System's vocalists have twenty years experience as members of the great South London Sound Systems: Taurus, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London's Reggae entertainers for our summer jam tonight.
Riding high since the release of his latest album 'U can't learn Imaginashun' DJ Vadim returns to Cargo's stage with a ska-tinged bounce in his step, and no doubt he will be prepared to rock the house in his own inimitable style. IF the LP is anything to go by you can expect the perfect balance between hip-hop and reggae, there couldn't be a more fitting DJ for a night such as this!
Having been 'spotted' by Roots Manuva in 2005 Jimmy Screech has utilised this super-cool hook-up more than anyone could have imagined, bringing his unique 'reggae-rap' sound to the masses on 2 Roots Manuva national tours. Rapping, singing, freestyling, it's all the same to this young talent, and his attitude is that of a true forward thinker. With massive interest from Mary Anne-Hobbs and Jo Wiley expect big things from this South London MC.
Ultra-cool live-stylings from the Gentleman's Dub Club, Leeds' heavyweight live 11 piece dub collective, will wetten appetites more than suitably bringing pure fire to the dancefloor. Bass-heavy, brass-tinted percussion-fuelled dubs as timeless as the genre itself to leave you satisfied yet hungry for more.
London-based Tokyo child Anchorsong makes great music! Plain and simple. Heavy, technical beats laden with synth-harmonies and moving chord-changes, all set to the beautiful sound (and sight in this case!) of his all-girl string-quartet, he came reccomended to us by DJ Krush and the high-accolade is easily matched by his pure, raw talent.