Iration Steppas Soundsystem, Mike Jones
THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE... THE STEPPAS ARE BACK!!!
For many of you IRATION STEPPAS need no introduction, their last two performances at Deviate have been truly legendary and we couldn't resist asking them and their earth-shattering soundsystem back to WHQ...
IRATION STEPPAS are one of the top dubwise sound systems in the world. They started as a sound system in 1990, firstly just spinning dub plates, then making their own music. They have played all over the world as well as powering the legendary SUBDUB in Leeds and more recently DMZ/EXODUS in Leeds.
Some might say the IRATION STEPPAS are far removed from the traditional sound of reggae but the same might well have been said of King Tubby and Lee Perry when they first started to push the musical boundaries! Moving forever forwards and never backwards, they continue to play a crucial part in the world of dub - the unstoppable force that is IRATION STEPPAS...
In their own words:
"It’s hard to explain… you’re gonna feel the power 'cos of heaviness in bass, you’re gonna see the uniqueness of a DJ chattin’ on a soundsystem, the sound effects itself is unique, the delivery of the sounds played to the crowd and the reaction from that and the niceness of just being in a cool, no trouble business vibe.
We like to keep it spiritual and uplifting really, because that’s what dub is about. It is an experience."
Support comes from Deviate resident MIKE JONES who has been digging deep in the Deviate archives to put together a special DUB-step set for all the skankers!