Line-up /Channel One Soundsystem
One of the world's greatest and best known dub reggae sound system, run by legendary selector Mikey Dread, and featuring MC Ras Kayleb
Channel One Sound System was born in the year 1979 by brothers Mikey Dread and Jah T.
In 1975 we linked up with an elder sound in East London called King Edwards and overnight became a force in East London armed with 4 foot & 6 foot double boxes (2 x 18” speakers) and various single 18” boxes what was amplified by a 3kw value amplifier.
In 1979 we decided to rename the sound Channel One Sound System simply because we were playing nough tunes from out of the Channel One stable, Maxfield Avenue, Jamaica.
In 1983 we were given the opportunity to play Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, London. Then we were playing to just 10 people for most of the day, 23 years later we are playing to 10,000 people a day.
In 1999 we were invited to play at the University of Dub in Brixton, London.
In 2004 we played at England’s biggest festival Glastonbury and ripped the place apart. As usual the rain tore into Glastonbury for about 20 mins but the crowd stayed to make it the best two hours of the festival.
In 2010 Channel One Soundsystem won the Red Bull Culture clash beating Metalheadz, Skream, Benga and Soul Jazz Records
In 2011 Channel One Soundsystem comes to Deviate @ WHQ Newcastle.
Channel One Sound System roars on like a lion.