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The Big Chillum kicks off at 1pm on the 14th June and will be running all day over three areas in Dolans with a bbq to keep the bellys happy. Horace Andy and Ashley Beedle will be headlining Limericks biggest ever reggae event with support from Galways own Intinn and Dom from Blood and Fire. A host of local selectors and d.js representing crews from Limerick, Cork and Dublin, will be cranking out the sound all day setting the tone for this momentous occassion. The Roots Factory, dB crew, The 50-50's,Fire House Skankers and the Nu Killa Kru to name a few will be delivering the goods for a solid thirteen hours. For a finisher we have the Drum n Bass legend that is Calibre coming on After Horace Andy and supported by the Nu Killa Kru Captain, Code. All day tickets are E28, Day tickets which will allow you see everything up to and including Horace Andy will be E22 and if you just fancy the drum n bass part of the night E13 will get you in. The Big Chillum is all about good times, good music and good people, so come along, chill, groove, and get down.
Horace and Ashley's Irish tour is on the back of a full album
collaboration, Inspiration Information.
Inspiration Information is the second album in a series of
collaborative albums being released by Strut Records.
Horace Andy is the best known of reggae's numerous falsetto voices,
having worked fruitfully with Coxsone and Bunny Lee in the 70s, Lloyd
Barnes in the 80s and Massive Attack in the 90s his status as legend is well earned .
One of the most distinctive voices in reggae music, Horace Andys
recordings from the '70s remain crucial listening, This era
produced a series of singles such as 'skylarking' and ` just say who', which are now regarded as classics.
1990 saw Andy's profile further raised when he began collaborating
with Bristol trip hop pioneers Massive Attack, going on to contribute
to four of their albums, introducing the singer to an entire new
generation of devoted fans.
Beedle began DJing through his own Shock sound system during the
mid-‘80s , as a DJ, his profile grew during the acid house
His Roots Revolution on Roger Sanchez' label and the demon dub-house
of Jamayka Boys is championed by many as the first Dubstep production.
As a compiler, his Grass Roots compilation for Strut has earned its
place in history as well as most DJs' boxes.
Hailing from Belfast this pioneer of deep Drum n Bass, Dominick Martin
aka Calibre, has spent many years refining his sound. Probably the most prolific and consistent
drum and bass artist in its history, working using live instruments
and his own vocals as a producer.
Since his early work for Dublin label Quadrophonic in 1998, Calibre
has always delivered a sound that delves below the surface.
As with his colleagues and counterparts such as Marcus
Intalex or Total Science, Calibre retains a raw cut energy within his
music but adds a level musical mastery and arrangement that is absent
form certain pockets of the drum and bass scene.
A Galway fourtet with musical stylings often described as drum n’ bass,
dancehall, dub, conscious reggae.
Well known the length and breadth of Ireland having played all the
best venues and festivals the country has to offer as well as the many European Destinations.
Their sound is characterised by a unique blend of authenique reggae
music with traditional Irish instruments and melodys.
That said these are used only as staging posts for a much more far
reaching campaign to enliven Irish music and reggae culture from a
pertinent musical understanding and relevant lyrical deliberations. These guys are not to be missed.
In 1997, Dom started working for Manchester's esteemed reggae label, Blood and Fire and embarked on a live sound system tour with original Jamaican deejays and with internationally known author, compiler and reggae historian, Steve Barrow as selector. The Blood and Fire Sound System has since toured all over Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand even in Moscow, playing at major international festivals, parties and clubs.
With Dom at the controls, the 'Blood and Fire Show' will showcase the best in all style of reggae music from all corners of the globe.
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