Trojan Sound System and Radio Riddler on Saturday 3rd November 2018
London-based institution Trojan Sound System will headline the event with Radio Riddler, who will perform a dub remix of Prince’s classic album Purple Rain, at Brick Street in the Baltic Triangle, in partnership with reggae festival Positive Vibration.
Trojan Sound System is a phenomenon, with the power to transcend age, race and political barriers through the music from selecta Daddy Ad, ignited by uplifting vocals from MC trio Supa 4 Creation, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck.
They play music that satisfies the purest of vinyl collectors, while at the same time introducing a new generation to the roots of Jamaican music and Bass Culture, mixing styles and flavours from the past 50 years.
Trojan records, founded in 1968, was one of many labels in the UK that fed the ska, rocksteady and reggae craze sweeping the country.
Trojan Sound System was formed in 2004 and the quartet relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history. They headline club shows, captivate festival crowds and support legendary Jamaican acts such as The Wailers, Luciano, Sly and Robby and the late great, Gregory Isaacs to name a few.
The four pioneers of the Jamaican sound will be joined at Brick Street by Brian Fast Leiser and Frank Benbini, widely known as members of Fun Lovin’ Criminals, returning to the venue after their debut in May as Radio Riddler, the critically acclaimed reggae band and remixers.
In 2014, the pair released Purple Reggae, a homage to Frank’s idol Prince. The album featured revisioned tracks like Let’s Go Crazy with Suggs, Purple Rain with UB40s Ali Campbell - which has had 1.5m views on YouTube - Baby I’m A Star with Beverly Knight and I Would Die 4 U with Sinead O’Connor.
Joining Trojan Sound System and Radio Riddler will be Positive Vibration DJs. The award-winning festival takes over the Baltic Triangle every June and has featured a roll call of reggae royalty play at the venues in the city’s bohemian quarter for the last two years.
Music Genres: 60s, 70s, Funk, Reggae, Ska
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