Dub Jam Presents - Sound System Culture

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Dub Jam Presents: Sound System Culture @canvas, Manchester

Reggae, Roots, Steppers and Dub.

Iration Steppas Sound System, Vanguard of Dub.

Iration Steppas Sound System is the foundation of the West Yorkshire underground bass music scene. Mark Iration and Dennis Rootikal met in the early 1990’s when sound system culture was changing and the music was evolving. This partnership led to the development of the most progressive style of reggae and dub, which has inspired a gen- eration of new sound systems and dub producers such as O.B.F, King Alpha, Dubkasm and many more. It also left a mark on other genres, with many other big names taking influence from the front man Mark Iration.

For the past 30 years Iration Steppas have pushed boundaries on sound system technology, continually improving to stay at the top of their game, and have collected possibly the widest plethora of dub- plates and specials of any sound system. Mark (Iration Steppas) is an entertainer and provides an experience you will not find anywhere else and you will not want to miss.

Iration Steppas have built a proud discography with albums such as Original Dub D.A.T., Dubs from the High Regionz and Dub Arena – as well as many singles, and all are still bought in heavy numbers around the world.

Freedom Masses Sound System, the Original Dub Advertiser.

Freedom Masses Sound System, The Original Dub Advertiser from Manchester

Freedom Masses Sound System  was started back in the early 80s by Jahmi X and Professor P . They had served their apprenticeship way back in the mid to late 70s , when they were both in different sound systems .Brother Yasin joined the team in the early 90’s. As well as playing with the local sounds from the North West  and numerous years as regular DJ in the Band On The Wall throughout the 90’s, countless nights at the famous Hacienda Club. Freedom Masses have played at numerous events/festivals in the UK and Europe and have shared dance arenas with likes of Jah Shaka,  Jah Baron ,  Quaker City, Fatman,  Jungleman ,  Jah Tubby’s. Earth Rocker, Iration Seppas, Entebbe ,King Earthquake ,Jah Warrior ,Channel 1 ,Manaseh ,Abashanti  I ,Jah Youth, OBF, Blackboard Jngle, plus too many others to mention. 
Freedom Masses have released 3 albums, Free Dominion , Version Of Peace, 1 CD Life a Ruff and 7” singles I Am Who I am, which is now a collectors’ piece! And Bobylon Hit. All these were recorded, mixed and produced by Professor P (Clive Wilks) at  Jungle Studio, featuring Jungle studio all stars.
Freedom Masses have, over the years, supported many charitable and community organisations including recent participation in the Jah Works Roots and Culture Unification Dub Cup in the Midlands, to support “100 Black Men” a charity that helps young people. 
Freedom Masses have their own particular flavour of sound, vibes, style and dub-ability that has been rocking dance arenas  around the uk year to year.

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