Legendary Local Heroes
This promises to be a historic occasion, as it features the great Neville King on the wheels of steel. The renowned producer was born in St James, Jamaica. Neville’s Soundsystem had long residencies in Brixton, Tooting, Peckham and Streatham during the 1970s. During those times he was a mentor to Blacker Dread, Levi Roots and David Rodigan. He’s the Godfather of music of Jamaican origin in The Borough.
Neville King launched his own label in London in 1976 and quickly struck gold. He issued exceptional roots material by Prince Lincoln and the Royal Rasses and Jacob Miller. Neville also released his own lover’s rock productions. His works, on the King and City label, by local heroes One Blood are particularly sought after; “Be Thankful” having assumed classic status. A great friend of the D.D.C., Mr. King’s work holds a special place for us.
Throughout this event we’ll be spinnin’ classic, vintage music of Jamaican origin, from Ska, Rocksteady and deep roots Reggae, stretchin’ right through to, as yet unreleased, modern exclusives. In addition to our guest star, all of the usual D.D.C. massive will be along for this one. Early on, an extra special guest will be personing the decks in fine style. She’ll be followed by resident selector Soft Wax.
He will be joined by a host of guests supplementing the vinyls with vocals and instrumentation. Following the success of our semi-live sessions, we will be welcoming back our fine, fresh, horns section. We’ll also be featuring our mighty Singjay Doc Murdoch on live vocals throughout and he’ll be join with guests on the mic..
Included in this event will be an interactive display about Rebel Music in Lewisham.
An enhanced sound system, engineered by the great Prince Fatty, is a feature of this popular night, held in a convivial boozer. The palatial, discrete garden will feature Rocksteady all afternoon and have the evening session piped out to it. Put on your dancing shoes.
Free B4 6 then £3 til 12