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The Rootsman meets Inspirational Sound

CONCERT / SATURDAY 15TH APRIL, 20:00 / £5.00

The collaboration between The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound began in late 2015. A 7-inch vinyl release titled ‘Refugees’ was released in 2016 featuring the legendary Macka B on vocals, and a new tune titled 'Militant Style' is due for release in summer 2017. This project brings together two generations of the dub reggae scene from the city of Bradford to serve up some authentic West Yorkshire heavyweight sound system dub.

Inspirational Sound and Third Eye Music proudly present…

The Rootsman meets Inspirational Sound in Live Dub! Powered by Underground Roots Sound System.

The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound transport the Dublab studio to Fuse Art Space, performing a live mixdown of tracks from their ongoing collaboration. All mixes will be 100% on the fly with no previous sequencing or arrangement, creating a unique and never to be repeated version of each track.

Live artists expected to appear on the night include D.Bo General, Robbie Rue and Richie Ranks, all who feature on the new release Militant Style.

As well as providing their own hand-crafted, custom-built and heavy-weight soundsystem Lancashire based Underdround Roots will be playing vintage dubplates, tunes old and new, exclusives, rarities and brand new good for you roots music.

The collaboration between The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound began in late 2015. A 7-inch vinyl release titled ‘Refugees’ was released in 2016 featuring the legendary Macka B on vocals, and a new dub titled 'Militant Style' is due for release in summer 2017. Prior to his collaboration with Inspirational Sound The Rootsman had all but retired from music, having not set foot in a studio for over 10 years. This project brings together two generations of the dub reggae scene from the city of Bradford to serve up some authentic West Yorkshire heavyweight sound system dub.

The Rootsman is a DJ and musician based in Bradford, UK. In 1985 he started selecting on local sound systems before progressing to pirate radio. In 1991 he founded the legendary ‘Dub Me Crazy’ club nights. In this period he started his label, Third Eye Music and earned his reputation as a UK dub pioneer. He released numerous albums and singles often collaborating with reggae’s biggest names and crossing boundaries between musical genres including dub, electronica, world music and heavy metal.

Founded in 1999 Inspirational Sound is a DJ and producer from Bradford, UK. Inspired by the legendary Sub Dub nights in Leeds, they began to put on their own Dublab events in Bradford. They played alongside leading UK acts such as Iration Steppas, Vibronics, Disciples, Alpha & Omega and Nucleus Roots. They honed their skills in the studio and in 2009 started their label ‘Inspirational Sound’. They have played extensively across Europe as well as a 2013 tour of Japan.

http://inspirationalsound.bandcamp.com/