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The Rootsman meets Inspirational Sound in Live Dub


Inspirational Sound and Third Eye Music proudly present…

The Rootsman meets Inspirational Sound in live dub! Powered by Leeds heavyweights Symbiosis Sound System. 8pm til 1am

On the night The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound will recreate a mini version of the DubLab studio and perform a live mixdown of tracks from their recent collaboration. All the mixes will be 100% ‘on the fly’ with no previous sequencing or arrangement, creating a 100% unique & never to be repeated version of each track.

Also on the night The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound will be digging deep in their respective dubplate collections, between them spanning over 3 decades and playing in a traditional soundsystem style.

To make the session 100% authentic, Leeds based heavyweights Symbiosis Sound System will be installing their hand crafted, custom built superpower soundsystem in Fuse. These guys have been shaking up venues in West Yorkshire for over a decade alongside the likes of Channel One, Nucleus Roots and Vibronics. Their expert selectors will also be playing on the night.
Expect heavy bass, roots reggae, experimental dub, guest singers and MCs and a whole heap of vibes. Bring your skanking shoes.

The collaboration between The Rootsman and Inspirational Sound began in late 2015 and in June 2016 led to the 7inch vinyl release ‘Refugees’ featuring the legendary Macka B on vocals. Prior to this project The Rootsman had all but retired from the music scene 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 SubDub nights in Leeds, they began to put on their own Dub Lab 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.