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Episode #25 - Earl Gateshead
This week my guest is Earl Gateshead, many of you will have caught Earl’s infectious reggae selections over the years, wether with Trojan Sound System, Reggae Roast or any of the other many many sessions he has played at during a career that has lasted over 40 years. Earl tells us about time spent with Big Youth and Sugar Minott as well as how he helped get Reggae into music festivals .. hope you enjoy this one !


Episode #24 - Scientist
This week my guest is Scientist. Welcome to one of the ultimate dub mixing legends ever ... in this interview I loved hearing about King Tubby and those magical early days in Jamaica when dub music was born. Its fair to say that Scientist has suffered at the hands of an unfair music industry that doesn’t respect dub mixing in the way it should, and we talk about this as well as Scientists own theories as to why Dub Music has grown to be such a powerful force in music.  .. hope you enjoy it !



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#23 - King Shiloh
This week my guest is Neil from, King Shiloh Sound System, Amsterdam’s Healing of The Nations sound. Me & Neil have known each other a long time and we dig deep into his personal journey, that include talks about Yorkshire, Amsterdam and even Ethiopia. We had some technical issues with the recording, so about 20 minutes in we have to move over to the back-up recording, but please stay with it,  you’ll soon get adjusted and carry on enjoying the Shiloh story.  .. hope you enjoy it !
King Shiloh Instagram :  https://www.instagram.com/kingshilohsoundsystem
King Shiloh Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Kingshilohsoundsystem



Episode #22 - Solo Banton
This week my guest is Solo Banton. Solo is a talented & charismatic performer, lyricist, producer, host & a great interviewer too (check old his Old Ragamuffin show to see what I mean). We get chance to find out how his life in dub started back in London, as a young child obsessed with Reggae Music & Sound Systems, we also talk about how Covid has messed the music industry up and about his future plans, we had a great chat .. hope you enjoy it !
Solo Banton Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/solobantonofficial
Old Raggamuffin YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrytMH740Ino089tzQw2bQ




Episode #21 - Kibir La Amlak
This week my guest is Jamie Kibir La Amlak, we talk about his experience from a very early age of reggae music, speaker boxes and music making, We learn a lot about the Kibir La Amlak journey that started out in Southend, one of the great places for reggae sound systems in the UK, and amongst many subjects we talk about the Brazilian singing trio the Dawtas If Aya, with whom we have both worked.… enjoy !
Kibir La Amlak Bandcamp : https://kibir-la-amlak.bandcamp.com/
Kibir La Amlak Website : https://www.kibir-la-amlak.com/



Episode #20 - Sandra Cross
This week my guest is Sandra Cross. Sandra is THE voice of Lovers Rock, but she’s also a lover of roots reggae, and in the interview we learn about her early days growing up in Brixton and how she rebelled and immersed herself in the vibrant London sound system scene of the 70s and 80s. Sandra offers some real insight into what it was like to be a no.1 hit-making artist back in the day and about how she continues to write and record today. . … enjoy !
Sandra Cross Instagram : www.instagram.com/sandracrossmusic
Sound System Girl : www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKX-fnKG6Bw



Episode #19 - Nucleus Roots
This week my guest is Paul from Nucleus Roots in Manchester. Nucleus are of the great collectives and production houses that started out in the 1990s. Paul talks about his love of live music and how punk has been a big influence on him, as well as the whole story of my personal favourite Nucleus Roots release - the infamous ‘Brown Album’ . … enjoy !
Nucleus Bandcamp : https://nucleusroots.bandcamp.com/
Nucleus Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nucleus.roots



Episode #18 - Murray Man
This week my guest is Murray Man from Birmingham, a great vocalist and producer and founder of the Mellow Vibes record label. Certainly one of the nicest guys in the business, Murray Man talks about his childhood times in Jamaica as well as some great stories about the old sound system days in Birmingham and his involvement in the Virgo sound system back in the 1980s … enjoy ! Murray Man YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/Mellowvibesuk
Murray Man Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/murrayman.murrayman



Episode #17 - Indica Dubs
This week my guest is Sukh from Indica Dubs. It was the first face to face interview recorded in the Dub Cupboard studio here in Leicester. In the interview we find our about how Indica Dubs started, but also about Southall, a part of West London that has supported Reggae and Sound Systems for years and years. Sukh also tells us about what he has learned about releasing records and about his commitment for and love of the vinyl forma .. enjoy !
Indica Dubs
Bandcamp : https://indicadubs.bandcamp.com/music
Indica Dub Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/IndicaDubs/


Episode #16 - Jah Warrior
This week my guest is Steve Jah Warrior. Jah Warrior will be known to many for his classic releases in the 1990s, working with legends like Prince Allah and Horace Andy , but Jah Warrior was active long before these records came out. He talks about attending sound system dances in the 1970s and 80s, about building his sound system as well as tales of being at the forefront of things we now take for granted, like internet record shopping. .. enjoy !
Jah Warrior Bandcamp : jahwarrior.bandcamp.com/


Episode #15 - Stryda Dubkasm
This week my guest is Stryda from Dubkasm in Bristol. Stryda is a prominent figure in the reggae & sound system arena, he out on Pirate Radio back in the 90s and is now maybe best known as being one-half of the mighty Dubkasm. He is also promoter of the legendary ’Teachings In Dub’ nights in Bristol and is about to launch a new Radio show. As well as all things Dubkasm and Teachings in Dub We talked a lot about the city of Bristol .. enjoy !
Dubkasm Facebook : www.facebook.com/Dubkasm/
Dubkasm Instagram: www.instagram.com/dubkasm


Episode #14 - King Alpha
This week my guest is Joseph from King Alpha Sound System, King Alpha have become an essential name in the Sound System scene over the last few years, with their own heavyweight sound system and record label. We talked about growing up in Ghana, King Alpha’s rise up the ranks via the Word Sound & Power stable in London and about the intensity of sound system music.
King Alpha Facebook : www.facebook.com/KingAlphaSoundSystem/
King Alpha Bandcamp : kingalphasoundsystem.bandcamp.com/



Episode #13 - Dougie Conscious Sounds
This week we have Dougie Wardrop from Conscious Sounds, Bush Chemists and Centry on the Life In Dub Podcast show, so many music projects that are part of the foundation of UK Dub & Reggae. Dougie is a highly talented and prolific music producer who’s passion for making music remains as strong as it did way back in the 1980s when he started out. We talk about his connections with Manasseh, Dubhead and lots of 1990's history as well as news about what to expect in 2020.
Conscious Sounds Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Conscious-sounds-Bush-chemists-714364162009895/
Conscious Sounds Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/conscious_sounds




Episode #12 - Rico OBF
This week my guest is Rico from OBF in France. OBF have hit some amazing highs over the last few years, firmly established as one of the leading sound systems and music producers. Their new album 'Signz' came out last week, so my catch up with Rico was great timing, there is some wind noise in the first part of the interview, but that doesn’t last long and hopefully won’t get in the way of enjoying what Rico has to say about his own Life In Dub.
OBF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OBF-Sound-System-203439546416627
OBF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/obfsoundsystem



Episode #11 - Aba Shanti-I
This week my guest is Aba Shanti, a true cornerstone of the world-wide roots reggae sound system scene, and someone who has 100% lived their life in dub. The interview is full of amazing insights into his very early days, talks about the time he spent working with Jah Tubbys back in the 1980s, as well as his love for, and connection with, the city Of Leicester.
Aba Shanti-I Facebook : www.facebook.com/abashantiofficial/
Aba Shanti-I Instagram : www.instagram.com/abashantiofficial



Episode #10 - Imo Moa Anbessa
This week my guest is Imo from Moa Anbessa in Italy, one of the most important Roots-Reggae music projects to come out of Italy. We talk about the history of Reggae & Sound Systems in Italy, as well as the rise of the Moa Anbessa project and the Zion Station Festival that Imo helps to organise.
Moa Anbessa Bandcamp : https://moaanbessa.bandcamp.com/
Moa Anbessa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoaAnbessaItaly


Episode #9 - Danny Red
This week my guest is Danny Red, one of the key voices in modern roots reggae. We recorded this interview with Danny in Kingston Jamaica, and me in the Dub Cupboard Studio in Leicester.  We touched on topics as diverse as noise abatement politics in Jamaica, Danny’s discovery of Rastafari and even Elvis Presley.
Danny Red Bandcamp : https://dannyred.bandcamp.com/
Danny Red Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Red


Episode #8 - Alpha Steppa
My guest this week is Ben Alpha Steppa. We recorded this interview in Mexico City last December when we were doing some shows together. Ben not only makes amazing music and political actions himself, but he is also the son of John from Alpha & Omega - who are one of the THE foundation influences on Vibronics.
Alpha Steppa Official Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/alphasteppa/
Alpha Steppa Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/alphasteppa
Alpha Steppa Website : https://www.steppas.com/steprec/


Episode #7 - King Earthquake
This week my guest is King Earthquake aka Errol Arawak. The King Earthquake Sound System has got to be one of the truly legendary and notorious roots sound systems of the last 20 years and I traveled over to Birmingham to meet with Errol to talk about his sound system, his personal story and to gain some insight into lesser known legends like Lynx the pre-amp builder and the Birmingham Sound System days of old.
King Earthquake Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/King-Earthquake-160885604007920
King Earthquake Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/king.earthquake


Episode #6 - Russ Disciple
This week my guest is Russ Disciple, one of the founders of the UK Dub & Roots sound from the late 1980s right up to now. I interviewed Russ over the phone, so please excuse the odd audio glitch - i'm sure it won’t stop you from enjoying this fascinating insight into Russ and his musical journey.

Disciples Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/russdisciples
Disciples Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/RussDisciples/
Disciples Instagram : https://russdisciples.bandcamp.com/


Episode #5 - Mark Iration
My guest this week is Mark Iration. I’ve known Mark a long time, so it was great to sit down and talk through his life in dub and hear about buying records in long since closed record shops and being king of the ghetto blaster in Leeds.
Iration Steppas Official Facebook : www.facebook.com/vanguardofdub/
Mungos HiFi Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/irationsteppas/


Episode #4 - Tom Mungos HiFi
Tom Tatersall is one of the founder members of Mungos HiFi.  This is the first remote hook-up of this Podcast series, with me sat in the Dub Cupboard studio in Leicester and Tom in his studio up in Glasgow. In this interview you can hear Tom talk about how they started out and learn more about the whole Mungos journey ... enjoy !  Official Mungos HiFi Website : https://www.mungoshifi.net/
Mungos HiFi Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mungoshifi/?hl=en
Mungos HiFi Bandcamp : https://mungoshifi.bandcamp.com/


Episode #3 - Macka B
I travelled over to Wolverhampton in the West Midlands to sit down with Macka and talk about his life in Dub & Reggae. Macka is a great talker and our conversation covered many topics including his early begins in music, his TV appearances and even Beyonce’s mum ... enjoy ! Official Macka B Website : https://www.mackab.com/
Macka B Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/officialmackab/
Wikipedia Macka B : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macka_B


Episode #2 - Manasseh

In this second episode of the "LIFE IN DUB" podcast, my guest is Nick Manasseh. We talk about his life in music, his infamous Kiss FM Radio show and his many years of producing music. Enjoy ! Nick Manasseh Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NickManasseh/
Roots Garden Bandcamp : https://www.rootsgarden.com/


Episode #1 - Keety Roots

In this, the first ever episode of the "LIFE IN DUB" podcast my guest is Keety Roots. We talk about his life in music, growing up in London and his Black Legacey record label. Enjoy ! Keety Roots Bandcamp : https://blacklegacyrecords.bandcamp.com/
Keety Roots Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/KeetyRootsMusic/
Black Legacy Records YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklegacyrecords/videos