2009 sees Channel One celebrating 30 years on the road as one of London's heaviest hitting roots reggae sounds. Selector Mikey Dread and his brother Trevor grew up around sound systems. Their father, who had run a sound in Jamaica and then Britain in the 1950's and 1960's, passed the mantle of sound boys to them. Mikey and Trevor began selecting in parties in London in the 1970's and started to build their reputation as a sound. In the past 3 decades they have emerged as one of the UK's leading dub reggae sound systems, pushing a positive message of unity and strength, roots and culture through Rastafari. Having recently played Notting Hill carnival for the 26th consecutive year, the sound also plays all over the UK, France, Italy, Norway, Turkey and Croatia. Channel One continue to stay true to the roots of dub, but are also open to the genre's modern descendents. This special mix reflects the Channel One live sound - albeit without the 20k rig! It's a strictly vinyl selection with sirens, effects and Rastafarian chanting by MC Ras Kayleb and was recorded exclusively for Red Bull Music Academy Radio. The people sound like Channel One.
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THE 1st. INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST 2012