Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Friday | Janurary 24th, 2014 | 9pm - 3am

@ The Paper Box
17 Meadow Street, Williamsburg
► Tickets: http://bit.ly/1d35fpD

/// Dub-Stuy Records and Deadly Dragon Sound are excited to present UK legend and 2010 RBMA Culture Clash winner Channel One Sound System for the second edition of The Roots of Sound System. This quarterly party brings together top-selectors and sound systems from around the world to showcase a specific style of Jamaican music on the most appropriate of formats: Dub-Stuy’s hand-crafted 15,000W speaker stack. This ‘Roots & Culture’ edition will focus on roots reggae and UK dub with each performer digging deep into their vaults, playing some of their most vital records and rare dubplates. In addition to Channel One, the lineup features New York’s own Tony Screw a.k.a. Downbeat the Ruler, host emcee Screechy Dan and both Deadly Dragon and Dub-Stuy crew.

Channel One Sound System has spent the past 30 years solidifying their reputation as one of world’s heaviest hitting roots reggae sounds. Selector Mikey Dread and his brother Trevor grew up in the sound system business. Their father, who ran the ADMIRAL BAILEY sound system in Jamaica and then Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, passed the mantle to them in 1979. They christened their new sound as CHANNEL ONE, in homage to the famous Jamaican Label of the same name, and began selecting at underground “Blues” parties in London. Over the past decades, Channel One has been instrumental in the preservation and development of Sound System culture in the UK, inspiring an entire new generation of sound systems while influencing the evolution of some of its descendents such as dubstep and jungle among others. Their yearly Notting Hill Carnival appearance has become an institution and they have taken their positive message throughout the UK, Europe, South America and finally, on January 24th, to the USA. 

Since the early 70’s, Tony Screw, a.k.a. Downbeat the Ruler, has been entertaining and educating crowds, from Brooklyn to Berlin, with his inimitable blend of stage presence, exclusive dubplates and a second sense for keeping a dance floor packed. Named in honor of Tony Screw’s musical mentor Sir Coxsone Dodd, Downbeat the Ruler Sound has introduced generations of reggae fans to the sounds of Studio One, the blueprint of Jamaican music. 

New York-based sound system and record shop Deadly Dragon Sound System has been selecting and sharing their love of Jamaican music since 1995. Featuring Selectors Scratch Famous, JD, Queen Majesty and Mr. K., Deadly Dragon Sound continues to be a force in the reggae community as selectors, retailers, radio hosts and collectors of reggae music from the foundation of Ska all the way up to the newest riddims bubbling up from the yard. 

Dub-Stuy Records is a Brooklyn-based record label dedicated to promoting bass music and sound system culture in NYC and beyond. Through their music productions and custom-built 15,000 watt sound system nicknamed the “Tower of Sound”, Dub-Stuy productions bring together the communities of dub, hip-hop, global bass and dubstep. The team behind the label has produced events as Sound Liberation Front since 2007, including the Dub Invasion Festival in 2011 and the Coney Island Reggae Beach Party. ///


+ Channel One Sound System

+ Downbeat the Ruler

+ Deadly Dragon Sound

+ Dub-Stuy Records Crew

$15 advance / $20 door 
Ticketing: www.dub-stuy.com

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