Inner Standing presents the first-ever Bay Area appearance of UK dub sound system pioneers Iration Steppas plus Junior Dread & Ras Amlak with Inner Standing Sound, Selecta Kojak, and Burial Ground Sound System (DJ Silverback, LP Chilen, True Verse, and Rebel Dub) on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND at Longboard Margarita Bar in Pacifica, CA!
Mark Iration will be showcasing some historical selection from the High Rise Studio as well as playing the best in cutting edge dubplates in celebration of the 89th anniversary of Haile Selassie’s coronation as Emporer of Ethiopia!!! The night will be amplified by Inner standing Sound System blazing fresh dubs alongside Junior Dread from Brazil (making his first bay area appearance) and Ras Amlak (the Bay Area’s heartical dub chanter). Early jugglin’ begins at 8:00pm with a vintage roots warm-up from Selecta Kojak and Burial Ground Sound System’s DJ Silverback, LP Chilen, True Verse, and Rebel Dub. This is a truly historic session and not one to miss!!! Rally up and spread the word!!!
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$250 VIP Package (Package includes 4 Tickets + 1 Table + 1 Bottle Service)
Junior Dread & Ras Amlak with Inner Standing Sound
Burial Ground Sound System (DJ Silverback, LP Chilen, True Verse, and Rebel Dub)
Doors – 8:00pm
IRATION STEPPAS – (SCROLL DOWN FOR CLICKABLE LINKS)
Iration Steppas was originally set up by Mark Iration as a sound system in Leeds, where he played the latest sounds at blues dances, clubs and parties. With a posse of like-minded individuals, Iration toured the country absorbing various sounds. With Papa Sam, the sound initially performed under the name Ital Rockers Hi-Fi. Notable influences were Jah Shaka and Jah Tubby. Iration acknowledged that he was amazed by Jah Tubby’s collection of original dubplates when he secured his first acetates. A sound system clash in Leeds against Jah Shaka resulted in praise from the legendary soundman, encouraging Iration to continue in the business. In 1993, Iration linked up with Dennis Rootical (under the guise of Kitachi), performing the leftfield dope beat sound. Live appearances by the duo were greeted with enthusiasm, playing festivals and clubs around the UK. They are also acknowledged as being the first to utilize DAT recordings of their own tunes at the High Rise studio in Leeds and to mix them live. With Jack Rouble joining the group, their reputation grew and Iration Steppas released the classic ‘Scud Missile’ in 1993. The single was met with enthusiasm and demand led to the discomix being re-pressed three times before eventually being deleted. The initial hit was followed by the equally popular 12-inch discomix, ‘Mystical Warrior’. Acclaimed by the media as Jah Shaka’s ‘enlightened offspring’, they followed the hit with two 10-inch releases, ‘Reminiscence Dub’ and ‘Kilimanjaro’ both of which were featured on their debut album. As Kitachi they released three dope beat singles, ‘Spirit’, ‘Scratch Remix’ and ‘Heavyweight’. The new wave of dub followers can also discover many specials recorded for a variety of 90s-style dub compilations, including Macro Dub Infection, Dubhead Volumes One and Two, Club Meets Dub and Dope On Plastic.
WEB – irationsteppas.net
Twitter – twitter.com/irationsteppas
INNER STANDING SOUND W/JUNIOR DREAD & RAS AMLAK
Inner Standing Sound plays well tuned & heavily amplified Reggae and Dub to uplift the body, mind, and soul. Located in Oakland they present the music in its original style through a custom heavyweight reggae sound system, delivering crisp melodies, punching drums, and belly shaking baselines. Likewise, Inner Standing plays a special selection with Selecta Kojak bringing vintage 70’s and 80’s roots reggae rarities, and Peter Lionheart selecting exclusive dubplates from the deepest dub producers in the world and fresh productions straight from the studio. Look out for the archive of releases on the Inner Standing Sound label available on vinyl as well as streaming on your favorite platform…
Singing and chanting alongside the Sound will be Junior Dread and Ras Amlak. Emerging from the ghettos of São Paulo, Carlos Cresio aka Junior Dread, first appeared on the Brazilian reggae scene in 1998, recording & touring with the band Reggae Style. Recognized for his natural talent & authentic, Marley-esque vocal tone, Junior Dread soon began to touring internationally, performing in Japan, Australia, New Zealand & Europe and recording with labels such as Scotch Bonnett, Gorgon Sound & Cubiculo Records. Reality Shock recently teamed up with Brazilian reggae artist Junior Dread to deliver a hard-hitting steppers anthem with a heartfelt message “No War”. Ras Amlak is a multitalented Rastafari artist originally from Southern California, currently in the SF Bay Area… As a chanter Ras Amlak has been Inner Standing Sounds primary mic man for years of sessions and always brings a powerful expression to the dance. Look out for his releases on the Inner Standing, Black Redemption, and Akashic records label as well as more to come…
BURIAL GROUND SOUND SYSTEM W/DJ SILVERBACK, LP CHILEN, DJ TRUE VERSE, AND REBEL DUB