DUB CLUB feat Macky Banton UK // Champion Sound // Dubwise
LocationCoorabell Creek, NSW 2479 Australia
Get ready! Dub Club Byron returns to Coorabell Hall, Sat 2 December with an all star showcase and line up featuring:-
> Special guest MACKY BANTON (UK) alongside STRYKA D (Heartical Hi-Powa) Live an direct.
> CHRIS JAY / DUBWISE PRODUCTIONS new 12” launch and label showcase.
> Powered by the full CHAMPION SOUND system & full crew.
> MISS BROWNS CARRIBEAN KITCHEN
$25 > More info soon come, Make it a date and don’t be late!
Champion bubbler MC – Macky Banton join forces with Heartical Hi-Powa’s Stryka D to nice up the dancehall for Dub Club Byron once gain. Macky Banton is arguably one of the most travelled soundsystem MCs and is known for chatting the microphone for UK based Jah Tubby’s and Iration Steppas. Spending most of his time travelling from country to country, he is a true ambassador for the music and culture worldwide.
Champion Sound was formed in 2007 after Dubwise Productions producer and former Maccabee Sound (UK) Selecta, Chris Jay, met underground reggae party promoter, John Lumley, at an event in Brisbane’s West End. An immediate friendship developed due to their love for reggae music, and it’s ability to engage, and promote positive social awareness.
Having experienced the power and vibes of sound system culture in Jamaica and the UK, the two decided to form Champion Sound System, and engaged Heartical Hi Powa’s Stryka D to build their original boxes in his Melbourne workshop. These are still being used today, though the system has been added to over the years, now in the Champion Sound workshop.
Champion Sound began with the aims of “championing” the reggae scene in Brisbane, by providing a platform for local MCs and DJs to present their music in an authentic fashion; and to provide social, training and economic opportunities to the community at large. Pulling together a crew of immensely multi-talented individuals (performers, promoters, producers, actors, organisers, musicians), Champion Sound spent the next 6 years running programs and workshops around Queensland and Northern NSW, using the creative industries to help struggling people find a way forward.
This work led to the creation of the Reggae Carnival Program in 2011. The program teaches groups and individuals how to organise and produce events on a limited (or no) budget. In recent years, Champion Sound has focussed primarily on developing the Reggae Carnival Program, and to doing what we love most: playing reggae music in an authentic, hard hitting fashion, to uplift the people, frighten the wicked, and shake down the walls of babylon.