Solid Foundation Sound System with Macky Banton & Stryka D
Location3 Harris Street, Yarraville, VIC 3013 Australia
You are cordially invited to attend Solid Foundation Sound System’s inaugural dance! After years of hard work building this heavyweight sound, the time has come to release it to Melbourne. Please come and enjoy roots reggae music, new and old, being played for all ages at Kindred Studio.
Among Frankie Foundation and Sparrow as your operators/selectors. Special guests on the day are Macky Banton and Stryka D.
Macky Banton – World MC, global entertainer and CEO of Dubforce Radio began his career as a soundsystem champion bubbler at the age of 14. Guided by his good friend the great Errol Bellot, he became affiliated with the East London based sound Jah Tubbys World System, who this year celebrates 45 years in the biz. After taking a hiatus Macky reunited with the JTS posse in 2007 and in 2010 he made a great partnership with Mark Iration of Leeds based Iration Steppas, touring as the main mic man. Still on duty with these two players of the UK scene, he’s known for hyping up dancehalls across the globe, performing with the likes of OBF and Stand High Patrol in France, Green Light in Spain and Australia’s own Heartical Hi Powa to name a few. Macky Banton features on the Ackboo remix of the Bush Chemists classic Light Up your Spliff, here titled ‘Turn Up Your Amplifier’ – and has become one of the worlds most travelled soundsystem MCs
Stryka D was born and raised on the outskirts of Liverpool UK. His Interested in music lead him to discover a pirate radio station called Toxteth Community Radio that broadcasted around the mid to late 80’s. Around this time a friend introduced him to veteran reggae singer Roy Cousins (The Royals) who ran Cousins Cove record shop. Along with tuning in to TCR most nights and regular visits to the shop, this helped nurture a deep love for reggae, then after seeing the mighty Jah Shaka in session and attending London’s Notting Hill Carnival he was enlightened to the soundsystem culture of black Britain. Later he DJd at the Zanzibar Club in Liverpool before migrating to Australia in 2001, where he became involved with the highly regarded community radio station PBSFM. Being inspired by the heavyweights of the UK, Stryka began to build Melbourne’s very own original reggae sound system