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Explosive night of reggae music hosted by Don Letts to take place in Deptford
A thunderous night of reggae music is being held to celebrate a theatre’s 30th birthday in style.
Trinity’s Sound System Social Club will be taking over the Albany in Deptford, hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Don Letts.
The event, on Saturday, September 22, promises three generations, three hand-built sound systems and one musical clash.
Lasting all night, it kicks off at 9pm and ends at 6am.
Lovers of the genre will know the Albany’s corner of south east London as a crucially important area in the genesis of UK reggae sound systems.
Here, hand-built sound systems and their crews developed a style featuring detailed social commentary and double time lyrics which translated back to Jamaica and still influence bass music today.
Sound System Social Club will see both veteran and brand new UK sound systems play under one roof and flex their muscles as they battle in a musical sound clash - the winner will be determined by the roar of the crowd.
Trevor Sax hails from New Cross and his MC team, Sax 3 (Sandy, Levi and Colonel), are all veterans from Saxon Sound System.
Brixton’s King Tubby’s HiFi, arguably the most experienced sound system in the UK, has been cutting dubs, winning awards and supporting new talent for over 40 years.
And newcomer Unit 137, from Hither Green in Lewisham, is a collective comprising of Hylu and Jago and Sleepy Time Ghost (STG) with additional vocalists, selectors and instrumentalists.
Although new to the sound system scene, they are set to stake their claim amongst the veterans with a surprising package of dubplates and youthful abundance on the mic.
The night will be hosted by Don Letts whose role it is to guide the audience through the sound system rounds.
He will also warm up proceedings with his own DJ set.
Tickets are priced between £12 and £16.
For bookings visit thealbany.org.uk or call 0208 692 4446.