The captain of the Black Ark, Congo & All Stars, Mike Skinner, Norman Jay and many more join the lineup for Madness’ day festival at Clapham Common August 29th.
One of reggae’s most esteemed producers and all around eccentric personality, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, will be joining the likes of Madness and fellow countrymen Toots & The Maytals as a special guest for the day festival. Having proved his credentials with a number of production credits on Bob Marley’s full length releases, the original toaster continued to push the boundaries of dub and reggae music from his famous Black Ark recording studio. Known for using samples of cow to genius effect in his recordings, Perry is one of the most unique artists to emerge from Jamaica’s rich music culture, applying his touch to seminal records such as The Congos’ Ark Of The Congos. With his live performances becoming less frequent, House Of Common will offer the chance to catch a true legend in every sense of the word.
Further editions to the House Of Common lineup include the Rebel MC that is Congo Natty, who will be accompanied by fellow UK All Stars such as General Levy. Pirate radio innovators Norman Jay and David Rodigan will be offering up 30 years worth of DJ’ing experience, with selections sure to span the new and old, while further support comes in the form of The Streets’ former frontman Mike Skinner and Ms Dynamite.
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