Celebrate 40th Channel One Sound – This year, sees our 40th year Festival. a long time since siblings Mikey Dread and Jah T (Trevor) assumed control over the runnings of the sound framework, presently named Channel One.

Mikey and Trevor experienced childhood in East London in a bustling family with 3 siblings and a sister. Their dad ran a sound framework called Admiral Bailey, playing at weddings, christenings and network occasions. Therefore there were consistently speaker boxes lying around the house and sound framework turned into a vital piece of their childhood. Mikey was everlastingly constructing speaker boxes, both at school in woodwork exercises, and at home in his storm cellar. This was undeniably more engaging him than spending time with his companions at the adolescent club.

Celebrate 40th Channel One Sound

Mikey’s senior sibling KB International began playing the sound framework at Blues moves and shebeens in the mid-70s, Mikey was taken a long (under close supervision) and given a knowledge into how the sound functioned. In 1979 Mikey and Trevor were allowed the chance to buy an instant sound framework – King Edward that was never again being used. This was the beginning of Channel One Sound System. Named Channel One after the studio in Jamaica where Mikey was purchasing a great deal of his records.

Mikey and Trevor chose from the get-go that they would not like to go down the typical course of sound conflicts, however needed to utilize their sound to investigate the nation and to play to spectators that hadn’t heard a reggae sound frameworks previously. A considerable lot of the early shows were playing at Universities, regularly supporting a band, Channel One showed up nearby any semblance of Aswad, Misty in Roots, Bad Manners, Black Slate and Saint Etienne.

Quick forward numerous years to 2019 and Channel One have now been playing for a long time. A portion of the features have included

– winning the Redbull Culture Clash (as the longshots) in 2010, beating Metalheadz, Souljazz and Skream and Benga.

– Playing on the London Eye for the Redbull Revolutions in Sound.

– Touring South America all the time and helping assemble a reggae sound framework with a team in Colombia.

– DJ sets everywhere throughout the world – Australia, Japan, Brazil, Croatia, India, Gambia, Dubai, Hungary, Portugal, Mexico, US and numerous some more!

– Taking the sound framework to France, Spain and Holland.

– effective London residencies, right off the bat at Vibe Bar, at that point Village Underground and The Electric, Brixton.