The Horatia Opening Party Part 2 with Trojan Sound System and Itchy Soul
Trojan Soundsytem (Decks n efx set) & Itchysoul dj's
Horse & Groom
98-102 Holloway Rd N7 8JE
Nearest tube: Highbury & Islington/ Holloway Rd tube
party times opening weekend 6pm-2am
venue capacity 400
30/1/2010 6pm - 2am
Tonight for the very special free opening Saturday party The Horatia is very proud and excited to announce that the London mighty Trojan Soundsystem will be headlining with a special Decks & FX) set with djs support from local disco crew Itchysoul. This really promises to be a fun packed party and expect a lot of surprises and giveaways as the party kicks off a wonderful weekend of free opening parties.
Trojan Records was launched by Island Record’s Chris Blackwell in 1967 as a showcase for the music of legendary music producer Duke Reid.
Reid was called “The Trojan” because of the seven ton Leyland Trojan trucks he used, to transport his sound system in Jamaica.
Since it’s inception the label has released the highest quality Jamaican output. Numerous Worldwide hits have followed, from artists such as Lee Perry, Desmond Decker, The Pioneers, and of course Bob Marley and The Wailers.
This massive catalogue of releases make Trojan the world’s best known reggae label.
Trojan Sound System
Formed in 2004 from London Sound System legends, to represent the label in England and throughout the World. The Sound System has already had hugely successful shows as a single entity and with the greatest names in reggae.
The Sound System comprises Selectors----Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad,
. Earl Gateshead began Djing in Brixton in 1979, worked as selector and MC with Cutty Ranks, Big Youth, Dr Alimantado, and Dennis Alcapone. His reggae nights at Plastic People have received Worldwide recognition. Currently, Earl is reggae resident at Fabric on Saturdays, London’s largest and most successful nightclub
Daddy Ad comes from Roots and Reality Soundsystem and has worked with Gregory Isaacs Tappa Zukie and Anthony “Gunshot Johnson”. He has a background as a successful drummer and is also responsible for the sound system’s sound effects.
Vocalists----Include: General Slater, Brother Culture, Ricki Rankin and Danger as well as legendary Trojan recording artists.
The Sound System’s vocalists all have Twenty years experience as members of the great South London Sound Systems, Twelve Tribes, Taurus, Jah Revelation, Sir Coxsone and Saxon. They have been chosen as the absolute cream of London’s reggae entertainers.
Special guests including Lee Perry, Dr Alimantado,Tippa Irie Dennis Alcapone Horace Andy and Gregory Isaacs have all worked with the Sound System.
Itchysoul have been around for 6 years putting on superb disco parties across London at venues such as, Public Life, Horse & Groom, East Village, Sosho, Visions Video Bar & The Egg plus an annual disco boat party up and down the Thames.
They've played stomping festival gigs that have taken them across the globe from the UK to Africa and back again and have worked with the many of the regulars on the London Party scene, Lasermagnetic, Chibuku, Universal Vibes, EBM & DDD. The music is always disco in spirit and good vibes is what itchysoul is about and they are set to keep you dancing the night, or day, away...
Itchysoul dj's currently have 2 residencies in London, one at LocksideLounge in Camden with Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes) for Sounds Good and the other at Horse and Groom which they have teamed up with Ctrl Alt Delete Records to promote their up and coming label ///Shift which runs monthly with guest such as Red Rack'em, John Morales, Felix Dickinson, Rahaan, Love Fever, Richard Sen, Andy Blake plus other local talent such
as Hackney Players Association, Special Needs and Curious People. With the up and coming launch of their record label 'Shift music' along with forthcoming itchysoul productions, the future looks as shiny as a disco ball for the Itchysoul DJs.