Roots & Culture

April 7, 2018 - Zappa, Antwerp, Belgium.


After having supported Roots & Culture: Coronation Dance feat. Vivian Jones, which took place on 4th November 2017, Reggae Geel Brukout cooperates once again with the promoters of the regular Roots & Culture events. The next event @ Zappa, Antwerp, is hosted by Dub-Up HiFi.

Dub-Up HiFi (Kortrijk, Belgium)
Prince Livity (London UK)
Ryan Moore – Twilight Circus Dub Sound System (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Kingston Echo feat. Juli Jupter & Missing Link (Antwerp, Belgium)

Regularly check the facebook event page for additional info.


ROOTS & CULTURE w/ Dub-Up HiFi; Prince Livity; Ryan Moore, Kingston Echo ft Juli Jupter & Missing Link

When: April 7, 2018 | Where: Zappa, August Leyweg 6, Antwerp, Belgium | Doors: 21:00 | End: 05:00

Dub-Up Hifi

Kortrijk, Belgium based DUB-UP HIFI was established late 2016 to bring reggae music in a soundsystem style to the people. A new sound in town with firm roots in the reggae & dub community. Operator Dubgrow has been selecting as well as organizing the Dub-up & Tacticz sessions for many years. Selecta Samwise regulary plays as Jah Frequency and hosts his Frequency Radioshow for 3 years now. Little Lion completes the trio as MC. Together they bring crucial roots, heavy dubwise & good vibes on their 6 scoop soundsystem in the dance.

Prince Livijah

PRINCE LIVIJAH is an integral member of the legendary Jah Youth ‘Roots Ambassador’ sound system as well as a releasing artist, working with many producers and record labels such as Sip A Cup, Mungos HiFi, Reality Shock & Free King’s very own Sugarbeat Records. In 2011 Gussie P released Prince Livijah’s Showcase LP “Talk Ras Nuh Tek!” featuring four vocal cuts and their dub counterparts.

Ryan Moore aka Twilight Circus Dub Sound System

Widely recognized as one of the most exciting and original artists working in dub today, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer RYAN MOORE aka TWILIGHT CIRCUS DUB SOUND SYSTEM has been involved with dub for the last 25 years. Ryan Moore’s take on dub is a radical application of the ideology of dub pioneers like King Tubby, Lee Perry, and Augustus Pablo. His bass lines weigh tons, his atmospheres are deep, and his arrangements are kaleidoscopic while seeming inconspicuous: he “plays” the sound studio. Based in Holland, Moore released over 35 recordings (some vinyl-only) on his own label M Records since 1995, and worked with many reggae greats, including Michael Rose, Sugar Minott, Lutan Fyah, Ranking Joe, and Gregory Isaacs, the percussive sounds of Sly Dunbar and Skully, guitar from Chinna Smith and saxophone from Dean Fraser. His show will include exclusive dub plates, glimpses of his upcoming releases, rare reggae dub classics, modern dance tracks, ambient sounds, and samples all mixed into an original, danceable sonic treat.

Kingston Echo feat. Juli Jupter & Missing Link

KINGSTON ECHO (Steve Michielsen) is an analog Dub project from Antwerp, Belgium. Trying to stay true to the raw, “anything can happen”-feel of vintage dub recordings. No computers involved.

“As some of you may know, I ‘ve been in love with Jamaican music ever since I was a kid. Some time ago, I decided to actually do something with this. When toying about with the recording gear I had gathered to record my bands with, this is what naturally came out. With the help of some friends, I managed to turn this into an actual project. My main goal in doing this, is to enjoy myself. I’ve tried to stay true to the raw, “anything can happen”-feel of the vintage Jamaican recordings I love so much. I used strictly analog gear and all mixing was done in traditional dubstyle (no programming or computers involved whatsoever). This means that these recordings are far from perfect, but I do hope I’ve managed to capture an intuitive feel throughout.”

Kingston Echo will be joined by JULI JUPTER & MISSING LINK on the mic.