August is nearly upon us. And with this particularly summery month (we hope!) comes the dual vibrations of Jamaican Independence Day (on the 1st) and London’s Notting Hill Carnival (24th-25th). To celebrate, Clash has teamed up with both Reggae Roast and Minirigs to bathe you in even more sound.
Reggae Roast are a cheeky and ascendant reggae collective who, not content with running a tasty label and even more spicy events, are to launch their own massive sound-system on August 10th.
Minirigs, an equally cheeky company, are a Bristol crew pioneering the best portable sound system on the market – and they’ve given us a custom made Reggae Roast Minirig, worth the best part of £100, to give away to you.
It doesn’t stop there. On Sunday 10th August, the Reggae Roast guys are hosting an all-day party (midday-8pm, £6 in) on the banks of the River Lea on Cody Dock in east London, E16 4TL. It’s a symbolic place: specialist audiophile Al Cree lives on a barge there, where he’s been building Reggae Roast’s state-of-the-art sound-system throughout 2014.
We’ve a pair of tickets to give away to the Reggae Roast party – alongside the exclusive Minirig.
Performing alongside Reggae Roast will be a selection of their finest associated artists, including DJ Vadim, Brother Culture, Adam Prescott, Vibration Lab, Louis Slipperz, Ramon Judah, Leo Samson and Dark Angel. Away from the decks there’s a much-anticipated live set from YT & Mr Williamz with the Innerheart Band.
The celebrations kick off at midday and Reggae Roast will be providing plenty of refreshments on site, with a BBQ, freshly made pizza and a fully stocked bar. The cocktails will be flowing courtesy of their long-time friends and associates at Wray & Nephew, who will be bringing their authentic Caribbean taste to east London. There will be a chill-out area, boat bar and giant marquee to provide shade for that much-needed break from the sun.
To get you in the mood Reggae Roast has arranged a free download from Brother Culture – head here to get it.
Enter the competition below for the chance to guarantee entry for you and a mate, and bag this exclusive Minirig. Competition open to entrants aged 18 or over.
Question: which of the following artists is not considered to be a pioneer of UK sound-system culture?
Simply write your answer where indicated in the entry form below. The winner will be drawn on August 9th. Good luck!