October 05 2015 – Drumdrops Admin
British sound engineer and record producer Prince Fatty is hosting workshop and club night Jamaica Funk at The Fox and Firkin, Lewisham on 23 October 2015.
Jamaica Funk celebrates and highlights the way in which reggae inspired hip-hop in the early 80s and how the roles changed, a musical journey into the dub plate twilight zone starting with a two-hour dub workshop and Q&A hosted by Prince Fatty and UK dub/reggae producer Nick Manasseh.
As hip-hop developed and went mainstream it inspired the Jamaicans in reverse. Artists such as Super Cat and Shabba Ranks confirm this on vinyl in the collections of Prince Fatty and Manasseh.
A live dub tutorial will show the fundamental principles of recording and mixing, discussing the concept of versions, alternative mixes and how to cut dub plates and specials.
Prince Fatty will disect and breakdown some of his favourites such as ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ and other songs, live with the original files using a mixing desk to demonstrate the construction and musical instrumentation involved. Detailed recording sessions will be revealed with legends such as Gregory Issacs, Winston Francis, Cornel Campbel, Marcia Griffiths, Big Youth and more.
Nick Manasseh is a pioneer DJ, radio broadcaster, record producer and sound engineer complemented by a Jedi knowledge of reggae music. Manasseh has worked with and recorded many great artists such as Dennis Brown, Johnny Osbourne, Sugar Minott, Earl Sixteen and soundsystem MCs such as Josie Wales, Charlie Chaplin, Brother Culture and Brigadier Jerry.
Nick Manasseh, alongside Prince Fatty, stays true to analogue traditions and preserves the recording and mixing techniques pioneered by the greats such as King Tubby and Scientist.
Club night sets from both Prince Fatty and Manasseh follow with MCs Horseman and Brother Culture, special guest DJ sets from Josh from The Skints and Prince Fatty’s DJ posse featuring the turntable skills of Rasamurai and Noah.
Prince Fatty and the Horseman are well known for their hip-hop versions such as ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ as used in the famous ‘Breaking Bad’ series, DJ Muggs’ personal reggae favourite ‘Insane in the Membrane’ and many more Raggamuffin specials.
It is well documented that the DNA of hip-hop has its roots in dub and reggae from the concept of versions, sound systems, selectors and MCs and so on. New York and the east coast has had a large Jamaican community since the 60s. The musical influence is similar to us here in the UK.
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