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Triptych 06: Uroy + Topcat

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Triptych 06: Uroy+Topcat + guests

Thursday 27th April

Tickets 14+1.50 b/fee

Doors Open: 9pm

He's the Originator! The Father of the Dancefloor! The first Jamaican deejay to shake the nation! Ladies and gentleman, we give you: U-Roy.

Born in Jonestown, Jamaica, in 1942, and championed by King Tubby, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bunny Lee and the late, great Duke Reid, U-Roy's unprecedented success in the late 60s and early 70s with reggae blueprints such as 'Wake The Town' Rule The Nation' and 'Wear You To The Ball' rendered him one of his homeland's biggest stars. Originating a style so distinctive as to change the face of Jamaican music, U-Roy's vibrant, unshakeable interpretations propelled reggae rhythms across the globe, not least toward the UK, where he became a cultural, and critical, hero.

U-Roy is an absolute must-see: he put DJs and reggae music on the map; he proved a direct influence on American rap. His legacy to popular music is massive.

The indisputable leader of the gang? You bet your sweet ass, baby: UK dancehall legend and hip-hop junglist Top Cat has a string of reggae smashes to his credit, (as both a performer and producer), and is an award-winning DJ to boot. His blistering ragga chants and flawless delivery have also infiltrated collaborations with artists from underground jungle thumpers Shy FX, to the Beta Band's skewed genius Steve Mason, aka King Biscuit Time ,on his ace, Bush-baiting single, CI Am 15. From an early career toasting with UK Sound Systems to a raft of classic releases including Request The Style, Push Up U Lighter, and Love Me Sess, Top Cat is one of the UKs most dexterous and delirious, MCs.

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