General Levy & Joe Ariwa headline Wilkswood Reggae 2018!
Shed-shaking, floor rumbling, sonic dancehall dub confirmed for Saturday night’s main stage.
WILKSWOOD REGGAE FESTIVAL is delighted to confirm the appearance of two of the UK’s hottest and renowned reggae artists headlining the main stage together on Saturday July 21st. Ragga deejay General Levy and production prodigy Joe Ariwa are set to cause a seismic shockwave throughout the Dorset countryside with their unique fusion of high octane dancehall and sonic dub.
General Levy (known to his mum as Paul) has been working in the UK ragga and jungle scene for over two decades and is almost certainly best know for his signature “Jungle is Massive” vocals for M-Beat’s ‘Incredible’ in 1994. His signature high velocity staccato style was the sound of the summer and of a scene for a while in the mid-90s but the General has never really seemed to go out of fashion. As well as a successful solo recording and performing career, he has collaborated with Sly & Robbie, Desmond Dekker, Mark Morrison and Suggs. He has collaborated in the studio with his Saturday co-headliner, most notably on the 2012 album In the Chamber of Dub.
Joe Ariwa learnt his trade from a very early age at the knee of his producer father, Mad Professor, and is now a stable artist on the Ariwa Studio roster. Growing up in and around the Ariwa studio in south east London, Joe was able to master the mixing ask and experiment with production and dubbing techniques. By 2006 he had became Mad Professor’s right hand man on and off the stage and his fresh style of dubbing led to well established Sound Systems such as Iration Steppas, Channel One, Jah Youth and Jah Sufferer Sound requesting exclusive dub mixes. Joe has released a number of recordings, often in collaboration, but all with his own exclusive style of sonic soundscapes.
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