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Standard

7th Sep

£15.00

Ends: 7th Sep

Early Bird

7th Sep

£10.00

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Ends: 7th Sep
Tickets will be reserved for 10 minutes

Restrictions:

  • Age: 18+
  • Last entry: 3:00am
  • Dress code: Casual
Big People Party - Strictly back in time at Hilltop Community Centre in High Wycombe

Event description

What a night this is going to be. Early bird tickets are now on sale
This is BIG PEOPLE PARTY
Strictly back in time music all night long and
'NO MUSIC AFTER YEAR 2000 ALLOWED'
@ Hilltop Community Centre
September 7th 2019
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ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY:
SAXON SOUND SYSTEM
COMMANDER B
JUNIOR B
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SAXON SOUND SYSTEM
ONE OF BIGGEST SOUND IN LONDON ENGLAND FROM 1976- NOW, KNOWN FOR ONE AWAY DUB PLATES AND UNIQUE MC'S

The Saxon Studio International sound system dominated the reggae dancehall throughout the 80's and mid 90's both nationally in the UK and internationally all over the world. Saxon brought overseas recognition to the dancehall scene in the UK and promoted many artists including, Papa Levi, Smiley Culture, Asher Senator, Maxi Priest, Tippa Irie, Daddy Rusty, Senior San, Junior San, Ultimate, Deadly Ranks, Double O, Miss Irie (rip), Daddy Colonel, Roger Robin, Mickey Mclean, Sugar Merchant, B-Candy, Mickey General, Multi-blind, Dangeryouth, Richie Ranks, Neville Morrison, Simmy Ranks, Peter King, Mikey Dupa plus many more besides. Many of the artists secured International fame and recognition in their own right.

There was no sound-system that could stand in the way of the mighty SaXon owned by Selector Lloyd Francis alias Musclehead and managed by Dennis Rowe (¡®D¡¯Rowe) as the best singers and MC's crowded the sound. The sound was always at its best when operated by Trevor (Sax) Ranks, with Musclehead flinging down selection. Minimuscle, Mixers Trevor, Henry (Digital Prento) Equaliser and later Mikey Boops made sure that the music selection; sound engineering and mix set the standard, which the SaXon MC¡¯s and singers expected. We should never forget the contribution here from Daddy Worzel (rip) from driving the sound van to setting up the sound system in the dance.

To the best of my knowledge, SaXon was not fueled by income from narcotics and was the best loved sound system amongst the dancehall massives creating Roadblocs wherever they performed, leaving other sound owners jealous and envious of the killa SaXon duplates and their fearsome MC's.

Hip hop artists and reggae superstars like Beenie Man, Yellowman, Papa San, Lt Stichie, Buju Banton, General Trees, Papa Toyan, Peter Metro, Lecturer, Supercat, Nicodemus, Squiddley Ranks, Pato Banton, Junior Reid, Half Pint, Macka B, Charlie Chaplin, Welton Irie, Johnny Ringo, Bunny General, Shinehead, etc were influenced by the SaXon MC's as well as sound systems like Sir Coxsone Outernational, Fatman, Java, Unity, Frontline Sound, Young Lion, Stereoclassic, Rapattak, Observer, Radics, Gemi-Magic, Taurus, Maverick, Now Generation, Sovereign, Nasty Rockers, King Tubby¡¯s, Prophesy, Jah Shakka, Luv Injection, Ghetto-Tone, Black Scorpio, Volcano, Stereo-1, Afrique, Downbeat, Jack Ruby, Black Scorpio, Cosmic, Metromedia, Stonelove, Stur Gav, Jamdown Rockers, Gemini, Creation, Jungle Man, Duke Alloy, King Addis, Bodyguard, Kebra Negus, V-Rocket, Killamanjaro ......etc. SaXon completed a magnificent history by winning the sound system world cup clash in 1994.

SaXon (UK undisputed #1 sound) played Third World (NYC's Champion 90's Area in Brooklyn) in 1985. This clash between the USA and UK opened up New York as a venue for international sound clashes. This clash was held nearly two decades ago and is still talked about today.

SaXon MC's were signed by major record labels, Island records signing up Maxi Priest and the talented squadron leader Papa Levi, who became the 1st UK based reggae artist to reach the top of the Jamaican reggae charts with his hit tune, 'Mi God Mi King', this hit tune simultaneously being No 1 in the UK reggae charts. The other MC's (Tippa Irie, Daddy Colonel, Senior Sandy, Daddy Rusty and Sugar Merchant) were signed by Greensleeves on their UK Bubblers label specially created for SaXon, which produced and recorded the live dancehall session, ¡®Coughing Up Fire' in 1984. Despite this it¡¯s very surprising that this amazing academy of talent and application has not received the true recognition and reward it deserves, especially in the case of the ¡®squadron leader¡¯ Papa Levi.

After Maxi Priest, Roger Robin was the second most important singing talent to emerge from SaXon. He was only 11 when he first took the mic on the sound. By the time he was twenty he had developed a singing style that many would say was ¡®stolen¡¯ from Maxi, but the dancehall massive new from early out how ¡®Lumberjack Roger¡¯ used to sound. In fact many would argue that Roger was actually the better singer and a much more talented songwriter. Whatever the case I loved them both. Roger¡¯s single "More Love" topped the UK reggae charts in 1990. In 1993 his "Undiluted" album - which includes a ¡®Fist Full of Dollars" - received the "Best British Reggae Album" award.
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This is BIG PEOPLE PARTY
Strictly back in time music all night long and
'NO MUSIC AFTER YEAR 2000 ALLOWED'
@ Hilltop Community Centre
September 7th 2019

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Venue

Hilltop Community Centre

Crest Road
High Wycombe HP11 1UA
United Kingdom

Organiser information

Vincy Alliance Mas