[Saturday May 25th 2013]
Far Out/Far East Sound System Culture
proudly presents...

*Pirates Choice [Drum&Bass Records / Rock A Shacka] Osaka, Japan
*Tippa Irie [England's Saxon Sound International] Brixton, UK
*Ga-Pi aka Gap from T-bone [Original Thai Dub]
*Masa Niwayama [Zudrangma Records / Giant Swing]
*Maft Sai [Zudrangma Records / Paradise Bangkok]

With an emphasis on music built for sound systems, outside parties and the worldwide dancehall, from Kingston to Ubon, from Accra to Khon Kaen, join the journey through tough basslines, heavy percussion and music designed to move any crowd from around the globe. Isan Dancehall - get ready for the Afro/Asian Soundclash...


Date: Saturday May 25th 2013. 09pm - Late
DJs: Maft Sai, Masa Niwayama With Special Guests : Pirates Choice [Drum&Bass Records / Rock A Shacka] Osaka, Japan / Tippa Irie [England's Saxon Sound International] Brixton, UK / Ga-Pi aka Gap from T-bone [Original Thai Dub]
Music policy / File Under: ISAN ROOTS, REGGAE & DANCEHALL.
Door: 350 Baht + 1 Yadong
Where: Cosmic Cafe, RCA BLOCK C, BANGKOK.


Special Guests

Pirates Choice [Drum&Bass Records / Rock A Shacka] Osaka, Japan
Pirates Choice aka Masaya Hayashi
The founder of a long established reggae record shop "Drum&Bass Records" in Osaka Japan. He loves Jamaica and her music. he visited there more than hundred times for past 20 years. The veteran of veteran record diggers. The pioneer / god father of vintage reggae selectors in Osaka Japan. His podcast/radio "Pirate's Choice" is subscribed by more than twenty thousand people from all over the world.



Tippa Irie [England's Saxon Sound International] Brixton, UK
Anthony Henry - a.k.a. "Tippa Irie" - emerged from England's Saxon Sound International - the star-studded travelling sound system that has been at the forefront of the U.K. reggae dancehall scene for the past 25 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Smiley Culture.
Tippa Irie was part of the new generation of British MC's who developed the 'Fast Talking' style chat which today can be heard in modern day rappers like Busta Rhymes.
Tippa toured extensively with his friend and long-time sparring partner, Pato Banton, throughout the Eighties including an appearance at Jamaica's Reggae Sunsplash and their US debut tours together. The UK DJ duo of Tippa Irie and Pato Banton had become one of the genres favourite combinations. As the Nineties began, the combinations. As the Nineties began, the dynamic duo pursued their solo careers.

Tippa Irie has produced fifteen albums to date and has a string of number 1 hit songs to his credit including "Hey Mama" with the Black Eyed Peas, "Hello Darling", "Raggamuffin Girl" (featuring Peter Hunnigale), "Stress" (featuring Lloyd Brown), "Superwoman" (featuring Winsome), "Baby I've Been Missing You" (featuring Janet Lee Davis), "Sensi" feat the Long Beach Dub AllStars and "Shouting for the Gunners"--a song originally recorded for the Arsenal Football Team which reached the Top 30 status on the British pop charts.
To this day, Tippa Irie remains one of the most requested Reggae entertainers internationally. The surviving members of Sublime made sure their Long Beach Dub All Stars debut for Dreamworks Records had the necessary dancehall credentials by commissioning Tippa Irie to contribute "Sensi" on their 'Right Back'(1999) CD and be their special guest on their subsequent North American tour. In 2000 he was invited to support UB40 on their sold-out Labour of Love III UK tour. Later Tippa was called back in >the studio with Long Beach Dub All Stars to record "Life Goes On" featuring Half Pint and Jurassic Five's Charli2na on LBDA's 'Wonders of the World'(2001) CD for Dreamworks Records.
Impressed with Tippa's rapid-fire lyrical , Jurassic Five asked Tippa to record together and the end result was a wicked Tippa and Charli2na combination entitled "The Struggle". The rap world took notice and soon enough Tippa was once again summoned to record with some of the music industry's biggest stars. Most recently Tippa was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap Song category for his collaboration with Black Eyed Pea's Will-I-Am on "Hey Mama", a track featured on the international chartbusting 'Elephunk'(2004) CD on A&M/Interscope Records and also on the Black Eyed Peas LP 'Monkey Business' (2005) on the track Dum Diddley.Tippa latest cd is Stick to my roots with the Far East Band from Germany is his best album to date in his opinion and also journalist John Masouri,released in june 2011 the cd got rave reviews and did really well all over the world especially in Europe recently Tippa as been touring in Serbia, Russia, Thailand,and he is going out again in 2013 to explore North America.Tippa now has is own record label Lockdown Productions you can fine out more at Blog.lockdownproductions.com.

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