MASEGO SOUNDSYSTEM MEETS IMPERIAL SOUND ARMY
Yes Rotterdam family! This session Masego Soundsystem proudly present you a very special guest throdding all the way from Italy!
For the first time in the Netherlands with their 30 KW custombuilt soundsystem, the mighty Imperial Sound Army will join us with Dan-I and sister Makeda (ES) on mic to play a 2 soundsystem 1 dance session all night long!
To accompany Masego Soundsystem lyrically we present you Zed-I “Jah Secret”. Run come rally and expect a conscious and powerful night filled with dubplates and uplifting vibes!
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IMPERIAL SOUND ARMY
Born in the north of Italy at the foot of the Alps in 1981, Dan I is the singer and producer of Imperial Sound Army, founded in 2000, and Imperial Roots Records, founded in 2005 (ITA).
His first release “Jah command” was released on the Italian Label Moa Anbessa in 2005. Since then, he has worked together with the most prolific sound systems, labels and producers from allover Europe.
Today Dan records for some of the earliest UK dub producers such as Jah Free, Alpha and Omega, Jonah Dan and he works live on the mic alongside a good number of sounds & selectors.
His conscious lyrics can be found on various 7″ 10″ and 12″. Distribution in italy is handled by Imperial Roots Records while Control Tower covers England and the rest of Europe.
Since the end of 2013 he also plays on his own 30kw hand made sound system along his crew and with a various number of honorable guests… firing sessions absolutely not to be missed!
Makeda is a soundengineer and singer from Madrid Spain. She is
In 2003 Makeda started more generally doing backingvocals working with different singers in both dj’s sessions and bands. In 2012 she started to collaborate with some soundsystems in Spain and two years ago with the Imperial Sound Army.
As an artist she works the mission sharing the Rasta Livity as far as she is able. With a direct influence from the conscious reggae, Makeda tries to split His Teachings and fight against the social and political injustices
JOSEPH JARZINIO DIAS ELLIOTT (aka: Zed-I) was born on the 9 th. of July 1976 on the sunny island of St. Maarten. Zed-I grew up in the ghetto district of Dutch Quarter (Currently Living In The Netherlands). Like any other ghetto, it was always a struggle. As the passage of time brings change, he changed as well, becoming much more positive and also sending out a positive message (Rastafari). He started out in 1995 with a group called the “Funk Devils “. In 1996 he won the first free-style, throw-down rap competition on St. Maarten and with this moved up to win best rap group in the Caribbean. In 1998 they decided to change to the name “Lyrically Royal” The group went their separated ways in the year 2000.
In 2006 Zed I “Jah Secret” moved to Jamaica where he found it fit to gain his musical experience. “As an reggae artist listening to different types of music always expands your mind, which of course develop your vocabulary and creativity. Hence Zed-I has extended his music to reach each and everyone! Bearing in mind that music is life and life is music! “The one of many universal languages”.
Masego Soundsystem is a handbuilt roots and dub soundsystem collective based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Taking inspiration from the original Jamaican and United Kingdom soundsystem culture they have been active since 2009 as selectors going by the name of Original Dub Radix.
After a couple of years playing various events they felt the need for a strong link in their own hometown. They started to organize events in Rotterdam and worked with King Shiloh Soundsystem, Mad Professor, Moa Anbessa, Young Warrior, Gussie P, JOSEPH Lalibela, Nish Wadada, Murray Man, Ras Ibi, Jah Version, Black Omolo, Jah Rootz, Lyrical Benjie, Justice soundsystem, Roots Plaque soundsystem and many more.
While hosting various successful events in and around Rotterdam and being booked on festivals in the Netherlands and abroad they never stopped working on their own soundsystem. With a burning passion for the culture, the roots and the dub they saw the moment their soundsystem came alive and with that, the birth of a new name.
Masego means Blessed in the Tswana language, the name reflects to the mission and the passion of JAH music. Now armed with their 6 scoop soundsystem they continue their works, spreading the message of Rastafari itinually.