I-Kong Homecoming Tour

Chinese Jamaican I Kong will be touring China soon! 

LINEUP 阵容

Sistakilla.l | Lucky Roots | DizzyDi | General Huge / I-Kong (coming straight from Jamaica/来自牙买加)

WHEN 时间

2018-11-11SUN 21:00 | 2018-11-11周日9点

WHERE 地点 

Tongli Building 3rd Floor (South Entrance) Sanlitun Bar Street

北京市东城区宝钞胡同10号

#10 Baochao Hutong 

TICKETS 门票

Door:80 |  现场 80

I Kong

Kong is the nephew of Leslie Kong, producer of many reggae bands from the early days, including The Wailers. Family legacy aside, I Kong’s The Way It Is is an interesting specimen from the late seventies. It shares a lot in common with the work of Willie Williams, Fred Locks, and Prince Alla. The production has a fun little finish to it that incorporates much of the sunshiny-ness of late-sixties/early-seventies sunshine pop, yet all the rootsiness of the era in Jamaica. The set opens up with the e-harpsichord intro of “Ghetto Cry,” a bouncy little tune about the hardship of children growing up in the ghetto. 

“Wolves in Sheeps Clothing” is full of thick sunny wah-wahs and Jerry Garcia-ish picking. I Kong’s vocal is similarly soft and reminiscent of Peter Tosh’s “Pick Myself Back Up”. The penultimate track is a not-to-be-missed cover of the then-popular gospel song “I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” which is a song about the Rapture and the sentiment of those who were left behind once they realize the truth. Still, all of the kitsch only adds value to a tight and heavy set of seventies roots. Every track here is on par with anything you’ll discover in the recent wave of reissues from labels such as VP, Blood & Fire, or Moll-Selekta. There are no real standouts, just a great selection.

DizzyDi

Focusing on Dub/Trip Hop; Producer and DJ, DizzyDi has multiple identities and has a variety of musical styles, such as the groovy Triphop, the misty Abstract Hip-hop and the rhythmic Old Funk Soul, he likes to add some exotic colors with Dub, Jungle, Drum and Bass, or Breaks. He organized the Dub branded “Own Sound” in Northern Europe and became known as Level-DIZZY Selector while active in the European music festival stage alongside Reggae singers and Rappers from various countries. He created the musical event/label DizzySystem in 2012.

Lucky Roots

Lucky Roots are a reggae group from Beijing, founded in 2016 by Nyah Jahwise and Cece Natty. Lucky Roots has been dedicated to the party atmosphere of reggae culture and Roots since its inception, and is committed to the spirit of Rastafari to deliver the power of love through music. Lucky Roots have been exploring and expected to bring the most comprehensive Reggae experience to the audience on music. Both the early Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the recently evolved Drum n Bass and Jungle have been embodied in the music of Lucky Roots.

It is well known that it came from far away Jamaica and flew over thousands of miles to the ancient east, accompanied by a pleasant rhythm. Reggae music has the rhythm of music, a traditional source, which makes people feel dancing. Chinese folk music is like a mountain of clouds flying through it, making the music better in melody. The two complement each other unconsciously, and they are close and strong. It is the collision and integration of various cultures that makes the unique Lucky Roots.

Sistakilla.l刘锐

Dungeon Beijing x SECTION 6

In his work, he likes to record the moment that happens in the everyday life through the gloomy drums.  In lyrics, he is good at using clever pun phrases to give each song a different perspective. At the same time, he is also a fanatic of Reggae music, following the roots and deep vibes. His wishes are to try and mix different musical styles. His desire is to make a music album that integrates various styles such as Blues, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Techno, and Rockabilly. He believes that each song is an essay. Each album is a book. In order to convey personal views correctly, the voice of a musician is responsible, so he is still trying hard to explore, and strive to elaborate with real dedication. A music concept.

General Huge雨果

General Huge is a Ragga, Reggae, Dancehall singer, songwriter and beat maker. During the early years of his career, the General previously recorded two albums in France, one with the French singer Matt and a solo album. He was part of a band in Beijing: Ultimate Band Crew (UBC). He toured the whole China with UBC between June and September 2016. UBC also brought Perfect Giddimani for a China tour with them on November 2015, thanks to IMCG Global. He is also the co-founder of DB Bros Records, the first and exclusively dedicated to reggae, record label ever built in China.

He exported the concept of “One Riddim Album” in China by having different famous reggae artists singing on his label productions such as Perfect Giddimani, Chuck Fendah, Naptali, Elijah Prophet, Aima Moses, Lutan Fyah, Mikey Wild and many more.

On stage, General Huge made several cooperation during his career, either alongside his band UBC or solo, opening for Jamaican superstars Anthony B, Skarra Mucci, Perfect Giddimani, the Chinese reggae band 龙神道 (Long Sheng Dao), but also for the UK dancehall stars Tippa Irie and Ras Demo as well as Nancy and Phoebe from Congo Natty, or Lady Chann, the UK dancehall queen. He also worked with the one and only Heavy HK, the old raggamuffin veteran U-Brown as well as the French reggae singers Don Camilo and taiwan MC.

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Influencing Hong Kong’s bass music community, the Heavy crew constantly pushes sounds forward since 2006, with Jungle and Reggae. Building from nights at local bars and progressing to multi-genre festivals, Heavy promotes local talents while presenting a delectable array of international heavyweights such as Iration Steppas, Tippa Irie, Top Cat , Brother Culture, Lady Chann ,Nanci & Phoebe , Mungo’s Hifi and Charlie P, Dub Phizix, Tes La Rok , V.I.V.E.K ,RSD and many more – Big, Bad and Heavy.

DB Bros Records (DB Bros) is the first record label from China dedicated to reggae and dancehall. This music label has been created by three friends all currently living in Beijing, China; Raddam Ras (aka. Mc Webber), Ewo Flint and General Huge are confirmed musicians evolving in music for more than a decade. DB Bros Records aim is to promote the reggae movement in and out China, by producing projects with both international and local artists, promoting international artists locally and local artists internationally. DB Bros is not only releasing singles, EPs and LPs every year, but also spreading their own music through sound-systems, tours, showcases and concerts.

DB Bros album “Rumors Of War” entered UK reggae charts in March 2018, ranking number 25th!

DB Bros already had countless collaboration either on stage or in studio with artists from all over the globe such as Anthony B, Skarra Mucci, Heavy HK, Brother Culture, Tippa Irie, Lutan Fyah, Ras Demo, U-Brown, Perfect Giddimani, Chuck Fendah, Naptali, Aima Moses, Elijah Prophet, Congo Natty, Long Shen Dao, Jiang Liang Sound, ChaCha, Far East Lion, Big Red, Don Camilo, Taiwan MC and many more…

Focusing on Dub/Trip Hop; Producer and DJ, DizzyDi has multiple identities and has a variety of musical styles, such as the groovy Triphop, the misty Abstract Hip-hop and the rhythmic Old Funk Soul, he likes to add some exotic colors with Dub, Jungle, Drum and Bass, or Breaks. He organized the Dub branded “Own Sound” in Northern Europe and became known as Level-DIZZY Selector while active in the European music festival stage alongside Reggae singers and Rappers from various countries. He created the musical event/label DizzySystem in 2012.