(Roots Garden Records, Worldwide FM)
11th June 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Manasseh soundsystem was built in 1985 by a group of friends and finished on the Sunday morning of Notting Hill Carnival. With the aim of playing reggae with a roots focus, the soundsystem was based in the Shepherds’ Bush area of West London.Nick Manasseh started producing the same year, beginning with Sound Iration ( which was re-issued last year). In 1987 Nick began his show on Kiss FM – brought in by brothers Norman and Joey Jay to play 3-7am.
Riz Label was started by the Manasseh crew in 1991, releasing the first Manasseh Meets The Equalizer (AKA Jeremy Armstrong) album in 1992- ‘Dub The Millennium‘, which was then licensed to Acid Jazz. The next Manasseh Meets The Equalizer album, ‘Shining‘, was released in 1996, and finally, ‘Step Like Pepper’ came out in 2003 featuring vocals from Knati P.Nick has since produced countless tracks, remixes and albums for world class musicians including amongst others, Pama International, Emeliana Torrini, Lee Perry, Brother Culture and Earl 16.
Most recently and notable are the wave of Roots Garden Productions storming the UK reggae charts produced by Nick Manasseh, beginning in 2004 with Johnny Osbourne’s ‘Black Star Liner’. Recent releases have included singers Ava Leigh, Luciano, Ras Zacchari, Levi Rhythm, Bob Skeng, Dark Angel, Cate Ferris and Brother Culture. One of the latest releases, Manasseh Meets Praise, ‘The Struggle Continues’ features live viola player Michael Pagulatos. Nick also mixes the Roots Garden Showcase, performed for the 2nd time last year and touring next Spring 2013.
Branching out into other projects, Nick recently did sound design for the new Julian Temple film about London and has been working a with 12-piece band from the Solomon Islands, Narasirato, producing their album and mixing their live show. Since the soundsystem began in 1985, Nick has been a DJ all over the world, travelling to countless countries and continents and still continues to do so, working with MCs Brother Culture, Danny Red, Earl 16, Dark Angel and Kenny Knots.Nick Manasseh has recently completed a major studio upgrade and is now based at The Yard Studio in West London near Ladbroke Grove. As well as all the usual production work Nick is known for, he is now able to record full bands, drum sessions and any kind of large scale over-dubbing. Analogue mastering is also available, with 2 track tape transfer as an option.
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