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Mad Professor ft. Aisha

09 Jun 2023 19:30 - 23:30

Mad Professor is considered one of the leading producers of dub music's second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age.

He has collaborated with reggae artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly and Robbie, Pato Banton, Jah Shaka and Horace Andy, as well as artists outside the realm of traditional reggae and dub, such as Sade, Massive Attack, The Orb, Grace Jones, and Perry Farrell.

Having started building electronic equipment in the seventies, Mad Professor evolved into building mixing desks and sound effect units. He opened his self built Ariwa recording studios in 1979. He then developed the Live Electronic Dub Show, becoming the first engineer to mix live from the stage, sometimes with tapes, or musicians, very often with artists from his own Ariwa label.

Sister Aisha began singing at the age of eight, and through her live performances built a significant following in and around the Midlands. Demonstrating her individualism, she followed in the direction of roots music as opposed to singing soulful cover versions of R&B hits, the latter being the most frequent route for reggae divas.

In the late 80s Aisha began recording with the Mad Professor and released ‘Prophecy’ on his Ariwa Sounds label. Her 2016 tune, Wait A Minute, produced by Mad Professor, has been a staple of Vibrations parties since its release!

This event will be powered by Sheffield's finest Dub soundsystem - Sinai Sound to ensure the best possible sound.

Support comes from Dub Shack DJs, and Moonmonkey with El Gan on trumpet (Vibrations).


£14 - £16