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    Up On The Roof...w/ DJ Derek, Don Letts, Earl Gateshead -LDN

    Up On The Roof...
    Sunday August 4th
    @ The Lambeth
    3pm - 1am

    DJ Derek / Don Letts / Earl Gateshead (Trojan Soundsystem)
    The Drop (live) / Count Skylarkin / Rich T

    An Official Brixton Splash After Party
    In Association with Skylarkin Soundsystem

    Tickets: £5/8/10 - MOTD
    RA Tickets: Up On The Roof with DJ Derek & Friends: An Official Brixton Splash After Party at Brixton Clubhouse, London

    Up On The Roof...summer parties on the stunning rooftop terrace at The Lambeth (formerly Brixton Clubhouse) right in the heart of Brixton.

    For a very special Up On The Roof on Sunday 4 August we have linked up with the fantastic Brixton Splash as one of the official parties for what is the 8th staging of the event.

    Splash is a free community street festival led by the local community. The event is aimed at celebrating the area’s diversity, its progress through the years and the fusion of the numerous ethnic groups that now call Brixton home. It is a celebration of peaceful relations, vibrant living in Brixton and Brixton’s contribution to the wider London culture.

    To reflect that we have plucked a cracking lineup in the spirit of Splash - Bristolian scene grandaddy DJ Derek heads things up alongside the legendary Don Letts, Trojan Soundsystem’s Earl Gateshead, Count Skylarkin’ and local roots/reggae band The Drop play live in the club.

    Now in his 72nd year, Bristolian scene grandaddy DJ Derek has been delighting dancefloors since the 60s with his trademark mix-up of reggae, dancehall & soul. This blend has made him an icon for many in the industry, including a host of Jamaican producers and Massive Attack. Derek kindled his love for music as a washboard player in the 1950s and has played popular sets at many major festivals, including Glastonbury and The Big Chill. In addition to having an encyclopaedic appreciation of the above music, Derek is a notable fan of real ale and is also renowned for having visited every single Wetherspoons pub in the UK.

    Don Letts showed Bob Marley round London, inspired The Clash and was mentored by Malcolm McLaren. He came to notoriety in the late 70's as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae.
    The Drop is a nine-piece band that formed in London at the start of 2009. They have become regulars on the UK festival circuit and have been playing regular gigs around the country ever since.

    They have supported acts such as Toots and the Maytals, Lee Perry & Zion Train and their festival appearances include Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Boomtown.

    "No, this was not recorded in Kingston Jamaica, this was recorded right here in London, real real fine!" - David Rodigan MBE

    Earl Gateshead is the selector and leader of Trojan Sound System, the official sound of Trojan Records. Since its creation in 1968, Trojan has led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican sounds. The labels releases have featured the cream of Jamaican talent, with the likes of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Toots & The Maytals and The Inner Circle all included on its illustrious roster.

    Count Skylarkin stumbled into DJing in the late 90’s after his mixtapes proved a hit with customers at a South London cafe. The lauded DJ, promoter, garden shed enthusiast and all-round dapper dan behind Skylarkin’ Soundsystem, an hour in the company of the Count guarantees jumpin’ jivin’ rockin’ swingin’ reggae, ska, soul, dancehall and rhythm & blues, aching feet and grins all round.

    RA Tickets: Up On The Roof with DJ Derek & Friends: An Official Brixton Splash After Party at Brixton Clubhouse, London

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    look out for waka flocka in birmingham soon

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    We know this is common knowledge, but DJ Derek has announced his retirement from DJing - This will be his last Brixton show and what better day than on the same day as Brixton Splash
    DJ Derek announces retirement, confirms last ever show ? FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

    This is the perfect accompaniment to the Carnival on the streets of Brixton!
    Lots of tickets have gone... Grab yours now:
    RA Tickets: Up On The Roof with DJ Derek & Friends: An Official Brixton Splash After Party at Brixton Clubhouse, London

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