Big Thanks to, Channel One Sound System DJ selector, Mikey Dread, MC, Ras Kayleb, British film director, DJ and musician, Don Letts, founder and artistic director of Spiritland, Paul Noble, producer and founder of Test Pressing label, Paul Byrne, Canadian artist Robert Gordon McHarh III, founder and CEO of Exposure Raoul Shah and Universal Works co-founder David Keyte. Shot against the world class Spiritland sound system.
Mikey wears; MW Fatigue Jacket - Tan Twill, Road Shirt - Dark Indigo Fine Chambray, Military chino - Navy Patchwork Cord, Cayuga Mid - Light Brown Suede.
Introducing Channel One's DJ selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb, founders of the UK's most loved and well known Reggae sound system. The name is a homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica.
Originally brought over to the UK by Mikey father in the 1950s, the sound system was passed down a generation to Mikey's older brother Jah T, with Mikey coming on board in 1979. They took the sound to local blues parties and dances and in 1983 to Notting Hill Carnival, where they have become a staple to the festival ever since.
On the day of filming Ras Kayleb tested out the Spiritland speakers, and we got the pleasure of hearing him MC, which was pretty special, and probably the closest we'll come to hearing anything live for a while. It was so great to hear Ras and Mikey's stories; their spirit was infectious and inspiring, as is their ongoing mission to 'break down barriers via reggae music.'
"It's an upliftment and at the same time I get power from it. Music is also a medicine and a healer. To listen to music every day, is a medicine for my inner soul, that's how I see it." - MC Ras Kayleb
We are proud to have them involved in the film.
Kayleb wears, Pork Pie Hat In Bright Olive Canvas, MW Fatigue Jacket - Olive Twill, Block Shirt - Olive Cotton Checks, Military Chino - Olive Fine Weave Cotton, Sebago x Universal Works Buckle Koala In Olive Suede.