OPEN THE GATE SOUND
360º Roots Reggae Dancehall + Dubplate & Remixes + World music
+ MCs & singers
WHO WE ARE
Open The Gate Sound is possibly the only London sound who brings you Reggae vibes in all its beautiful shades!
Dub, Roots, New Roots, Ska, Lovers Rock, Dancehall, Dubplates and even Remixes with flavours of Hip-Hop, Drum&Bass or Dubstep, Fenomeno Show & Samurai spin them all, strictly from vinyl selections skilfully aligned and equalized, accompanied by ever funny, clever and dynamic MCing.
One of the particularity of that Sound crew: Fenomeno Show (the DJ) and Samurai (the MC) are a perfect combination as the MC can also drop heavy selections on the desks while the DJ can hold the microphone as well. They are in fact two “One-man-show” rolled into one!
Soon after, Fenomeno Show & Samurai officially form ‘Open the Gate Sound’ and carve out a niche for themselves by sticking to the ‘Babylondon O’clock‘ format when touring.
After gigs in the UK (Hootananny in Brixton London, Passing Clouds & Oro Bar in East London, Silver Bullet in North London, Rikitiki in Brighton) and in Festival abroad (‘LandJuweel’ and ‘BalloonFest’, NL) they’ve been considerably increasing their bookings in London, UK and Europe, and are now also residents in Ruigoord, Amsterdam, NL where they run their own night every 3 months.
There they bring the main act and have been featuring on their set a variety of guests MCs and singers from UK and mainland Europe, such as Brother Culture (UK), Afrikan Simba (UK/Nigeria), Earl 16 (UK/Jamaica), Clapper Priest (UK), MC Baco (Italy), Manlio (Italy), Deadly Hunter (UK), G Ras (Hungary), Leah Rosier & Myriel (NL) and many more alongside Dutch live Reggae.
Besides, they keep on moving crowds in London and have notably the ability to pace the night, entertain audience and play very unique sets in intervals between Live Music acts – for instance in the regular Open The Gate nights at Passing Clouds where they have been opening for Live bands like Dennis Bovell Band, Black Slate and the Afrobeat Legend Bukky Leo to name a few.
Look out for the up-coming shows on Open The Gate facebook!
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Fenomeno Show is an old school vinyl selector serving a 360° view of Reggae music from Ska, Roots, Dub, Rub-a-Dub, to New Roots and Dancehall!
Specialized in Reggae Dubplates and HipHop Remixes with uplifting MC skills,
His music library also includes Afrobeat, World Music, special remixes and party bangers!
Based in London Fenomeno Show has played alongside Mad Professor, Zion Train, African Head Charge, Trojan Sound, Aba Shanti, Channel One, OneLove HP, Mungos Hi-Fi, DreadZone, Sud Sound System & Sentinel to name a few.
Fenomeno Show is constantly touring UK and Europe, backing artists like Macka B, Dawn Penn, General Levy, Susan Cadogan, Cornel Campbell, Brother Culture, Earl 16, Dennis Bovell, Vivian Jones, Deadly Hunta, Afrikan Simba; he also shared the stage with artists like U-Roy, Bushman, Twinkle Brothers, Tippa Irie, Protoje, Junior Marvin, Gappy Ranks, Dennis Bovell,Akala, Mutabaruka Pauline Black & The Selector, Dub Pistols, JazzSteppa, Africa Unite, Femi Kuti & many more and performing at Reggae Geel (Belgium), Landjuweel (NL), One Love Festival (UK), Glade Festival (UK), Future Reggae Ruigoord (NL), London International Ska Festival (UK), Ariwa Back To Africa Festival (Gambia), Back2Black Festival London (UK), Oxjam London, Glasgow’s Jamaica 50th Indipendence, Kaya Festival (UK), One Love Festival (IT), Ballonenfeest at Club Paradiso Amsterdam (NL).
Fenomeno Show is also known for his Internet Radio Shows Live on stations like One Harmony Radio (London), ZionHighness Radio (Amsterdam) and Reggae4Us (UK), which has featured djs and singers such as Dennis Alcapone, Dawn Penn, Vivian Jones, Mike Brooks, Matic Horns, Winston Francis, Lovella Ellis, Clinark, Nereus Joseph, Empress Ayeola, Tommy Trouble aka Jah Balance, Blackout Ja as well as many upcoming talents!
In 2010 Fenomeno Show set up his cultural organization ‘Open the Gate’ (www.openthegate.org.uk) and open a venue in the vibrant area of Dalston in London, with the aim to encourage and promote Arts, Design, Music & Culture related to the African continent and cultures.
Open The Gate is a platform that has allowed Fenomeno Show to build a large network and become also a Booking Agent.
In fact, he recognized and valorized the talent and potential of several upcoming artists as Connie Bell (Jamaica/UK), MC Baco (Italy), Clapper Priest (UK), Samurai (Jamaica/UK), Stamina Li (Martinique), Askala Selassie (UK), Kiffa (Spain), MC Kemon (Grenada/Hungary), G Ras (Hungary), Miss Fritty (Italy), AsingJay (Uganda), Maestro (Saint Lucia), Gemstone (UK), Figs (Seychelles), who are all available for bookings with Fenomeno Show, together with several well known Reggae and World Music acts.
Since Fenomeno Show landed in London he made possible for several Italian singers and sound-systems to perform in front of a new and wider audience, giving them the chance to break in the international reggae scene: Zulu (99 Posse), Ballads (24 Grana), Franziska, Nina Zilli, Raphael (Easyskankers), Ranking Lele & Papa Leu (Adriatic Sound), Jaka & Michelangelo Buonarroti band, Mama Marjas, MC Baco, Manlio Calafrocampano, Ranking Alpha, DubMarta, Vaitea, Farmer’s Roots, Miss Fritty, Conscious sound (ReggaeRevolutionRadio), PMK, Magica Riddim, Charlie Bendje, Gold Vybz, SouthBoyz, Mad Betty, Withey B, Raf D, Binghy Rebel, Stereochemist…
MCs & SINGERS