OPEN THE GATE SOUND
London-based international soundcrew playing
360º Roots Reggae Dancehall + Dubplate & Remixes featuring MCs & Singers
Open The Gate Sound
Open The Gate Sound @ The Jago
Open The Gate Sound ☆ The Jazz Cafe
Open the Gate sound @ Future Reggae Ruigoord 2012 (The Movie)
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!
Open The Gate Sound is resident at The Jazz Cafe in Camden where they warmed up the crowd for important artists such as Collie Buddz, Eek A Mouse, Skatalites, Hempress Sativa, Horace Andy, The Abyssinians, Twinkle Brothers, Dennis Bovell, Macka B and more.
They have been rocking the crowd in the best London venues: Hootananny in Brixton, Passing Clouds / The Jago and Rich Mix in East London, Silver Bullet in North London, and were residents at Rikitiki in Brighton.
They regularly play in clubs and festivals in UK and Europe. They are the resident reggae sound of Ruigoord's LandJuweel Festival and Balloon Fest in Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Open The Gate Sound features on their set a variety of guests MCs and singers – check out the list below!
Wake the Town and tell the people… sounds like Open The Gate Sound is coming your way!
MCs & SINGERS
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!
MORE ABOUT FENOMENO SHOW
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…