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The Overproof Sound system started its life in 1998 as a monthly reggae night called “Overproof” held at the Medicine bar in Birmingham, England. The night was started by Different Drummer’s Richard Wittingham (Rockers Hi Fi) Adam Regan (Leftfoot) and Birmingham’s dub duo G.Corp. Since the seventies, reggae music in Birmingham had become ghettoized, pushed out of city venues into illegal parties and split into genres. With violence on the increase it was only the brave that would get to hear it. The “Overproof” night was not only a way for those involved to escape the recording studio and party but a way of bringing reggae back to the masses. This was not a bashment or revives night. Not to be tied down to one genre the music policy was anything reggae or reggae influenced. From old school sixty’s cuts to modern Dub and remix’s. With its atmosphere of peace and good vibes and a reputation for a happy mixed crowd the night soon grew often bringing together 1500 regulars for what have now become legendery parties. From the start, the microphone and DJ’ing duties were shared by Ras-T-Weed (Rockers Hi Fi) and Juggla (Creation sound) over time percussion was added in the form of The Mighty Magoo (Substance).dance hall anthem “Long time”. Kenijah Boothe son of reggae legend Ken Boothe takes on Guest vocals on the soul stirring The Messenger started his musical career as “Roland Xerox” with his 1987 release of “Mirror Lover”. Roland spent the next few years perfecting his craft as an M.C. on the soundsystem known as Daddy Negus.


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    Путина Путина Путина сенсемилья~

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  • Neon1024

    Amazon cancelled my order for the album and the website is 404! No-one nuked Birmingham have they? Please get a release into the shops!

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
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    The Model is genius!

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