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Pioneering UK dub producer/selector. Manasseh sound system was built in 1985 by a group of friends with the aim of playing reggae with a roots focus. In 1987 Nick began his show on Kiss FM, brought in by brothers Norman and Joey Jay whilst the station was a pirate until 1999.
Riz Label was started by the Manasseh crew in 1991, releasing the first Manasseh Meets The Equalizer (AKA Jeremy Armstrong) album in 1992- 'Dub The Millennium', which was then licensed to Acid Jazz. Nick has since produced countless tracks, remixes and albums from world class musicians including amongst others, Pama International, Emeliana Torrini, Lee Perry for Rob Da Bank, Brother Culture's 'Isis (including tracks 'Supernova' and 'Rider') and Earl 16's Roots Man.
Most recently and notable are the wave of Roots Garden Productions storming the UK reggae charts Nick has produced, beginning in 2004 with Johnny Osbourne's 'Black Star Liner'. Recent releases have included singers Ava Leigh, Luciano, Ras Zacchari, Levi Rhythm, Bob Skeng, Dark Angel, Cate Ferris and Brother Culture. One of the latest releases, Manasseh Meets Praise, 'The Struggle Continues' features live viola player Michael Pagulatos.
Nick recently did the sound design for Julian Temple's new film about London and has been working with a 12-piece band from the Solomon Islands, Narasirato. Since the sound system began in 1985, Nick has been a DJ all over the world, working with MCs Brother Culture, Danny Red, Earl 16, Dark Angel and Kenny Knots.
See him at Sound of the Thames Delta: The Dub Capital of Europe.
Adam is an international renowned artist whose large-scale narrative drawings and prints can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon as well as many leading private collections including that of HRH The Prince of Wales.
Andy Merritt is one half of the duo Something & Son. They explore the social and environmental issues that define our time via everyday scenarios, criss-crossing the boundaries between the visual arts, architecture and design.
Bryony Gillard is an artist, curator and educator whos work attempts to create a space for genealogies of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns.
Caryn Franklin MBE, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist.
Christopher Sacre is a deaf signer and has been a visual artist and art facilitator for over 20 years. He specialises in providing creative workshops/activities that are accessible to deaf people and their families, supporting other facilitators to improve the accessibility of their provision at galleries, museums, and other creative events.
Artists Trevor Mathison and Gary Stewart form Dubmorphology a London based research, production and performance group who make experimental sound and visual installations that examine the relationship between culture, technology and creativity.
Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, moving to the UK at the age of six. He is the author of two pamphlets, and a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry.
Laura Blake joins our Crude Britannia discussion on climate and the estuary on Sat 22 May. She is Chair of the Thames Crossing Action Group, formed to protest against the proposed, new Lower Thames Crossing.
Lazarus Tamana is an international activist, a defender of human rights, environmental and Indigenous issuses. He is currently the President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) Nigeria