Nick Manasseh

Nick Manasseh

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.

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