Artists


Afrikan Simba

Artist

Afrikan Simba

A veteran on the London scene as well as internationally, Afrikan Simba has worked with top sound systems like Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti, Blackboard Jungle and Channel One, released music on labels like Reality Shock, Jah Warrior, Dub Judah and even set up his own label called Ayamba based in Jamaica.

Brigadier JC

Producer and label manager

Brigadier JC

Originally from France but now based in London, Brigadier JC is a new generation Roots producer.
He lived in Ireland for years where he developed his production skills while playing tons of shows alongside some of the biggest names in the scene at festivals and club nights around Europe and beyond.
Over the years he’s collaborated with many of UK’s most talented and sought after artists with productions dropping on a variety of labels, including the seminal Jarring Effects outta France, Reality Shock in the UK…
He also ran some of the biggest sound system sessions in Ireland, setting up Roots Factory in 2007 and co-originating Roots Corner in 2010.
His productions are a blend of old and new. As an avid roots records collector, he’s deeply inspired by the sound of Channel 1 in the 70s while always keeping at the edge of what’s coming out of the UK.
The last few years have seen him play headline slots at festivals and clubs in France, Poland, Brazil, the Balkans and the UK.

Dub Movement

Producer

Dub Movement

Dub Movement comes from the suburbs of Fortaleza in the North of Brazil and is one of the leading producers on the bubbling Brazilian scene and definitely one to watch for future releases!

Ed Rieband and Dave Fullwood

Horns section

David Fullwood

Ed (trombone) and David (trumpet) are respected musicians on the London scene. They’ve collectively been involved with the likes of Zion Train, Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood and it truly was an honour to work with them.

Frankie Dread

Producer and Radio Host

Frankie Dread

Frankie is a co-founder of Roots Factory Records.
He has been selecting reggae music since 2008.
His selection is very rootically inspired and he loves to play roots, rockers, 90s yard style, and early and recent UK roots.
A true dubplate cutting addict, his first production to be pressed to vinyl was released in 2015 as a small run of 10 x 7″ dubplates released by Roots Factory for Record Store Day.
Frankie hosts a weekly radio show right here on rootsfactoryrecords.com, every Wednesday evening from 8pm-9pm uk time.
He also organises and promotes the Roots Factory Bristol sessions powered by Downbeat Melody Soundsystem.

Hornsman Coyote

Trombonist extraordinaire

Hornsman Coyote

Serbian trombone player extraordinaire Hornsman Coyote is one of the leading artists in the Balkans and a seasoned and sought after performer both on stage and in the studio. On top of touring with Eyesburn, his band of 20 years, he’s also toured the world and recorded with artists that include Max Romeo, Iration Steppas, Jah Works, Jerry Lyons and more recently featured on Lee Scratch Perry’s new album “Back on the controls”, which was nominated for a Grammy.

Obajah

Artist

Obajah

Majestyk Sound Machine member Obajah, a hugely underrated singjay hailing from France burst on the UK scene with a killer called “Higha Meditation” on Roots Factory Records. His flow is impeccable and the lyrics are positively conscious. Expect to hear plenty more of him in the near future…

Ramon Judah

Artist

Ramon Judah

Ramon Judah comes from a musical tradition, his father Sugar was a star in Liverpool and was an early mentor to the Beatles. Ramon was influenced by early soundsystem culture and was singing in the dancehall at an early age. He then travelled the world singing Reggae bands from New Zealand to Chicago USA. He finally settled in London and became the host and singer to the now legendary Dub Club. He worked with everyone who was someone on the UK scene. He has sung on many sounds over the years including Jah Youth and Channel One. Ramon Judah has also recorded with the best UK Reggae Dub producers in the business including Bush Chemist, Manasseh, Disciples, Adrian Sherwood, Phillip Gad…

Solo Banton

Artist

Solo Banton

Solo Baton started MCing at the age of 11 as a younger MC on his brother’s sound system King Shamma International. Experimenting with rap/hip hop for a while in his teens he finally joined Majestic Sound and was the soul selecta with Shadey aswell as the MC with Daddy MG. After forming a great friendship with Kris Kemist from Reality Shock Records, Solo voiced a heap of hit tunes, and soon became one of the most in-demand artists in the UK, featuring regularly alongside Mungos Hifi, Dubkasm as well as his own sound system, Classic Wonder. He joined the sound system from Reading as a mic man, later becoming the selector and playing the sound for many years. They are recently back in business with an impressive collection of dubplate and specials and is definitely the dangerous kind!