DJ Cal Jader
With his trademark blend of uptempo carnival bangers, tropical bass, and fresh latin and global underground beats Cal has burned up clubs and festivals around the world from Mexico to Scandanavia, has supported the likes of Manu Chao, Ska Cubano and Calle 13. As the co-founder of London's cultural activists and event promoters Movimientos (now record label too) he is a champion of the new wave of Latin, tropical and global music in the UK. He has compiled the Beginner's Guide to Latin America on Nascente Records and presents a bi-weekly podcast on SOAS Radio & Groovalizacion.
Ska-V-Goldsmith has been smashing it up on the turntables with his blend of 60s Jamaican R&B, ska, rocksteady and early roots & dub for quarter of a century.
Like so many devotees to the black gold of the deep cut Jamaican single, Ska-V fell in love with reggae from as early as the late 70s through his punk roots. Punk legends Joe Strummer and The Clash were a pivotal influence, and they opened the door to a whole generation of Jamaican music lovers, such as The Clash's collaboration with Mikey Dread and covering Max Romeo's song “A Quarter Pound Of Ishens”.
Ska-V-Goldsmith proudly states that he remains one of the dying breed of DJs that will only play out with records. “I will always have more fun and satisfaction from putting a needle down on a 45, than I will ever get from dialing a tune up off a USB stick” quotes Ska-V. So when Ska-V turns up the heat, you'll want to get off your seat and let the beat go to your dancing feet!
DJ ABASS (Abass Tijani) is a DJ, MC, broadcaster and a media & entertainment consultant.
He is one of the most influential figures in the popularisation of African music in the UK and beyond. As a broadcaster, he hosted and co-produced the popular TV music program ‘Intro with DJ Abass’ and remains a regular commentator on African issues on UK television and radio.
He is a founding member of the Nigerian Djs UK Association and a long standing co-organiser of the Nigerian Corner at the annual Notting-Hill Carnival.
DJ 'Jazzheadchronic' Mickey Smith has been successfully DJ hosting and promoting his own progressive, eclectic, funk, soul and jazz fused globalistic events for twenty five years. Starting in 1990 in South East Asia, where he is still known as The Godfather of The Hong Kong Underground scene, before running successful club and concert seasons in unique venues IN HK for over seven years.