The Yesking Sound System - Saturday 14th June
Saturday 14th June
The Yesking Sound System (UK) - feat. Mark Rae, Rhys Adams and MC Mystro
This weekend at Sandwiches we have a very special group of performers live and direct from the UK and we thought you might to know a little more about the Yesking Sound System.
The brainchild of production duo Mark Rae and Rhys Adams, Yes King fuse a melée of styles from hip hop, dancehall, ragga and ska into their own unique brand...
Mark Rae has long been a figurehead of the UK music scene following the success of his first production outfit Rae & Christian, the establishment of the former Grand Central Records and Manchester’s Fat City record shop. Rhys Adams remixed Mark Rae’s ‘Candystripe’ under the name of Frankie Valley subsequently lent his production and writing skills to Mark’s follow-up LP ‘Into The Depths’ and a natural collaborative partnership was cemented.
The name Yes King originates from a Jamaican greeting, which was bestowed by the Jamaican artists they worked with over the course of making the album. Although conceived in Jamaica Yes King has a strong London feel. Many London based artists make guest appearances on the album and collaborators Mystro and Sweetie Irie were raised in the area.
Production consists of a blend of the old and new, bringing the best of both worlds together through live instrumentation with the crunchy beats associated with hip hop and R&B, and also by authenticity to its reggae roots through the instrumentation and melody epitomised by the brass. Such diversity has created a truly unique album offering something to young hip hop fans right through to old school reggae lovers.
Catch the YeskingSoundsytem this Saturday night at Sandwiches.
Support from: Takkas and Jake Silver
Tickets: $25 +bf from www.sandwiches.co.nz, Real Groovy and DMC