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Artists in Action & Refugee Community Kitchen present...
main room powered by Lion's Den Sound System
more info:

A1 / Ark Aingelle - Energy
A2 / ITP Music - Dub

B1 / ITP Music - Jah Children
B2 / ITP Music - Dubwise

BLACK REDEMPTION ✡ music & mix by G. Wise / ITP Music @ Revelation Hi-Fi Studio ✡ lyrics & vox by R. Younge aka Ark Aingelle ✡ executive producer Ras Kush ✡ distributed by Lion’s Den ✡ artwork by Ras Zahir ✡ All rights reserved. © + ℗ 2017 Kush Art Pub

Here comes a long-awaited Black Redemption 10inch disc showcasing the talents of Ark Aingelle from Guyana, based in the US, and ITP Music from France.
An energetic vocal and some deep knowledge meet a rootikal riddim, including several dub excursions. The result: uplifting music with a message that provides for positive vibes wherever it is played.
‘Energy a energy inna the frequency…’

- Lion's Den invites… KENNY KNOTS & MANASSEH -
for a 90s in reggae & dub special

!! powered by Lion’s Den Sound System !!

come out and skank with us for a unique journey through the 90s in reggae, dub & steppas (with a hint of late 80s :P )… JA / UK and abroad… a special dedication to this chapter in time…
for this edition of ‘Lion’s Den Sound System invites…’ we welcome none other than the longtime studio and sound system activist Manasseh longside the legendary singer Kenny Knots on the microphone…
surely a date for the calendar for any serious dub addict…

/// KENNY KNOTS [London / UK] ///

/// MANASSEH [London / UK] ///

/// LION’S DEN SOUND SYSTEM [Berlin] ///

/// ABOUT ///


Kenny Knots' career started when in 1984, 15 years of age, he released "Look How The People Are Dancing" which got him into the English reggae charts. It is the same time he joined Unity Sound System as an MC. In 1991, as he still had not received the recognition he deserved, Kenny retired from the front of the stage for several years, to reappear only in 2000. It is thanks to the support of his family, and in particular Dougie Wardrop, that he decided to give himself a new chance and he joined the Bush Chemists, along with Culture Freeman, Jonah Dan and Chazbo. Since then he has recorded with many of the greats of the scene and can be found on numerous quality releases, by labels such as Conscious Sounds, Unity Sounds, Scotch Bonnet, Jah Tubbys, Dubateers,Scoops, OBF Records and many more. Kenny Knots comes with pure fire and a conscious message no matter if in a dance or on a record.

MANASSEH [London / UK]

Manasseh sound system was originally built in 1985 by a group of school friends (Nick, Ed Maiden and Billy T) and finished and first played on the Sunday morning of Notting Hill Carnival in that year. With the aim of playing reggae with a focus on the roots side of the music, which was missing from the scene at that time, the sound system was based in West London in the Shepherds Bush area.
Nick Manasseh started producing music the same year for sound system dub plates. His earliest productions with his partner Scruff eventually became Sound Iration. Their first single, ‘Seventh Seal’, was issued on the Mystic Red label in 1988 and is widely credited as the first ‘UK Steppers’ record. Sound Iration went on to produce the ‘In Dub’ album for Youth and Alex Paterson’s WAU MR Modo label, another landmark release. The album was re-issued on triple vinyl and double CD in 2010.
In 1990 Nick set up his first studio and was involved in setting up a new label called Riz Records, along with co producer Gil Cang, Eddie Joseph and Mak Gilchrist; to release the productions from the new studio. The label ran for about 7 years, with many notable successes such as Earl 16’s ‘Natural Roots’, Admiral Tibet’s ‘Permission’, Orville Smith’s album ‘Walking on Tightrope’ and the original vinyl release of Manasseh meets The Equalizer ‘Dub The Millennium‘ (subsequently licensed to Acid Jazz). A great retrospective- ‘The Riz Records Story’ has been reissued on the Reggae Archives label (2014).
Manasseh Studio from its Brixton days (’91-2000) was also a magnet for many other London sounds to voice dub plates, especially with visiting Jamaican artists, and was the venue for many sessions with some of the greats like Dennis Brown, the Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Sugar Minott, Brigadier Jerry, Josie Wales, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Osbourne, Junior Delgado, Tony Tuff and The Melodians; as well as some of the big artists of the 90s like Jigsy King, Tony Curtis, Simpleton, Shaggy Wonder, Everton Blender and Yami Bolo amongst others.
In 1987 Nick, Ed and Billy T began their show on Kiss FM, brought in by brothers Norman and Joey Jay, to play the 3-7am ‘graveyard’ slot. The station was a pirate at that time and later, when Kiss became a legal station in 1990, Manasseh occupied the 3-6am slot until 1999. It’s fair to say that this, along with Joey’s sunday evening show, became an institution and was responsible for introducing and educating a whole new generation of younger listeners to deep roots music. The two shows also had a strong effect on the Jamaican music industry, helping artists like Luciano and Sizzla to become established. Bearing in mind that in those days there was no internet or file sharing- the radio show, along with the sound system, established Manasseh as a positive force in the reggae scene, in the UK and internationally.
In 2004 Nick hooked up with Jon Jones of long standing Brighton roots night, Roots Garden. Jon wanted to start a new label, and, in a nice turn of events, the first release was a track that Nick and Gil had recorded with Johnny Osbourne originally for Riz records but had remained un-released. ‘Black Star Liner’ was a great start for the new Roots Garden label. With releases from Luciano, Freddie McGregor, Brother Culture, Dark Angel, Ava Leigh, Kenny Knots, Bob Skeng, Cate Ferris, Mc Trooper, Ruben Da Silva, Jahmali, Danny Red, Vin Gordon and many more; Roots Garden records in 2014 is going strong and is becoming a big family. Physically, Roots Garden has concentrated on vinyl singles and EPs, but the label is now also online.
In the last ten years Nick has also produced, mixed, written, and remixed music for many other artists and labels, including Reggae Roast records, Foundation records, Digi Signal records, Dubkasm, Soothsayers, Emiliana Torrini, Pama International, Resonators, The Drop, J Star, The Trojans and Rootikal records amongst many others.
In 2012, after living in the South West of England for twelve years, Nick returned to London and moved into a new studio -The Yard- in West London, just round the corner from where he first started with Sound Iration in the 80s. The new studio has brought a major upgrade in equipment and, for the first time, Nick is enjoying live recording of bands and sessions. Branching out, Nick recently did sound design for the new Julian Temple film ‘London: The Modern Babylon’ and has worked with an amazing 12 piece panpipe band from the Solomon Islands, Narasirato, mixing their albums and some live shows. Nick is now involved more than ever with mixing records for a very wide range of artists, as well as mastering, now a big part of Nick’s work.
Nick continues to DJ and work as a selector throughout the world alongside many established singers and MCs, including Brother Culture, Kenny Knots, Danny Red and Gregory Fabulous. Nick still occasionally touches down on the radio, and just before moving back to London, did two years on Passion Radio in Bristol- sitting in once a month on the Sufferer’s Choice show. Nick has worked in music since the age of 17 and considers himself unqualified for anything else, except perhaps cooking, so the future should see plenty more record releases and lots more heavyweight dub sessions!

/// INFO ///

date: november 23rd
gates open at 23:01
location: YAAM / An der Schillingbrücke / 10243 Berlin
near S Ostbahnhof
-> * support yur local activists *

Refugees welcome!!!

for more info visit:

no sexism, no homophobia, no racism, no discrimination, no borders!!!
strictly respect...
good over evil... only love can conquer...

a special delivery reached the Lion's Den headquarters today...
seems like we have good news for the ones who have been asking about it ;-)
the preorder for LIONSCHOICE005 is going up on our bandcamp tomorrow...
run come catch it...

Here comes another tuff collaboration with RDH Hi-Fi from Nantes, France, we and a few other sounds have been playing throughout the last two years on heavy rotation as exclusive dubplate - always causing nuff ‘furore’ in the dance. For the ones who have been patiently waiting and asking about it: it’s finally ready for the people…

A riddim called 'Hardway' was given to the UK veteran Tippa Irie from London for some lyrical nice up. He approached it with a conscious message and with his original chatting style and wrote and voiced a powerful tune on the riddim - speaking out against all wickedness and injustice by the police - a topic truly important to us. So get ready to skank in unity, teach them about power to the people and 'put up yur hand, if yu don't like police…'

The flipside holds another ruff digital remix inna hardcore fashion. Responsible is none other than the french ‘dub invader’ Natural High Dubs - well-known from his longtime involvement in the Lyon dub scene and projects like High Tone and their sound system force Dub Invaders.

Musical ammunition against police oppression.

Both sides were transferred to 1/2inch Tape for extra analogue warmth, mastered with care and pressed on high quality 180g vinyl by Star Delta / Delta Disc, UK - of course also digikally available. The artwork is again by none other than ohoroho from Slovenia.

RDH Hi-Fi feat. Tippa Irie - Don't Like Police [LIONSCHOICE005]

A1 // RDH Hi-Fi feat. Tippa Irie - Don't Like Police
A2 // RDH Hi-Fi - Hardway Don’t Like Police Part III

B1 // Tippa Irie - Don’t Like Police Part I [Natural High Dubs Remix]
B2 // Dub The Police Part II [Natural High Dubs Remix]

LION'S DEN /// /// produced by C. Mahe aka Clem RDH /// lyrics & voice by A. Henry aka Tippa Irie /// remixed by A. Chaplain aka Natural High Dubs /// artwork by ohoroho /// mastered by Star Delta Mastering /// All rights reserved. © + ℗ 2018 Lion's Den


!! powered by Lion’s Den Sound System !!

it is with great pleasure that after our little summer festival excursions we can announce the return of the Lion’s Den sessions here in Berlin…
we directly come back inna heavy dubwise style and fashion with two top production forces we truly love, again on the french connexion tip…
none other than Natural High Dubs from Lyon - well known for his involvement in High Tone and the Dub Invaders - live on the mixing desk, de- and reconstructing his own music without compromise…
and finally with whole heap a dubplates for our skanking pleasure: the great Bredrin Records from Paris - two young producers providing pure musical pressure…
for the nerds: you might recognize both from some remix work on the Lion’s Den label (one project soon to come) ;-)

/// NATURAL HIGH DUBS [Lyon / FR] ///

/// BREDRIN RECORDS [Paris / FR] ///

/// LION’S DEN SOUND SYSTEM [Berlin] ///

/// ABOUT ///


“Member of High Tone & Dub Invaders. I produce my own dubwise projects using the name NATURAL HIGH DUBs. I perform live sets on an analog desk. Inna wild style!”


Bredrin Records is a young french record label, founded by EK and Benjahman. From roots reggae to dub, our aim is to gather different musical inspirations to create and produce an original and powerful music.

/// INFO ///

date: september 22nd
gates open at 23:01
location: YAAM / An der Schillingbrücke / 10243 Berlin
near S Ostbahnhof
-> * support yur local activists *

Refugees welcome!!!

for more info visit:

no sexism, no homophobia, no racism, no discrimination, no borders!!!
strictly respect...
good over evil... only love can conquer...

Longtime it has been making the rounds as a highly requested dubplate. Now finally seeing the light of the day. Ras Amlak from the US delivering an important message and powerful tune in order to ‘Spread Jah Love’ to all four corners of the world. The disc holds two different cuts - one by Calim Steppa from France and one by Violinbwoy from Poland - both of them coming with a dub excursion.
Dubwise pressure courtesy of Black Redemption to set any dance on fire.


A1 / Ras Amlak - Spread Jah Love
A2 / Calim Steppa - Spread Dub

B1 / Ras Amlak - Spread Love
B2 / Violinbwoy - Love Dub

BLACK REDEMPTION ✡ music & mix by M. Le Gall aka Calim Steppa (A) ✡ W. Przysiezny aka Violinbwoy (B) ✡ lyrics & vox by Ras Amlak ✡ executive producer Ras Kush ✡ distributed by Lion’s Den ✡ artwork by Martin Engelbogen ✡ frequencies lifted by LXC @ Watta Sound ✡ All rights reserved. © + ℗ 2018 Kush Art Pub

Events / 02.10.18 A Bass Odyssey pres. Jah Shaka @ Yaam / Berlin
« Last post by LionsDenSound on 11.07.2018, 03:22:35 »
A Bass Odyssey, YAAM Berlin & Lion's Den
proudly present a night with the mighty zulu warrior

★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★ JAH SHAKA ★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★

live in session for the first time at YAAM Berlin,
playing an extended set on the heavyweight
Lion's Den Sound System!

Warm up from 21:00 - 00:00
Lion's Den Sound System
(Ras Lion ls. Kali Green & Konta)

Tickets available now:

★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★ TICKETS ★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★

Early bird tickets are now available from our website for 15.00€, while supplies last!

✫ ★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★ INFO ★ ✫ ★ ✫ ★ ✫

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
(Wednesday is a bank holiday!)
Doors open at 21:00

YAAM Berlin
An der Schillingbrücke 3,
10243 Berlin

Ab Juli 2018 erhältlich.

Bestellung: info(at)

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