Channel One

Leamington Road Villas junc Westbourne Park Road

internationally acclaimed 

Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s best known and most loved reggae sound systems. Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances. Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica. Debuting in 1983, Channel One have performed at Carnival every year since.

One play a unique selection of conscious reggae, exclusive dubplates and uplifting steppas. Channel One’s hand built sound system provides a rich heavyweight bass sound, which compliments their tight selection of old and new roots music.

Channel One’s mission is “to break down barriers via reggae music”, they have achieved this by travelling and playing to new audiences and venues all over the world. Highlights from the last decade have included winning the Redbull Culture Clash in 2010, (beating Metalheadz and Skream and Benga), playing in the next round of the Culture Clash at Wembley Arena against Major Lazer, Annie Mac and Boy Better Know in 2012 and embarking on 5 national tours with backing from the Arts Council, curating line ups including the Twinkle Brothers, Congo Natty, Mad Professor.

For years Channel One have held residencies at London’s coolest venues and work internationally on most weeks. Channel One is definitely the hardest working and most popular roots reggae sound system in the the whole of the UK. A number of Channel One’s youtube video sessions have gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views. Channel One was also a feature on Giles Peterson’s award winning online station – Worldwide FM.

This sound system never fails to deliver positive messages and music, along with a seriously warm and uplifting vibe.


British Association of Sound Systems

The BASS member sound systems are predominantly made up of the Sound Systems that you will find located at the annual London Notting Hill Carnival (Europe's largest street festival) which takes place every year over 2 days, during the August Bank Holiday weekend in London. 

© Copyright - British Association of Sound Systems - All Rights Reserved