Ledbury Road at junction with Talbot Road
Solution started out at the tail end of the 90’s, playing at dances and also performing at numerous large festivals across the capital and more recently the more renowned festivals such as Lovebox and Glastonbury. Any lover of roots reggae music that has spent a summer in London will surely have come across them as they are famous for stringing up their sound at various outdoor events.
Solution started to appear at Notting Hill Carnival from 2012 as result of Jah Observer’s announcement that they had decided to emigrate to Jamaica. However, it should be noted that Jah Observer still returns from Jamaica on most years, as a highlight to the Solution Sound System showcase at Carnival. Entrusted with the task of ensuring that roots music of high quality continued to play on Ledbury Road, Solution have not disappointed in upholding the spirit of this very special corner.
Mark from Solution has commented:
"We used to be regular supporters of Jah Observer’s at Carnival. Austin (Observer) was the first guest to play on our sound back in the early days... The opportunity to play on Ledbury Rd was a huge honour and has given us all the same level of excitement that we had when we first got the sound on the road. Anyone who has been involved in sound systems will tell you that to have that feeling again is priceless".
Solution SoundSystem offer a truly diverse selection of reggae music which spans many eras, styles and musical patterns, taking in everything from foundation Studio One to today’s freshest musical produce. They are well known for being welcoming and inclusive, bringing people of all walks of life together to enjoy quality music.
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.