Meet The Presenters
The Lovers Rock Affair, Sunday 2pm – 5pm Papa Ray was awarded Certificate for Outstanding Musical Entertainment Contributions in 2004. He is a Club & Sound system Operator/ D.J./Radio Presenter that plays Lovers Rock/ Revival/Soul/Soca. He is a good all around music entertainer.
In The House Show, Sunday 9pm – 11pm I started DJ’ing in May Pen (Jamaica) at Aquarius Night Club and Talk of the Town night club playing disco, whilst attending school at the age of 13 years old. I returned to London in 1984 and worked with Air Jamaica Roadshow and The Sophisticated Gents as a Soul DJ. I did gigs at The Lord. Westbury Public House, The Continental Wine Bar and private parties before joining Powerjam Radio in 1993-2000 and 2002-2004. I went to the underground scene with The Party Zone! along with Madam X and DJ Mix-T playing all genres in House and Garage (US Garage House) in 1992 doing warehouse raves and parties for families and friends. The Party Zone disbanded in 2001 after the death of Mix-T but still use the brand to date. Influenced by the late Larry Levan (Paradise Garage), Alan Magnus (Radio Jamaica) and my mother who really loved her music.
Africa Reggae Road, Tuesday 9pm – 11pm Oneko Arika (Jahneko) is a world-reknown percussionist, music teacher and lover of all things reggae. Born in Nairobi Kenya, Oneko was exposed to reggae from his earliest memory of music. When he first heard Don Carlos’ album “Suffering” around the age of 10, he knew reggae music would be part of his life’s mission. Since then, he has toured the world playing percussion with reggae musicians from all over. In addition to performing, Oneko is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization called March Forth Kenya Kids (MFKK). MFKK uses music and the arts, with a specific focus on reggae, to enrich the lives of Kenyan youth living under tough circumstances. He is working with youth in the neighborhood where he grew up using music as the avenue for a positive life. This nonprofit has grown into a very recognized and sustainable youth program in Nairobi Kenya.
The Mix-Up Soul Show, Thursday 8pm – 10pm The Reggae Lick Show, Saturday 8pm – 10pm My dj name is LJ Original my genre of music is Lovers and Lovers Rock 2000 style.My love for music began in my teens inspired by sound systems like Viking sound ,Sofrano B and many others. I played Small Axe sound system in a dance with Jah Shaka and Tubbies and what a buzz to see the crowd cheer when you play a boom tune. The rest is history.
Pure Grime Show, Fridays 11pm – 1am DJ JSHUA otherwise known as “Dabbers” is from South London and has been djing at nightclubs, weddings, corporate events for over 10years. He’s a multi genre dj, who specialises in UK Grime, Hip Hop/Trap, Afro beats, Old Skool classics etc. With an eclectic taste in music, he’s a big advocate for supporting homegrown music and isn’t afraid to take risks with playing new music. With a love for music from a young age and especially the power of music on people’s mood, he’s known for high energy sets with “Positive Vibes Only” being his mantra.
Kinder Selector Livity Show, Tuesday 7pm – 9pm (GMT) Growing up in the shadows of North London’s Rainbow theatre and listening to the likes of Marley, Black Uhuru to name just a couple. Reggae is where my heart is; new and old. However, I have been known to pack a solid soul and Rare Groove set. If you want real original music join me.
Countess Trinity Gospel Show, Sunday 8am – 10am (GMT) My musical influences began when my grandpa who was known as Count from his sound days playing against different sounds in Jamaica , only later to be further inspired by my big sister brandy from power jam and best friend Brady from I spy . That inspired me to become a Dj and now have an interest in radio. My little sister gave me the name Countess.
Anthony Brightly Sir George Sound
Sunday 10pm – 12am (GMT) Anthony “Pure Silk” Brightly was born in London in 1960; he did not wait long to develop a passion for music. Brightly was encouraged by his musical family; his parents and their friends. His first band, “Mystron 5,”was formed when Brightly was eight; the band broke up in 1971 when he started secondary school. “In 1972,” Brightly recalls, “a friend run up to me, saying a club just up the road, Phoebe’s, was having a band competition and they were missing a keyboard player. That’s all the encouragement I needed! Remember, I was just 12 years old!” The band, Young Ones From Zion, meshed – with Chris Hanson, Desmond, Patrick King, Brightly, and Sandra Reed (vocals), later changed the group’s name to Black Slate. They started backing major Jamaican singers, Owen Gray, Errol Dunkley, Dennis Brown, and others, as well as Jamaican singers living in the UK. The band returned to Phoebe’s to compete – and win. “We were like a mini-juke box: we were able to play every Reggae song we heard.” Black Slate worked – and rehearsed – hard, and soon became the Number 1 backing band, now on stage with Reggae greats Delroy Wilson, Prince Jazzbo, and others. Brightly was also involved in his father’s sound system; Sir George Sound was and continues to be a premier sound system in the U.K. Brightly made dub plates, learned to play all instruments (including horns), and in 1975 he began recording, including the single, “Mix Up Man,” for Keith Drummond at his father’s recording studio. Remembering that Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire brought the first injection of roots rock Reggae music to the U.K., Brightly said that, “Black Slate decided to step out. We played wherever we could, whenever we could. We played for money and we played for nothing. We played our hearts out. We worked hard to get the people’s attention. And we learned the art of being performers. We recorded ‘Sticksman,’ ‘Amigo,’ and ‘Freedom Time.’ It took us three years… After ‘Amigo’ was released, people would come to us and say, ‘Give us something like ‘Amigo’ and we’d tell them that was three years ago, we’ve moved on.” Brightly notes that the reunited Black Slate is unique in that they have kept their hands in the music industry, they still love playing music, and they can afford to return to the stage and to the recording studio. Looking forward, Brightly nods that it is “a pleasure to perform again and to be presenting music he loves on Lockdown Radio UK.
Throwback Show, Sunday 5pm – 8pm Real Talk With Angie Ray, Saturday 4pm – 6pm If you don’t want to be stuck in the present, why not let me throw you back to yesteryear. Join me on the ‘Throwback Show. Keep up to date with ‘Real Talk’ by liking our Facebook page.
Reggae God Monday Show, Monday 6pm – 9pm I’m a great lover of Musiq, playing on radio for approximately 5 years. I’ve always been into Musiq and have been collecting Musiq for a good number of years, soul, rare groove, reggae all across the board, rnb, hip hop, jazz, soulful garage and Afro beats. I am still into my vinyl records and still buying. I have played at various venues over the years. mostly playing rnb and hip hop. My cross over to reggae happened in 2010 after battling a serious illness, so simply giving thanks with my musical journey, playing for the listeners worldwide, more love.
Soul Connexion, Wednesday 8pm -10pm I got introduced to music by my Mum taking me to Brixton Market on a Saturday and visiting various records shops to buy the latest tunes from Jamaica, from as far back as I can remember. In my early teens while growing up in South London, I used to follow all the Big Sound Systems and I was one of the pioneers of “Nasty Rockers” when they were first formed in the early 80`s. I moved out of South London to Essex in my early 20`s, but I will never forget where I got my musical influence from. I now enjoy bringing music to the masses for their “Listening Ears” through the radio.
#StixReggaeMix, Thursday 10pm – 12am Originally from Merseyside (England) I have been listening to Reggae Music for over 30 years and aim to bring my passion for Reggae music to you on my ‘new’ weekly show. I had 6 years of experience working on Community FM Radio developing a catchphrase ‘something for everybody reggae wise’ that reflects my versatile approach to playing Reggae music. The #StixReggaeMix on ‘Lockdown Radio’ will feature all genres, styles and moods of (clean) Reggae music from the UK, JA & around the world. Whether its brand new up-front tunes, Revival, Lovers or Roots Classics I’ll aim to take you on a weekly Reggae journey.
Real Talk, Saturday 4pm – 6pm ANGIE RAY Lover of music, Lover of People, Lover of Conversation, So please join myself and Selecta Culture on ‘Real Talk’ Saturdays 4pm – 6pm. Keep up to date with ‘Real Talk’ by liking our page.
Black Genius, Tuesday 3pm – 5pm (GMT) ‘I first started playing music at the age of 9 after watching my Dad on his Blues Spot Gram which was the first sound system. I wasn’t allowed to touch it when he was there so my brother and I would wait until he went out; before we would start practicing to play records. My Dad then got a Valve Amp System which, again when he wasn’t around, we practiced. By the age of 15 I was playing music at my friend’s parties. It is now my greatest pleasure to play music that makes people happy and makes them want to dance’.
Keep it Real, Wednesday 10am – 1pm Direct Impact Sound System spreading love to the world. Undiluted roots and culture sound system, started in 1994 in London. We had a record shop in Walthamstow East London in 2000; These days we like to get involved in performing live at gigs all over the world, We perform in England, Europe, Japan and Asia since 2012. We have also released our own production at Direct Impact Music Label, producing 10 albums and a couple of Vinyl singles. We have co-produced albums released with Ariwa and Mad Professor. Plus singles released from Germany, Cyprus and Canada labels. A single of Major Razer (US) was produced and remixed by Direct Impact. Our Music is versatile sometimes, but our aim is ‘One Music for One People’.
Reggae Years, Friday 5pm – 7pm Super Mario grew up in North London and was exposed to the rhythms of Reggae and Roots from a very early age; when his elder brother would play his vinyl’s at home. A love affair with Reggae music of all forms quickly developed and he was soon spending all his pocket money as a 13/14 year old on Reggae 12 inch singles and albums, his passion still lives strong within today and he will be taking you through many years of reggae music with his show. Mario is also an established Reggae & Ska tribute singer paying homage to the greats of the 70’s and 80’s British and Jamaican music scenes.
Good Vibration Show, Sunday 8pm – 10pm My music spans over 40 years from the good old Disco, Funk Boogie to Swing and R&B. So if you’re a lover of real soul music, check me out! I started Djing in the late 80’s, playing a mixture of soul and reggae music at parties. In the early 90’s I won a female DJ competition at Gantons Nightclub in the West End and was given the opportunity to play there. Soon after I became a Presenter on Veteran DJ Tony Williams radio stations ‘Rockers FM and Rhythm 365’. I was chosen to present an award at the Reggae Awards in 1995 which was televised by B.E.T. I retired, only to come back to the thing I love doing best. I became the only female resident DJ at ‘Remember The Times’, for 5 years. More recently I performed at The Sexy Festy Festival in Haggerston Park, London,on their 38K sound system and the South London School Reunion in April 2017.
JB Baker The Riddim Maker Show, Tuesday 10am – 1pm JB Baker real name John Mitchell is a British reggae artist, DJ, singer, musician and producer. He began his musical career as a solo singer on the Briggy C record label with his rendition of Sugar Minott’s ‘My Love is true’. The second single he produced was on the Progressive Sound record label with Patrick Donegan. As a producer he has worked with some of the top socca artist in Grenada the likes of Ajamo,Strong Man Squeeze, Sugarpatch and Soca Banton.
Sweet Sensation Show, Thursday 4pm – 6pm Soul Fusion Show, Friday 7pm – 9pm I love playing all elements of music ranging from jazz funk rear grooves to r&b and reggae and soulfull Garage grooves. The music I present is for everyone with a passion for music; So stay soulful and get involved.
People & Culture Sound Show, Friday 9pm -11pm I grew up In south east London and as a young sound man I was inspired by my mum’s love of music; like most second generation Jamaican’s she would cook and clean whilst listening to Reggae. As we shared the stereo in the house my sister also played a part in my musical journey, she was a little older and would have access to the clubbing scene; she played me her latest jungle tape pack’s and asked me to mc with her. I was always interested in Djing. I found I could relate to Garage music, It was the new big thing when I was a teenager and it was everywhere, pirate radio, nightclubs and all the best parties. This is where I built on my talent and started buying vinyls and fell in love with turntables . I enjoy all good music, but Reggae is my first love and passion !!! Stay blessed !!!!!
Jahmon ‘Roots & Culture show’, Thursday 6pm – 8pm (GMT) I got infected with the ReggaeMylitis over 35 years ago. Some of the first albums I bought were Bob Marley’s “Legend” and Wailing Souls’ “Down on the Rocks”. I steadily grew my music collection and started to go to live shows and festivals when I was old enough; Got my first hand at mixing in 2001, creating non-stop mixes and extended versions of songs I really liked. Currently I am also creating ‘promomixes’ for new albums by artists like Junior Kelly, Black Slate and Tony Anthony. Apart from reggae I listen to other musical styles such as African, South-American, Caribbean and North African, but reggae is the steady stream flowing in my life. Some years ago I started to work with and represent artists like Triston Palma, Ras Midas, Black Slate, Vernon Maytone, Tony Anthony, Aaron Silk and many more. Radio came into my life in 2014 when Haji Mike from Cyprus asked me to present a radio show on Versionist Radio (Versionist later became Outta Mi Yard Radio).You have to let ‘the Mystic’ do its work and I’m very happy and excited to be here on LockDown Radio UK where I will not only play my music selections, but also invite artists for interviews so we can get ‘their real stories’!
Selector Costa Saturday Reggae Boom Show, Saturday 2pm – 4pm (GMT), Saturday Shake Up, Saturday 6pm – 8pm (GMT), Costas Costa was born in Islington North London and grew up in the vastly multi-racial district of Haringay. His love for music of Black origin transposed from leisure to business in 1991 when he opened Crunch Records, a vinyl music shop on Enfield’s Hertford Rd catering for DJ’s and serious vinyl junkies! From the early 1990’s to the present, he has played at a string of London clubs and music bars executing an exciting & eclectic blend of reggae, jazz funk and soulful house.