Nick Manasseh made his name through his Sound System, built for Notting Hill Carnival 1985. He went on to co-produce Sound Iration, credited as the first UK Steppas, a genre now adopted all over the world.
From ’87-’99, he held the fort at Kiss FM, since its days as a pirate station, founding Riz Records in ’91, licensed to Acid Jazz. In the last decade, Nick has continued to pioneer the UK sound system scene, DJ-ing worldwide at a diverse network of festivals and events.
Now producing primarily for Roots Garden Records, with artists inc Johnny Osbourne, Luciano, Earl 16, Bob Skeng, Cate Ferris, Brother Culture & Vin Gordon, Nick’s music is reaching a wider community of music lovers, as well as storming the UK reggae charts and receiving critical acclaim. Watch out for the long-anticipated Manasseh Meets Praise album later this year, breaking even more boundaries with the classical dub crossover.