More Knowledge Recordings


After almost seven years of inactivity, for 2018 new and archive material will be made available on soundcloud for you listening pleasure.


Release Schedule

June 2018

4Series – A Demonstration (MKR000)
Tomcat – Showcase (MKR002)

July 2018

I-sis Towers – Halfway Up A Hill (MKR001)
More Knowledge Showcase (MKR003)

August 2018

4Series – Deliverance sessions



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Carlton + DJ Vurt – Frequency FM 22nd March 11


Here is a radio show featuring Carlton of 4Series / Isis Towers with DJ Vurt on Frequency FM, Leeds broadcast on 22nd March 2011.

Check the set here, featuring some wicked roots as well as the odd 4Series and Isis Towers production thrown in for good measure.

HIMPERIAL ROCKERS – debut release

I have just finished mixing the debut release of Himperial Rockers, provisionally entitled New Dub Evolution.

Album cover by Yabass (above)

The album will be released as download only by Springline Records (France) in the first instance.

The album is a joint collaboration between reggae artists The Manor, Yabass and Tomcat (of 4Series) and was recorded at Manor’s CAF studios in winter 2010. Mixed at Tomcat’s SATA studio.

The album is available to download on iTunes & Amazon from March 14th, 2011.


Scientist at Fabric – November 2010

I had been looking forward to this gig since I heard about it and even booked the day off work on Friday to ensure maximum enjoyment.  Unfortunately, it was not to be and after purchasing tickets for my mates and myself, the night before the gig I was up all night being sick. Great.

Not to worry though, brother D was good enough to record the set for me from the audience.  So, seeing as the UK tour is now over, for your listening pleasure here is a link to the recording (NOW REPAIRED).  Grab it while you can.

The set was made up of a good selection of riddim tracks, including Hypocrites, You are No Good (M Prophet), No Man is and Island, Every Knee Shall Bow, Exodus etc.  The Radics riddims seemed to work best.

Also check out the review by Mikus and the awesome interview with Rodigan (also courtesy of Mikus).

NOTE: Please don’t sell this recording.

Dub at Brimsdown


I have been in London for a few years now and only now do I seem to be making links with musical likeminds.

For your listening pleasure here is a dub recorded with The Manor (above) from East London and Yabass.  I played bass and melodica, Yabass on drums and The Manor on gits, keys, percussion and production.

LINK NOW REMOVED – album to be released soon on Springline Records (updated 18/2/2011)

4Series Live at a Musical Tribute to Dread Lester

The focus of this blog this year has firmly been on Dread Lester and the legacy that he has left behind as we all still mourn his passing and celebrate his life.  This post is no exception.

On 22nd May 2010, 4Series Band had the honour of performing at a night called ‘A Musical Tribute to Dread Lester’, held at Springvale Social Club, Wolverhampton.  The night was an evening of live music in tribute to the Dread and had been put together by Ray Lewis and Archie over the months and weeks up to May.

Photo by Rachel Marsden

Their hard work and dedication to putting together a live musical tribute formed of local artists to Lester paid off, and from the moment we stepped in the venue the vibes were right.  A wicked warm up drumming session with Calvert outside helped build the energy.

The date of the show had been timed to coincide with Lester’s birthday and Ray and Archie had tried hard to get Macka B to play at the show on this date, however, he had to fly out to Jamaica.    On the night though it didn’t matter, there was a whole lot of energy in the place and all the bands that played were on top form.  The night closed with all the artists on stage who had performed on the night (along with Owen Gray I think), performing a rendition of One Love.  It was 111% wicked.

We missed our drummer Ben on the night due to a prior commitment – we had tried to make it work, but it really couldn’t.  Instead Progression drummer Early B joined us on stage.  I had met Earl a year earlier when Lester had recommended me to stand in the place of Progression’s bassist for a gig in the summer of 2009.   Appropriate then that our stand in on the night should be a person I had met as a direct result of Lester’s intervention.

We played four songs on the night:

Sacred Call
Fade Away

Warrior is not included on the official video of the night (probably down to space on the dvd) and I am trying to track down the audio for this song which will be included here when I find it. It was our most upbeat and tough number that night so it will be worth seeking out.

Whilst the tunes we play are rough and ready, I think they have a depth to them.  It was certainly a very emotional affair for all involved and in some ways felt like the beginning of something new.

A fitting tribute to Lester.