Iration Steppas @ 8th Seasplash Festival
Posted on 23/10/2010 by Seasplash Festival
Iration Steppas are one of the top dubwise outfits in the world, initially starting out as a soundsystem in the 90s focusing primarily on spinning dubplates before venturing into their own productions.
Following in the footsteps of the sound systems that inspired him, Mark Iration, with partner Dennis Rootical, has moulded and crafted a very personal Iration Steppas vibe, a particular style that has grown to be internationally recognised as one of the best on the block.
Marks initial involvement in the sound system world was purely as a fan following the likes of Jah Shaka and Jah Tubbys back in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. Like any real music lover he collected vinyl and got into DJing, but it took the encouragement of a number of close friends until he started to put together his own system in 1990. Around the same time he also began to make music in his own studio, High Rise, culminating in two wellreceived debut releases Scud Missile and High Rise Vibrations.
The have two solo albums to their credit been Original Dub Dat which was released back in 1996 and Dubz From De Higher Regionz from 2004. These albums showcase Iration Steppas year 3000 style steppers dub.
Having played out all over the world from USA to Japan and spearheading the introduction of the dub scene to Leeds through their own flagship night Subdub alongside Simon Exodus Scott.