Grand Ancestor

Performing vocal trickery on stage





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Biography


In the hand-crafted fashion of the analog days, Grand Ancestor has assembled the only high-fidelity sound system of its kind for the modern listeners of Washington, D.C. Grand Ancestor is inspired by the community-centric traditions of the early-Jamaican and British sound system scenes, later influenced by the underground hip-hop and electronic cultures that captured the world in the years to follow. Grand Ancestor Sound System can best be described as a custom built, wooden, mobile, 8-cabinet, 4-way, high fidelity sound system. The system measures in at 10ft., 8ft wide, and 4ft. deep.



Rooted and grounded in the District, Grand Ancestor Sound System is an active platform for the growth and diversity of the local underground music scene. The System brings a uniquely visceral element of sound to the nation’s capital.

A product of several years of hard work, bossman, Jason Berto a.k.a Yola, has been growing his roots, dub, digital, and steppers night, "Computa Age”, in the D.C. area for the past five years (now known as “Grand Ancestor Presents”). His dedication to hosting a multiplicity of local and international artists lead to the eventual birth of the limited, vinyl only pressings released under the Grand Ancestor imprint in 2013, and the D.C. based record label hasn’t looked back since.

The sounds of Grand Ancestor have reached a global audience over the past five years through Yola’s monthly radio show on the award winning Sub.fm, “Grand Ancestor In Session”. Constructed, stained, and tuned with love, Grand Ancestor Sound System was built for those with a passion for sound. The system was designed to help fill the audio void for D.C.’s growing underground music culture and promote sound system culture here inna Babylon.

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Our Artists

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King Shiloh

Dub, reggae

Two day of world Class Soundsystem

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Ziggi Recado

Reggae, live

Live with band and new album!

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Smith & Mighty

Dub, Triphop

30 yr Anniversary set by the Bristol Sub Bass Legends

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Radikal Guru

Radikal Guru

Reggae, Dub

Dub, reggae and dubstep heavyweight

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Egoless

Egoless

No ego, just quality bass!

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Kongo Banga

Kongo Banga

Live, the great come back show!

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V.I.V.E.K.

V.I.V.E.K

System Sound boss, dubplate master

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Earl 16

Earl 16

The legendary singer (Dreadzone, Leftfield)

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Joggo

Joggo

Quality Reggae from NL

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Twilight Circus

Twilight Circus

Legendary Dub Producer

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Zen Rockers

Zen Rockers

Amsterdam's uplifting vinyl selectors

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The Illuminated

The Illuminated

Dutch Dubstep duo

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Uncle Dugs

Uncle Dugs

Jungle legend set

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Cut it dub

Rebel Music Academy

A producers collective

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The Illuminated

BAM BAM crew

Melkweg Amsterdam

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Cut it dub

Cut it Dub

Cuttin' Soundsystem

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Chaos

Chaos

Melkweg, Sabotage / Knockout

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L-Dopa

L-Dopa

Amsterdam jungle hero

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Axel Savage

Axel Savage

BAM BAM crew member

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Leah Rosier

Leah Rosier

Amsterdam based female reggae singer

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Pauluz DB

Pauluz DB

DJ/MC and tonal wizard

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Ras Sjamaan

Ras Sjamaan

Amsterdam based soundsystem

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Black Omolo

Black Omolo

Singer / MC / Live vocals

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Grand Ancestor

Grand Ancestor

The Presidential Sound

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Vette Mette

Vette Mette

Uplifting vinyl selectors

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Matteo

Matteo

Uplifting vinyl selector

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Selektor Depender

Selektor Depender

Bassculture founder

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Ras Tology

Ras Tology

Early reggae selector

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Dikkie Dee

Dikkie Dee

Dutch selectors

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Cole 45

Cole 45

Selector / DJ

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Lukie Roots

Lukie Roots

Slovakian Dubmaster

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Ill Bill

Ill Bill

DJ / Selector

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Ramses Hoppa

Ramses Hoppa

On-U soundspecial

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Aur'el

Aur'el

French selectress

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Joss & Flo

Joss & Flo

Female duo

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Cut it dub

Sun Collective

Cuttin' Soundsystem

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True Soldiers Productions

True Soldiers Productions

Foundation into the future

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Redemption Studio's

Redemption Studios

The Wizard

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