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Knockout: Natty X-mas
Friday December 26, 2008 from 23.00 in Melkweg (Amsterdam)
Tickets at the door: 12,50

KnockOut X-mas party in the Milkyway (Melkweg, Amsterdam) with many different soundsystems, DJ's and singers, like Herbalize it, Spitfire, Raggadonz, Ovadoze, Jah & friends, Vicious, Black Marshall, Dahlila, Black Star, Reggae Bomb, Royalee, Spanchez, Smiley and surprise guests.

Line up

Performing artists:

Maikal X
Maikal X is also known as Shy Rock or Rollarocka! The rapper from Amsterdam was one of the members of the famous Dutch hiphop/reggae band Postmen. He also takes part in Gotcha and side projects. Nowadays solo artist Maikal X!

Lady K-Wida (Surinam/Holland)
K-Wida is a female toaster with a lot of power in het voice! She started to sing with different Surinam (Hindu) bands when she was 15. Since 2000 she is one of the singers of the Dutch reggaeband Poor Man Friend. In January 2009 her second single 'One Man Woman' was released, feat. King Yellowman!

Bredda Marcus (The Netherlands)
Winner of the Dutch Reggae Award 2006. Bredda Marcus was not only the singer, but also the spirit behind the Dutch reggae band The Irie Connection, who has been playing together for more than 20 years. Since 2006 Marcus is also a regular singer for Black Star Sound.

Black Marshall (Jamaica/Holland)
Black Marshall was born in Jamaica, the country of reggae music. He has travelled throughout Jamaica, Canada, America and Europe to spread his message and to learn about different cultures. He has a lively show with dancers and backing vocals.

Black Prophet (Ghana)
Black Prophet is a very talented singer from Ghana. His reggae background combined with African elements gives a very unique sound. He came to Europe for the first time in 2003 on invitation by Black Star Foundation. He stayed in Europe for many years, working with his own band Thunder Strike. Now he is back with a brand new album!

Smiley (The Netherlands)
Smiley was born in Aruba en he has been into music since 1997. In 2000 he came to Holland, where he worked together with Out of Many and other. Nowadays he has his own band.

Herbalize-it Soundsystem
Holland's Number 1 Champion Sound! Based in the Eastern part of Holland (Enschede), where they have their regular reggae/dancehall shows, they also organise the 'War Inna East Clash'. Herbalise-it is playing regularly at KnockOut (Melkweg, Amsterdam) and Jamrock (Brasil Bar, Amsterdam).

Black Star Sound (The Netherlands)
Black Star Sound is a roots reggae sound, based in Amsterdam (Holland). Selector Den-Den loves vinyl and has a huge 7-single collection. Black Star Sound also has a nice dubplate selection box! On stage Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions.

DJ Chaos
Chaos is wellknown for years in the urban dance scene in Amsterdam. He has played in Panama, Paradiso and Melkweg as hiphop/reggae/r&b dj.