The collective is run by a group of friends. Yarecki – a selecta, editor and co-founder of the www.dubmassive.org portal. Robbie aka Nesta is doing almost everything that is related to music, but in Steppa Warriors he is a mic-chanter. The quality of our sound system is under control of Kajtek – an educated acoustician and sound engineer, who has worked in musical studios, radio and other companies related with musical production; he’s also the builder of the several cabinets used in Steppa Warriors’ sound system. Robbie and Kajtek also play in a Wrocław-based roots rock reggae band „The Messengers”.
Steppa Warriors’ sessions are filled with good vibration and energy; it’s the result of quality selection of records and dubplates, DJing and proper attitude to generate sub frequencies; our activity is driven by sound system culture and “Word, Sound & Power”.
They have promoted Jamaican music, roots and UK dub in Poland since 2008 and organized sessions with Channel One Sound System, The Mighty Jah Observer Sound System, O.B.F Sound System, Young Warrior, Jah Tubbys Sound System, Dan I (Imperial Sound Army), Dubateers, Radikal Guru, Reggaebus Sound System and others. The collective also has played alongside many inspiring artists in Poland (Dub Temple, Bass Camp, Regałowisko to name a few) and abroad (Mighty Sounds, UNOD Weekender, Reggaebus Night, Dour Festival).
Over the years Steppa Warriors were involved in many events such as Friday Reggae Special or Rootsman Corner. Currently, they are focused on their flagship, an original cycle of reggae/dub events – Dub Arena and try to play all night sessions in a pure, soundsystem style.
From March 2017 they play on a brand new, hand-built, 5-way sound system, upgraded to 8 scoops in 2018.
Robbie, Cool Operator Sound System: