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The Heartical Dub Machine

House of Roots Heartical Dub Machine is a Deep Roots Reggae SoundSystem based in Philadelphia USA. Playing the best in conscious reggae from around the globe inna heavyweight dubwise style on the custom built analog soundsystem that is the Heartical Dub Machine. Built through the inspiration of H.I.M Rastafari and in the tradition of the Jamaican and UK Soundsystems of old and new. House of Roots is a true WORD, SOUND, POWER experience.


Ex-pat UK selector, Leon “Sir” Phillpotts, launched his custom built SoundSystem in 2013. For 20 years he’s flown the flag of the deep roots reggae movement in Philly with numerous soundsystem, live and studio projects. He proudly maintains the tradition of the UK soundsystems that inspired him as a youth in Birmingham and London, taking its namesake from the legendary “House of Roots” sessions at The Arches in South London featuring the mighty Aba Shanti. Phillpott’s passion for maintaining the lineage of the culture is felt through his deep meditation, heavy weight basslines and reality lyrics vinyl selections. Accompanied by mic chanters and top shelf guest selectors, House of Roots also features international dub artists and producers, bringing a unique slice of international dub and sound system culture to Philadelphia.


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