Monthly Archives: August 2010

Foundation Sound UK

Ed FoundationCan you introduce yourself and tell the people a bit about how Foundation Sound was formed and how it has developed?

Greets. Foundation Sound is a roots reggae sound system and record label, my name is Ed Foundation and I have been involved with Foundation since 1998.

The sound system was originally established in 1980 by Tony Roots when he returned to England from time spent in Jamaica with Joseph Hill and the mighty Culture.  Tony recognised a need in the local area (Norfolk, East UK) for some sort of musical outlet for reggae music and the message it carries, the sound was named by Joseph Hill.

In the 1980’s and early 90’s Foundation used to play all over the UK at festivals and dances.  The sound system wasn’t a sound that clashed with other sounds in them days, Foundation would warm up and be the support for bands that were reaching from London and Jamaica. (more…)