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Dread Steppa A.K.A Sheel Dread is a DJ / Producer / Musician / Graphic Designer and Artist hailing from Narobi, Kenya. Originally from Leicestershire, UK, he has absorbed the Caribbean nature of the Midlands and has been engulfed by its vibrant Sound System Culture & Experimental Bass scenes.
Now back in Kenya, he is pursuing a full time career as a professional musician / producer & is aiming to create a fusion of Kenyan, Indian & Arabic music styles with Digital Bass, Reggae & Dub.
Voted no.1 DJ for 2014 in Nairobi’s Urban Perspective Magazine (UPNairobi), Dread has had the honor of playing some of Kenya’s biggest festivals alongside top local acts and has also performed alongside well renowned international acts such as Diplo (Mad Decent / Major Lazer), Cian Finn (Emerald Isle / Moonshine) and Apache Indian (Island / Polygram). He is currently working alongside some of Kenya’s newest & most forward thinking talents on a new wave of electronic music culture in the region and is also a member of Kenya’s premier Electronic / Dub Fusion band “Asili Dub” and various other fusion projects with the likes of “The Askaris, Shoeshine Boy, Suraj, Jahm, The Mongrove Collective and many more. Dread’s own productions are already making their way to the international circuit getting plays in the UK, Ireland and Russia.