CLIVE DENNIS-BROWN (FOUNDER)
AKA Fawda Don
This project is the culmination of a journey which started at a very young age while living in Jamaica. At age 4 years old my great passion for music began while watching the elders (my uncle Dennis, a music lover and collector) playing vinyl on the old time gram.
Watching him stacking them and as they dropped one by one they played.
The pleasure that came from this experience, the dancing and joy it brought started a lifetime interest that became a way of life.
Not least the fact that living close to a record pressing plant encouraged my interest even more. Visits to the plant, collecting discarded records and canter cut out using this to mimic the elders and creating a sound system similar to theirs.
A prophecy from grandmother Mabel said “one day you will make it big in music because music is your love” At age 12 my return to the UK saw the start of this career. Practice started on mother’s old Garrad turntable in the home. Age 17 began my official start playing music at parties of friends and families.
The sound system Young Warriors was born, collaboration with Lennox Johnson. Associated with the sound were Taliman, Conrad, Mutley, Boaz Boaz. The sound system evolved as new members joined.
The passion grew further and led me into radio presenting. First experience on radio was presenting alongside Boaz Boaz at Time FM in 1985. This arose a new passion in me and quickly led me to stints at Traffic Jam Radio, Street FM (DJ P).
Following a meeting with Lepke of DBC (“the god father”/founder of pirates radio stations in the UK). I joined DBC Radio in 1987. I was introduced to Wilf Walker, Music Promoter, Ranking Ms P and others. This led to other ventures including writing and performing my own songs, live performance on stage, recording deal, Tours covering Japan, Ireland, Italy and other European cities as well as performance in many concerts, at venues including London Astoria.
My journey continued: 1988 Continent Radio (Danny), Skyline then city sound 1988-1991. Revive FM 1996 – 2006, Riddim FM 2006 – 2009, Metrolove Radio 2009 – Now a project of my very own YawdVybzradio876 July 2011-present.
My passion is music, my aim to spread love globally through this medium. I invite you to join me on this journey.