Melbourne’s original reggae dancehall crew was formed in 2000 when radio presenter Jesse I linked with long-time reggae selector Ras Crucial. Chant Down play in the contemporary Jamaican style, mixing the freshest reggae and dancehall together with vintage classics, custom dubplate specials, and live MCing.
Chant Down’s monthly More Fire night is the longest running reggae session in Australia – check the photos section for shots from dances past, and the front page for details of dances to come.
Chant Down have also hosted international artists including Third World, Lucky Dube, The Gladiators, Jr Reid, Michael Rose, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Jah Mason, and Gappy Ranks; performed countless gigs and festivals in Melbourne, interstate, and abroad; and played support for acts including Chronixx, Lee Scratch Perry, Big Youth, Luciano, Horace Andy, Demarco, Anthony B, Elephant Man, Johnny Osbourne, and many more.
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