World MC, global entertainer and CEO of Dubforce Radio began his career as a soundsystem champion bubbler at the age of 14. Guided by his good friend the great Errol Bellot, he became affiliated with the East London based sound Jah Tubbys World System, who this year celebrates 45 years in the biz. After taking a hiatus Macky reunited with the JTS posse in 2007 and in 2010 he made a great partnership with Mark Iration of Leeds based Iration Steppas, touring as the main mic man. Still on duty with these two players of the UK scene, he’s known for hyping up dancehalls across the globe, performing with the likes of OBF and Stand High Patrol in France, Green Light in Spain and Australia’s own Heartical Hi Powa to name a few. Macky Banton features on the Ackboo remix of the Bush Chemists classic Light Up your Spliff, here titled ‘Turn Up Your Amplifier’ – and has become one of the worlds most travelled soundsystem MCs.

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