Tappa Dan hails from Moss Side, Manchester and was in the 1980’s originally joint owner of local sound ‘Stereodan’ – which he ran with another Moss Side local – Tony Rose.
Tappa Dan split with Strereodan in 1988 to form his own sound – ‘Stereophonic’ and by 1991 established himself as the North of England’s No1 sound through extensive contacts in the Reggae industry – including his brother – famous Jamaican producer Castro Brown. Indeed artists such as Dennis Brown and Nitty Gritty were regular guests to Tappa Dan’s home in the 1980s / early 1990s.
Stereophonic sound was chosen to represent the North of England region in the UK Cup Clash held in Birmingham in both 1992 and 1993 – and made memorable performances against the top UK sound systems of the day:
1992 – Stereophonic v Saxon v Luv Injection v V-Rocket
1993- Stereophonic v Saxon v Luv Injection v Kebra Negus
Since then Stereophonic has clashed with the biggest sound systems globally – including : Addies, Stonelove, Bodyguard, Downbeat and held numerous stage shows with some of the biggest artists in the Reggae industry having performed live on Stereophonic sound – including : Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, Sugar Minott,Jack Radics, Leroy Gibbons,General Trees etc
Stereophonic sound still play to this very day – having a massed deep collection of dubplate specials which is difficult to rival.