Ras Abubakar founded in 1996 the « Zion Gate Hi-Fi» in Nantes in a spirit of up keeping the Roots and Culture Sound System tradition around its basic symbol: Word, sound and power. With their own equipment and boxes, they play various type of Roots music going from Studio1 originals to Classic & Rare Reggae cuts also including Rub-a-Dub, Early Digital and a lot of Rockers & early 80’s Steppers… Orthodox Roots Music!
The crew has quickly enlarged when Miniman joined in 1998. He operated the sound and was playing melodica live until 2003 as he decided to focus on his solo artist career. In the meantime, he had produced couple riddims and dubs that have been the first Zion Gate Music productions from 2001 on. The first Miniman 12” was well received by the UK scene and played by sounds like Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti I or Channel One.