The North London Heywood Brothers, Leroy ' Mafia ' & Dave 'Fluxy' continue to form the mainstay of reggae music production in the UK and around the world. They have not stopped landing us with hits for more than 2 decades!

How it all started It was 1977, Mafia says, 'It all started when I was 15, I loved reggae music, it was the time of the big sound systems, I just had to be around the music, I must have shown promise then, as my mother bought me a £5 guitar which I got off through a school friend'. Straight away, Mafia formed a band with school friends, Christopher Matthias and Errol Rowe. Mafia, inspired by singer, Bunny Lee, was confident , telling his friends 'I'm going to be a big producer one day!' Needless to say they all laughed. Mafia's older brother, Dingle, encouraged the band to practice and they did whenever they could. Meanwhile, younger brother, Fluxy loved the playing the turntables his uncle Ivan with the Wizard HiFi sound system.
When the drummer, Chris, got called away to play for a band, Mafia told Fluxy. 'Well looks like you you have to learn this drumming 'ting now! And for a while Fluxy's home made kit of a stereo speaker box for a snare drum,a bicycle lamp for a hi-hat an a odd shape microphone for a kick drum held the beat for them. ...... More installments soon .........

Mafia & Fluxy Music - Credit where its due...... In this limited space it would be difficult to list all the artists they have worked with but here's just a few that you may recognize: Luciano, Anthony B, Maxi Priest, Kofi, Sylivia Tella, , Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs , Ambelique, Al Campbell John Holt, Winston Reedy, Jimmy Riley, Everton Blender, George Nooks, Brinsley Forde, Don Campbell, Santana, Richie Davis, Marie Claire, Troublesome, Robbie Valentine, Danny Red, Carroll Thompson, Paulette Tajah, Nerious Joseph , Adele Harley and so many more.....