Archive for the ‘sound system’ Category

NEVER GET BURN PRESENTS : MINISTRY OF DUB #12

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Give thanks to YouTube’s “related” feaure for this one. A full 4 Hour 17 minutes Italian-style session from Oct 27 2012.

MINISTRY OF DUB #12 – ABA SHANTI-I SAB 27-10-2012
NEVER GET BURN PRESENTS : MINISTRY OF DUB #12
C.S.O.A. GABRIO TORINO (ITA)

“THE MIGHTY PRODIGY OF DUB” ABA SHANTI-I

WARM UP: KUMINA BEAT , MIRAFLOWERS , ROOTIKAL DUB FOUNDATION , UNITED ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM.
PON DI MIC: IDREN LION WARRIAH
POWERED BY: UNITED ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM

Earl Gateshead from Trojan Sound System *NYDebut* (full set)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

PUNKCAST2074-03 Earl Gateshead from Trojan Sound System makes his USA Debut at Drom NYC on Jun 29 2012.

Black Redemption in Japan 1999

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

It was shortly after I first started streaming the old Dread Broadcast Corp. programming that I first encountered Ras Kush via some NYC club website in 1999. I was amazed, in amongst the techno, house, etc, to discover a selecter playing all Wackies music, so much beloved by the D.B.C. back in the day. With some difficulty I made contact and, after some delay, Ras Kush eventually showed up on my door. It turned out he was freshly returned from Japan. Wackies had just, via the offices of Ras Takashi, formed a Far East Chapter, and Black Redemption Sound had been called upon to visit and wave the musical flag. Ras Kush gave me a tape of one of the Japanese sessions and that became the first of many of his sessions to grace the streamola bitwaves.

One Love Hi Powa – Hamburg 1998

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Not sure where this one came from – Manwel perhaps – but it’s Italian sound system One Love Hi Powa playing out in Hamburg, Germany on 7/31/98.

Sturgraph 1982

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Unlike the other Sound System session tapes featured thus far this one is not common. I’ve no idea where it came from. Sturgraph aka King Sturgav was a, if not the, top sound in Jamaica in the early 80’s, and even toured internationally. Listening to this it’s quite possibly from a UK visit, since it features Daddy Colonel and Josey Wales who both became big names in the UK. Another indicator is the content – which appears to come from the early ease’n’seckle portion of a dance – where serious social topics like unemployment are addressed.

King Jammy’s SuperPower 1987

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Here’s another of those classic sound system tapes – this time it’s King Jammy’s system playing out at Walkerman Lawn in 1987. MC’s/singers in the area like Major Worries, Frankie Paul, Tulloch T, Little Twitch.

Stereophonic – Skateland – 1980

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Kush brought in this sound system tape, a classic of the genre and widely circulated, of Stereophonic playing Skateland. It is credited as a ‘V.Black Production’. Recorded in 1980 in the early days of the slackness boom certain sections – particularly the famous General Echo automobile metaphor – are definitely NSFW. Other MC’s/singers representing are Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy, Django, Madoo, and Barry Brown.


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