the tighten up crew: tim, champian, steve

picture by tim schnetgoeke

Due to the COVID19 crisis the dance planned for March 28th had to be cancelled. We’ll try to find another date in the future. Stay safe!

DJs: Papa Boom, Prince Ralph, Kingston Headroll

01.02.2020, 9pm, Margarete F.
Lenbachstr. 17, 10245 Berlin

After 32 years in the game the LISF knows to present a great mix of contemporary and legendary artists on stage. Our highlights of this year are The Pioneers, Dennis Alcapone, Big Youth, Dave Barker and Christopher Ellis. In the past few years the festival has also focussed on including soundsystem culture to the aftershow parties and clubnights. World famous Sir Coxsone Outernational will set up their soundsystem at thursday night and Phil Bush’s all valve driven Sounds & Pressure soundsystem will be in full swing on saturday. We are very happy to announce that our Rhythm Ruler will play tunes alongside Phil and his other guest, Brian Kelson, that night.

UPDATE: Due to the Corona-crisis the festival is postponed. It is not yet clear if The Rhythm Ruler will still be able to make it, but please consider to support the festival that is now in quite some financial problems.

28.-30.8.2020 – London
Check the website and facebook page for schedule, venues and tickets.

We are not sure how many days the longest Reggae! Steady! Soul! event counted, but in some years it seemed like an endless week of dancing and drinking. This year everyone steps back a little and the Carib Crew and Marc Forrest only run the famous ‘Böllerama‘ with a Reggae and a Soul floor on NYE. A great lineup with guest DJs from north and south of German is confirmed: Frank Upsetter and Jacqueline Hyde are coming from Hamburg and The Prince of Peace will bring his records from Munich. Local Old Fashioned Rudeboy ‘The Wickeder’ will join them and the Carib Crew behind the decks.

31.12.2019, 10pm, Tommy-Weißbecker Haus
Wilhelmstr. 9, 10963 Berlin

We don’t expect to hear many oldies on that night and most likely there will be a good amount of UK Dub / Steppas played. If you don’t mind these modern developments of original bass music we strongly recommend this event. 4 soundsystems inna de arena, this rarely happens.

27.12.2019, 11pm, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

It’s about time that this movie is finally screened in Germany more than a year after it’s premiere. Although some critics say that it exaggerates the role of Trojan Records in the popularity of Reggae Music in the UK and feels more like an promotional film than a proper documentary it should be well worth watching. The screening is free, so better don’t miss your chance. More screenings can be found on the official website.

12.12.2019, 9pm, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

It’s been 12 years since they played in Berlin the last time, and finally they are back on stage at YAAM, the big reggae club in town.

18.12.2019, 7pm, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

Check out a good part of the brilliant warmup for the 2019 Soundclash by the Prince of Peace on Mixcloud:

We’ve been raving about the online project “No man is an island” by Morgan Nixon when we found it online some months ago. As our Rhythm Ruler was helping with information and pictures for some entries and also happens to work in the printing industry we already knew for a while that a book is in the making. We are thrilled that we can finally share this news with you!

About the book

 “No Man Is An Island” is a community, not-for-profit project aiming to help people navigate the mind-numbing record pressing maze of the legendary Studio One label. This guide serves as a resource for those on a journey to find the best quality pressings of critical Studio One tracks.
The book is the result of many years of collecting records, comparing fidelity and sound quality of pressings, and digging into Jamaican music history to understand the context of the sound production. 

The book is available online at buyreggae.com and you can buy a copy offline at our next dance, Reggae Rumble on the 23rd of November. You can even get it signed by the author as Moman will be our guest selector and play some of the sweet Studio One tunes you will find in the books.

The new generation of selectors is running their first own night. They already proved their talent at several allnighters including the ReggaeXplosion and in case of Polly S even on our soundsystem at the Vintage Night BBQ earlier this year. Full support from our side and with Reggae Rumble the day after it is well worth a trip to Berlin for the whole weekend.

22.11.2019, 10:00 pm, Lauschangriff
Rigaer Str. 103, 10247 Berlin