DJ Goldfinga
a picture of dj goldfingaOriginal Berlin Rudeboy DJ Goldfinga fell in love with “oldtime’ Carribbean Music in his early teens and started buying Jamaican 45s straight from the start in the early 1980s. Not long before he started spinning his 45s in public and became founding member and drummer of Berlin’s Ska Band ‘Mother’s Pride’. Over the past 30 years he played hundreds of concerts across the continent, hosted several allnighters and deejayed countless clubs and partys, yet the music remained the same: Finest Ska, Rocksteady, Heavy Boss Reggae and Vintage Roots from Jamaica. We’re glad he accepted the challenge to take part in this year’s Soundclash – it’s about time to have him play on our Soundsystem again!

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Just a few months ago our Rhythm Ruler was invited by Tom Bauminista to join Goldfinga for a Dub conference special focussing on 70s tunes. Back then Tom asked to join him again for another show, this time with a selection of rare oldies. It finally happened and The Rhythm Ruler not only brought a handful of favourites, but also his long time friend and former Sweet Sensation partner Rudewoi and a recording of the Reggae round in last year’s soundclash to get you in the mood for this year’s edition in September. Many thanks to Tom, omyradio.net and rastfm for the opportunity and for great shows each and every (sun)day.

HKW strikes again! You can count on at least one great show a year at this venue. This summer they bring The Congos on their stage and after the amazing show of Cedric Myton with Inna de Yard we are quite excited about it. Hollie Cook is great too (although we can’t imagine she’ll bring a physical ‘Soundsystem’ as announced) and the movie ‘Made in Jamaica’ will sure be interesting if you are up for that after the shows.

27.7.2019 –7pm
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Unfortunately the Berlin Vintage Reggae Night will not take place this month. Next month our Rhythm Ruler will share the decks with Stefan (Such a Sound) – as usual on the third friday of the month.

poster with bands for this is ska festival 2019For 23 years the This is Ska Festival brings many small, local and bigger international bands together, mostly headlined by some veteran jamaican singers. This year Ken Boothe and The Clarendonians can be found on stage, backed by one of the best sounding bands in Germany, The Magic Touch. Although the line-up is dominated by Two-Tone, Ska-Punk und 3rd-Wave-Ska we are sure a trip to Roßlau (a little town not far from Dessau – a city known to those interesed in Bauhaus design and architecture) is worth it. If you have seen Ken Booth with Inna de Yard already, it could be interesting to travel from Berlin for just the friday night, check the Running Order. More about how to get there, camping, tickets (from 35 EUR) and general information can be found on the offical website.

UPDATE: As german authorities denied a visa for Peter Austin of the Clarendonians they can’t perform at the festival. As Ken Boothe didn’t sing many of his hits at the Inna de Yard show the saturday might be the better choice now if you only want to go for a day.

The list of musicians and singers involved in this project is simply incredible: Ken Boothe, Cedric Myton, Winston McAnuff, Robbie Lynn… We can’t wait for the summer, this is one of the reasons. Save the date!

UPDATE: Summer has arrived and some great news too. The Lineup is confirmed and Horace Andy will join the singers and musicians mentioned above. The venue is quite big but better be safe than sorry and get yourself a ticket in advance.

We’re glad to announce that our Rhythm Ruler will play records for the warmup and some after show drinks in the beergarden.

UPDATE2: Find some pictures of the show at reggaeinberlin.com

12.6.2019 – 6pm
Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin

Tickets for the Soundclash on Friday, September 27th and Reggae Rumble on the 28th are now availble for only 20 EUR, please write a message through our contact form if you would like to buy one. If you only need a ticket for friday night, you can get it through the YAAM Ticketshop. Capacity is quite limited this year. We highly recommend to buy tickets in advance to avoid the disappointment of not being allowed in.

You can also buy a screenprint of the artwork by Chema Skandal for 25 EUR. The prints will be limited to 30 copies, only 20 of these will be available in Europe. They come handnumbered and signed by the artist in the size of 18 x 24″ (457 x 610 mm).

UPDATE: The prints are sold out! Tickets are still available, don’t sleep on these.

picture of the artwork that can be purchased as sreenprint

It was tested and approved at Reggae! Steady! Soul! last year, so Marc Forrest invited two serious collectors of jamaican oldies to his long running Soul night. Judge Celik and Thee Snufferer are well known on the scene. The first is running Reggae Hit The Town in Nuremberg for many years (besides a soul night and a soul weekender, the man is restless) while Thee Snufferer is the man behin Right On Time in cologne and well known for winning the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash longside his partner Alex Fireball in 2018.

25.5.2019 – 11:00pm
Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin

Get un Up! 11.5.19 - Margarete F.

We wouldn’t really call the tiny boxes hanging in the backroom of this bar a ‘proper sound’ but we’re a soundsystem, so our standards a somewhat high. The lineup is great and the bar well equipped so it will probably be a great night anyway. If you’re somewhere in the south of Germany that weekend you should catch up with our Rhythm Ruler at Reggae Hit The Town München.