Freedom Fighter Soundsystem on a beachOur friends are setting up their soundsystem by the beach. Pack your trunks and bikinis for a day of Roots, Rub-a-Dub and Steppers by the Freedom Fighters Crew and Yugo on the Mic.

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9.7.2021, 3 – 10pm, Strandbad Ploetzensee
Nordufer 26, 13351 Berlin

soundsystem and preamp in living room

It has been ages since we gathered for the last dance. We miss lifting boxes and playing tunes loud, but as this won’t happen in the near future we teamed up with our friends from Treasure Sounds in Hamburg to bring the dance from ours to your living rooms.

Timetable (CET):
Treasure Sounds 19:00 – 20:00
Panza 20:00 – 21:00
The Rhythm Ruler 21:00 – 22:00
Treasure Sounds 22:00 – 23:00
The Rhythm Ruler 23:00 – 00:00
Treasure Sounds 00:00 – end

We‘ll stream through three twitch channels:

Tag der Clubkultur (‘Club Culture Day’) was launched on the initiative of Berlin‘s Senator for Culture, Klaus Lederer, highlights the diversity and importance of Berlin‘s club culture in times of an existential crisis. As part of this showcase festival on October 3, 2020, up to forty clubs and collectives be rewarded for their contributions to Berlin’s club culture in recent years or even decades. On this day, each club and collective will present itself and the diversity and liveliness of Berlin’s club culture to the whole City.

YAAM is one of the venues rewarded and participating and we are glad to announce that our Rhythm Ruler is part of the Lineup. He will play records on the Lion’s Den Soundsystem alongside operator and owner of the Sound Ras Lion, Roots Daughters and Selektor Bony. All areas will be open including the Beach, Kids Corner and River Stage.

Don’t be late as there is limited capacity, bring a mask and follow the hygiene rules including registration at the entrance.

3.10.2020, 4 – 10pm Uhr, YAAM
An der Schillingbruecke 3, 10243 Berlin

Papa Boom, Johnny Reggae, Berlitonian & Kingston Headroll.

15.8.2020, 3 – 10pm, Pumptrack
An der Ostbahn 9, 10243 Berlin

Summer is in full swing and what could be better than a soundsystem session by a lake? Our friends from the Freedom Fighter Soundsystem will string up a small set and invited DJ Goldfinga and Rattle Tone Discotheque to play records with them at Strandbad Plötzensee this saturday. Check the facebook event for more information.

15.8.2020, 3 – 10pm, Strandbad Ploetzensee
Nordufer 26, 13351 Berlin

To support the clubs that are heavily affected by the Corona-shutdown the Clubcomission Berlin initiated a daily livestream from various clubs in cooperation with arte. Two of our DJs played at YAAM for this cause. Find The Rhythm Ruler with a strictly Jamaican Oldies set right from the start and Panza with a modern selection representing Supersonic at 2:30h.

It’s been a while since The Rhythm Ruler recorded a mix and with the current circumstances there is more than enough time for it, so here you go. Starting with some recently released Ska on the Rock-A-Shacka label he takes you on a journey from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies and added a recent production he plays on heavy rotation lately. All original 7″ records as always with some of them being released for the first time this or last year. Read more

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.

01.-05.4.2020 – London
Check the website and facebook page for schedule, venues and tickets.