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.

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

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.

Dresden is not far from Berlin and definitely worth the trip on thWine and Grine April 2019e 27th of April. Two of our selectors will play their records at Ostpol, a cosy venue with a proper PA and a nice dancefloor. Join them for a night of jamaican vintage sounds at Wine and Grine.

27.4.2019 – 10pm
Ostpol, Königsbrücker Str. 47, 01099 Dresden

Soundsystem at YAAM - picture by Tim Schnetgoeke
Photo: Tim Schnetgoeke

After the success of last year’s soundclash we’re running another one this year. Better save the date and book your flights soon. We’ll make it a weekender with an allnighter on saturday, so will be worth the travels. More info soon.

We love this short teaser by the man from Hamburg and look forward to a great night at the Maratone Rocksteady Club on saturday at Privatclub. See you on the dancefloor!

flyer bass cultureYou probably know many of the photographs of jamaican artists and soundsystem culture shot by Adrian Boot for Urban image. He has been working for the last year with the production team at Standard 8 and Mykaell Riley director of the Bass Culture Music Unit at the University of Westminster to try and make this, how he calls it ‘slightly over ambitious exhibition project’ happen. If you plan travelling to London within the next weeks or you live there, you shouldn’t miss what looks like a very interesting exhibition.