18.2.2023 - Hillbilly Hifi in SpaceOur friend David introduced his Hillbilly Hifi a few months back but never held a proper dance in Berlin until now. This one will be special, the venue is themed like a spaceship. No worries, no cosplay expected we were told. We love the cute artwork, check out the nerdy Video-Teaser, too!

18.2.2023 – 8pm, c-base
Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin

31.7.2022 - Soulful Sundays with Panza

Soundsysten with Crown - 10 Years

On February 11th, 2012 we introduced Maratone Long Distance HiFi to the world. Well, at least to some people who liked Vintage Jamaican Music and came to our very first Rock Steady Ballrom in the backroom of a no longer existant Pub in Berlin. Nothing went as planned that night but we had some hours of fun and built the foundation for another pillar of Soundsystem Culture in Berlin. Looking back we can be quite proud of countless events with amazing selectors and even some Jamaican Legends playing on the sound and are very satisfied with the pressure and unique sound we can deliver nowadays.

With venues closed for a few more weeks it is rather difficult to plan a proper Anniversary Dance with the full sound. We are busy behind the scenes and are positive that the Soundclash in August will take place. We’ll keep you posted on other events should restrictions be lifted and something work out on short notice. Until then we’d like you to join us for a livestream on twitch to celebrate on the Maratone Living Room HiFi with the full crew contributions by our friends from all over the world:

Friday, 18.2.2022 – 8pm CET – https://www.twitch.tv/therhythmruler


the carib crew in front of jamaican flag

Do you remember the 21st Aniversary of the Reggaexplosion powered by our Soundsystem? They missed their 23rd and 24th Aniversary because of the lockdown and we dearly missed this monthly mayhem. But finally, the ReggaeXplosion is back and the Carib Crew will have a special guest for the restart: Count Crophead from Hamburg is not only an organiser of Treasure Sounds, a fantastic Allnighter at Hafenklang, but also a die-hard collector of Jamaican Oldies. Don’t miss!

Entrance will only be granted with a digital EU-certificate of a Covid vaccination or recovery and a matching ID. No mask required inside.

Friday 5.11.2021 – 10pm
Linie1 (Tommy-Weißbecker Haus), Wilhelmstr. 9, 10963 Berlin

8.10.2021 - Lick it Back! Reggae DanceNightlife is finally back in Berlin! To celebrate the restart of clubbing to the sounds of young Jamaica, many different crews and DJs from the Reggae scene in town will gather at Privatclub this month. You’ll hear a wide range of musical styles from 60s Ska and Rocksteady, through Reggae, Dub and (Modern) Roots – carefully selected by passionate collectors and DJs. Expect handcrafted music with good vibes made for the dancefloor, played from vinyl only.

Julie – Rootsdaughters
BossK – ReggaeXplosion
Rouz – Blessed Love / Buyreggae
Miss Trouble – Easy Notes
Karl Kenyatta – Behold & Live / Berlin Soundsystem Kollektiv
Hille – Soundquake / Help Jamaica
The Rhythm Ruler – Maratone Long Distance HiFi

Entrance will only be granted with a digital EU-certificate of a Covid vaccination or recovery and a matching ID. No mask required inside.

8.10.2021 – 11pm
Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin

Julie and Jahminta are the Roots Daughters, two passionate vinyl collectors and music activists. They are regurlarly organizing events, creating a space and platform to express and represent female activists in the scene. Another goal is to give credit and pay tribute to the great female* artists.
In October they become a real soundsystem and will celebrate with the builders, Young Veteran Soundsystem from Cologne. The event is private, takes place outside Berlin from afternoon to evening and is easy to reach by public transport. Contact them through their facebook page or by e-mail (rootsdaughters at gmail.com) to secure a ticket.

Mixcloud Player

Panza established a lockdown entertainment called Vinyl Episodes Special, streaming quality Jamaican music including sensational Dubplates on twitch. Check out Supersonic Selections on Mixcloud for more recordings.

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:






3.10.2020 - CLUB CULTURE DAY: YAAM United

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