You 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.
The opening night for Reggae Steady Soul 2018 will also be the 14th anniversary & the very last Sweet Sensation, so better don’t miss it. As always you will get to hear Jamaican Ska, Rock Steady and Original Reggae as Rudewoi, Smart Soul, The Rhythm Ruler & their special guests present the best of the golden age of Jamaican music.
Schreinerstr. 47, 10247 Berlin
Mix it Up!
Upbeat, Offbeat, Downbeat – the NYE Böller-ama Soul DJs spin Reggae & Ska and the Reggae DJs play Soul. Reggae & Ska: VIP Hitman, Peanut Vendor, Marc Forrest – Soul: Judge Celik, Frank Upsetter, BossK
Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin
ReggaeXplosion floor: Early Reggae, Rock Steady, Jamaican Ska, 70s Roots
DJs Frank Upsetter (HH), Reggae Hit The Town (NÜ), Thee Snufferer (K), Gary The Matador (UK), Carib Crew (B)
Hip City Soul Club floor: Upfront Northern & Rare Soul, R&B, Mod Clubsounds, Funk and….dis–KO
DJs Paul Grant (IRE), VIP Hitman (HH), Peanut Vendor (L), Mario Montgomery (B), Marc Forrest (B)
Original 45s only, wooden floors, beautyful people all night long!
Tommyhaus, Schicksaal and Linie 1, Wilhelmstr. 9, 10963 Berlin
One of the most active contemporary bands influenced by jamaican music will be back on the stage of SO36.
The band’s musical style is distinct from their contempories; a mix of early Jamaican music with classic 50’s and 60s American styles. There are influences from 50s and 60s Rock’n’Roll, Rythmn and Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Singer Vic Ruggiero has coined the term ‘Jamaican Rock’nRoll.’ to describe it. He says, “The band might play a classic Jamaican style but the vocals are distinctly American east coast, revealing the obvious connection of Jamaican music to the Doo-Wop of Harlem and the Bronx.” Source: http://www.theslackers.com
SO36, Oranienstr. 190, 10999 Berlin
Aftershowparty with selectors Agent Jay (The Slackers) and Boss K (ReggaeXplosion)
Wowsville Bar, Ohlauer Str. 33, 10999 Berlin
The Old Fashioned Rudeboys & Big B invited two excellent local selectors for their Dangerous Dynamite Party in a basement of Berlin Friedrichshain. BossK will barely fit under the low ceiling but for sure play some great tunes as you know from his monthly do, the ReggaeXplosion. Eastwood is rarely seen behind the decks these days and although he is lately more know as a seller of jamaican oldies on original vinyl, but he still owns an impressive collection and will draw some hot stuff.
Lauschangriff, Rigaer Str. 103, 10243 Berlin
The HKW is known for spicing up their program with some jamaican artists from time to time. For the current project 100 years of Copyright they will bring Dennis Alcapone and Mad Professor, sounds like an interesting combination to us. The day before Sister Nancy will be there too, if you missed her great show at Badehaus earlier this year you have another chance on the 19th.
20.10.2018 – 22:00
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
2,5 years ago Jeremy aka. Scratch Famous was our guest for the Rock Steady Ballroom and played some great original tunes from the 60s. He’ll bring a slightly different bag with more 80s Reggae and Rub-a-dub for the Vintage Night and we’re sure it will be a great dance. Panza and Barney Millah will join him on the decks.
19.10.2018, 22:00, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin
Chema Skandal has done quite a few great artworks for us in the past, the latest one was a poster for the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash of which we still have some screenprints left for sale. Contact us if you fancy one! During his last visit in Berlin he contributed a piece to an exhibition at Urban Nation which starts on September 27th. Go check it out:
Update: The piece is not shown in the exhibition but in one of the residencies and was only accesable until September 30th. But the museum is definitely worth a visit.
It has been a thrilling night at YAAM on the 7th of September. On very short notice the lineup changed due to reasons beyond everyones control, Tiny T was replaced by Team Right on Time (Alex Fireball & Thee Snufferer) who ran against Mr. Mass and Thomas Eiene (Get Ready, 60’s Reggae Club, Oslo). The evening started with a very nice warmup by Rudewoi and as usual in Berlin, the place filled up quite late. Read more