It’s been 12 years since they played in Berlin the last time, and finally they are back on stage at YAAM, the big reggae club in town.

18.12.2019, 7pm, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

Check out a good part of the brilliant warmup for the 2019 Soundclash by the Prince of Peace on Mixcloud:

No man is an island - book releaseWe’ve been raving about the online project “No man is an island” by Morgan Nixon when we found it online some months ago. As our Rhythm Ruler was helping with information and pictures for some entries and also happens to work in the printing industry we already knew for a while that a book is in the making. We are thrilled that we can finally share this news with you!

About the book

 “No Man Is An Island” is a community, not-for-profit project aiming to help people navigate the mind-numbing record pressing maze of the legendary Studio One label. This guide serves as a resource for those on a journey to find the best quality pressings of critical Studio One tracks.
The book is the result of many years of collecting records, comparing fidelity and sound quality of pressings, and digging into Jamaican music history to understand the context of the sound production. 

The book is available online at buyreggae.com and you can buy a copy offline at our next dance, Reggae Rumble on the 23rd of November. You can even get it signed by the author as Moman will be our guest selector and play some of the sweet Studio One tunes you will find in the books.

22.11.2019 – Swing Baby SwingThe new generation of selectors is running their first own night. They already proved their talent at several allnighters including the ReggaeXplosion and in case of Polly S even on our soundsystem at the Vintage Night BBQ earlier this year. Full support from our side and with Reggae Rumble the day after it is well worth a trip to Berlin for the whole weekend.

22.11.2019, 10:00 pm, Lauschangriff
Rigaer Str. 103, 10247 Berlin

2.11.2019 - Oldies night at Schilling BarYugo Taguchi is not just the always well dressed Team Rub-A-Dub singjay, who was singing and toasting on our soundsystem several times already. He also collects records and will play some of his favourite oldies alongside “Utah Jazz” at Schilling Bar in Neukölln.

2.11.2019, 10pm, Schilling Bar
Weserstr. 9, 12047 Berlin

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. 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.