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27.4.2024 - Reggae Rumble

For the next edition of Reggae Rumble we are bringing two special guests from Madrid to Berlin.

Oldies but Rudies (Madrid)
Midnight Drifters (Berlin, Zurich)

27.4.2024, 11:30pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

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30.8.2024 - Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash

Three musical heavyweights will fight for a very special trophy in the heat of summer. This soundclash is all about the foundation of soundsystem and soundclash culture: Original press 7″ tunes only, no dubplates, specials, bootlegs or repress will be played. Powered by Maratone Long Distance HiFi and the king of the arena will be determined by the audience.

Contestants:

Adam (Wake the Town, USA)
Ray (The Originals, ITALY)
Sugar Merchant (UK)

Warmup by Jacqueline Hyde and Frank Upsetter (Hamburg).

Aftershowparty with 2nd and 3rd place of the soundclash, winner will play all night long for Reggae Rumble the night after alongside the Maratone crew. Tickets for the weekend are available here.

30.8.2024, 11:30pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

31.8.2024 - Reggae Rumble

While taking the tropy home, the winner of the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash will not get a chance to play many tunes on Friday night, personal favourites and the sweet and cheerful tunes will most likely stay locked away in the box. Time to unpack them for a quality allnighter on this second night of the weekend. With three musical heavyweights competing and the Maratone crew on service you can be sure this will be another night of great entertainment, good vibes and the best sound around.

31.8.2023, 11:30pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

Past Events

18.8.2023 - Move and Groove

It’s been a while since we played at Festsaal Kreuzberg. Back in 2012, when this lovely former wedding ballroom was still located in Kreuzberg – just at Kotti to be precise – we ran our first Summertime Soundsystem Special there. The sound was just introduced a few months ago back then, it looked and sounded much different in it’s early days. Quite a bit has changed since: Festsaal burned down and reopened in Treptow but still carries it’s original name – Festsaal Kreuzberg. Maratone Long Distance HiFi also changed a lot, technically and even our crew is different from 11 years ago. But both, club and soundsystem still do what we always did – throw and host good parties. That’s what we link up for again, a summertime dance with good vibes and proper sound.

The young(er) generation will start the dance outdoors in the beautiful and lush green beergarden with a dancefloor on the club PA respecting the neighbours. Miss Trouble, Polly S. and Hi-Tone are well known in the Berlin Reggae scene and guarantee much more than just a warmup for a long night – it’s dancing time right from the start. Playing strictly 7″ records they carry the torch of the subculture embracing Jamaican Music.

Later on, our Maratone Crew will take over indoors. After many years of warming up the scene and hosting countless guest selectors from all over the world, Panza, Threepwood and The Rhythm Ruler will finally play a long session on the soundsystem on their own. Let’s move and groove!

Tickets availabe here.

18.8.2023, 6pm Uhr, Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin

the tighten up crew: tim, champian, steve

picture by tim schnetgoeke

The Tighten Up Crew is a constant supplier of good vibes in London for more than 20 years. You can catch them at their regular “Reggae Cookout”, at Notting Hill Carnival on the Gladdy Wax Soundsystem or throwing their signature Dance “Tighten Up!” where the UK’s best selectors and Deejays will play and toast.
As it has been almost 10 years since selectors Mistah Brown, Tim P and Deejay Champian played in Berlin it is about time to get them over again. From Ska and Rocksteady to Reggae, Roots and Rub-a-Dub – Reggae Rumble will bring back the good old days of Jamaican Music.

Original vinyl records and our heavyweight Maratone Long Distance HiFi provide proper sound with bubbly basslines.

24.6.2023, 11:30pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

Soundsystem and illustreated portraits of Tiny T and Thee Snufferer holding Reggae records.

The soundsystem has been in storage for way too long, it’s time to blow off some dust! We invited two selectors that can provide the perfect tunes for this – from Original Ska, through Heavyweight Rock Steady, Boss Reggae to the toughest Roots. Tiny T and Thee Snufferer are proud owners of a trophy won at the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash in 2018 and 2019 and haven’t played on Maratone Long Distance HiFi since.

25.2.2023, 11:30pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

1.10.2022 - Reggae Rumble

Thanks to our friends at YAAM we will string up the sound for a big dance at Badehaus again. Our special guest is coming from London and one of the best entertainers in the world of Vintage Reggae. Oxman was one of the selectors that made our Rock Steady Ballroom Farewell Weekender such a memorable thing and we look forward to have him around and joining us for a night of Jamaican Oldies and Good Vibes.

2nd Floor: Tropical Timewarp, a night of tropical delights! Cumbia, Highlife, Champeta, Dub, Afrofunk & beyond selected and compiled by Calamidades Lola, Tru:L and the Tropical Timewarp Collective.

1.10.2022, 11pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

26.8.2022 – Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash

After postponing twice due to the pandemic, the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash is back this summer. Rules will be the same as in the previous years, the audience chooses a winner of several rounds and different categories. Powered by Maratone Long Distance HiFi and hosted by The Rhythm Ruler.

Competitors:
Alex (Midnight Drifters, Zürich, CH) vs.
Artical Ranx (London, UK) vs.
Ashwut Intl. (LA, USA)

Warmup: Polly S. and Hi-Tone
Party with 2nd and 3rd place after the clash until early morning

26.8.2022, 11:30 pm, Badehaus
Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

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