OBOA is a free, outdoor festival not far from Berlin. This year, Freedom Fighter Soundsystem and Maratone Long Distance teamed up to present a Soundystem Yard inside the walls of the old castle that is the festival site. They will not only bring their massive speakers but also friends who help building the floor, running the bar and playing music influenced by jamaican soundsystem culture – from R&B, Calypso and Ska to Reggae, Dub and Steppas.
Just two weeks after the Soundsystem Yard at OBOA you can hear us outdoors again. Find us at YAAM and join us for afro-caribbean food, rum and cocktails and a dance with good vibes only. Music from vinyl only will be played by The Soulvendor (Tropical Timewarp), Stefan (Such a Sound / Vintage Night), Ms Trouble & Polly S., Rudewoi & The Rhythm Ruler.
24.8.2019, 4pm – 10pm, YAAM An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin
Here are some impressions from 2017 when Graograman provided the sound:
Artical Ranx (London)
Panza (Midnight Drifters)
The Rhythm Ruler
It is the cold and dark season of the year where everybody tends to stay home in their warm and cozy nest. But the Maratone crew will bring their soundsystem to the lovely Privatclub once again to brighten up your souls that might suffer from winter blues. The noise that you might hear that night is not another fire camp, but the sound of original (sometimes a bit crackly) jamaican vinyl that stood the test of time and the heavyweight bass bins will make your trousers flutter. From the greatest hits of the 60s and early 70s to some more obscure collectors’ treasures, Panza and The Rhythm Ruler will play their favourite records.
For this edition they will also bring another special guest from the UK who goes by the name of Artical Ranx. He learned the art of selecting and deejyaing from people like Peter Negus a.k.a Fatman / Negus Nagast INRI Sound in the early 80s. Since then he has been collecting and playing jamaican oldies in revival dances and soundclashes all over the place and is a household name in the London Revival Scene.
9.2.2019 – 23:30 Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin
As the summer seemed kinda endless this year, the promoters of the Rock Steady Club decided to take a longer break than usual. But now its time again to warm your feet during the cold season of the year by dancing to some hot scorchers. For the upcoming Rock Steady Club all 3 residents (The Rhythm Ruler, Alex & Panza a.k.a Midnight Drifters) will buss some sweat and lift the boxes of the Maratone Soundsystem once again to the beautiful Privatclub in Berlin Kreuzberg and of course they will also bring their heavyweight record selections.
As if this wasnt enough already, they decided to add some extra spice by inviting one of the most loyal supporters of their events during the last years. Easy to spot in the crowd with his impressive trademark mustache, Sir Luek will bring his favourite records to Berlin and will join the crew behind the wheels of steel.
He started collecting his favourite music when people still where thinking about going for a swim when they heard the word „eBay“. Sir Luek built his collection by going numerous times to the UK, checking handwritten lists of records for sale, and then waiting weeks for replies, by mail of course. Thats how it was more than 20 years ago. Get ready for a great selection that will please dancers and rarity spotters same way!
24.11.2018 – 23:30 Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin
The institution of Berlin’s Original Reggae Scene is celebrating 21 years of Boss Reggay at a different place than usual, instead of Linie1 the allnighter will take place at YAAM. The resident selectors of the Carib Crew will be joined by the winner of the Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash the day before, additionally The Rhythm Ruler and our Maratone Long Distance HiFi will provide authentic soundsystem vibes.
8.9.2018, 22:00, YAAM An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin