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ReggaeXplosion 21st Anniversary

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

Tiny T (King of Kings 2011, London) vs.
Mr. Mass (King of Kings 2012, Manchester) vs.
Thomas Eiene (Get Ready – 60’s Reggae Club Oslo)

Presented by The Rhythm Ruler
Powered by Maratone Long Distance HiFi

Berlin Vintage Jamaican Music Soundclash - Artwork: Chema SkandalIf you think of a soundclash these days, dubplates and dancehall come to your mind. Heavy Hammer was just crowned as latest champion of ‘War Ina East‘ at YAAM and won with creative and exclusive specials. In England you can find a different soundclash culture, it is mostly popular in the revival scene and takes it’s inspiration from the 60s in Jamaica. No dubplates, but only original records from the 60s and 70s are presented by serious collectors and selectors to the audience. The ‘King of Kings Revival Clash’ in Hamburg in 2011 and 2012 proved that this concept is working very well in Germany as well. YAAM and Maratone Soundsystem teamed up for another oldies soundclash this year, the two Hamburg Kings Tiny T and Mr. Mass will compete with Thomas Eiene from the ‘Get Ready – 60s Reggae Club’ in Oslo for the title ‘Berlin Vintage Soundclash Winner 2018‘. It’s you, the audience, who will decide who of them plays the best Ska, Rocksteady and Early Reggae and wins the tune fe tune in the final. Make some noise!

7.9.2018, 22:00, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

Berlin Vintage Soundsystem NightFor the april edition of the Vintage Reggae Night at YAAM Berlin we are working hard on our new big setup and will present the 4 18″ scoops with new amping at a dance for the very first time. We’ll share the dancehall with Roots Rakete and his full soundsystem. It will definitely be a night with a lot of bass and great tunes from 60s Ska to 80s Digi Killers. All from vinyl as you know it from that event.

20.4.2018, 22:00, YAAM
An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin

Maratone Rocksteady Club April 2018The last time we did string up the Maratone Soundsystem at Privatclub for Lone Ranger and Tonto Addi the vibe was more like a 70’s & 80’s Rub A Dub / Early Digital party. But as usual at the Rocksteady Club we go a bit further down memory lane, until the sweet 60’s. Once again it’s all about the finest Ska, Rock Steady and Early Reggae, played from precious original vinyl. This time finally Panza will be with us again as he his activities with Supersonic Sound didn’t allow him to join us for the last sessions. And once again we bring in an international guest:Vienna was called and Rayna from Treasure Isle Sound answered. He is one of the busiest DJs and Promoters when it comes to jamaican oldies events in Vienna. Rayna started collecting records since the age of 16 and did promote lots of events with great artists like Alton Ellis and Dennis Alcapone. Let’s hope he will also bring a few of the famous Treasure Isle dubplate specials with him beside his favourite tunes from his record collection. And now: „Wake the town and tell the people about this musical pleasure coming your way

28.4.2018 – 23:30
Privatclub, Skalitzer Str. 85-68, 10997 Berlin

Maratone Rocksteady Club mit dem Prince of PeaceKnowing the famous Ska tune by Prince Buster you might expect the Prince of Peace coming from another geographic direction but he’ll come from the south, Munich to be exact. He is one of the organisers behind Reggae Hit The Town down there and providing the only quality jamaican oldies dance in town. He got in touch with the beautiful sound of young jamaica through Dancehall and modern Reggae and is an enthusiastic collector since a longer stay in London where he dived into the scene in 2015. Read more