02. 01. 2019

Nice up the dance!

Presented by Rampage's Treble T, the 11-minute Nice Up The Dance! features the likes of Toddla T, Tippa Irie, Rodney P and Jammer explaining soundsystems' Jamaican origins, what they're all about, the roles involved and why they love the culture.

Nice Up The Dance

A Soundsystem Documentary


 

02. 01. 2019

Musically Mad

Musically Mad

A UK Soundsystem Documentary


 

Musically Mad takes you into the hearts of the singers and the soundman, the backbone of the UK roots reggae soundsytems. With them they bring the deepest bass and the highest chants, delivered by massive stacks of speakers and custom-built sound equipment.

02. 01. 2019

Colombian Sounds

Pico! Pico! Pico!

Soundsystem in Colombia


 

From Colombia to the World! This is the Rythm box!

In Barranquilla, the indigenous and African cultures have lived side by side for centuries – and music is where a melding of cultures is most strongly felt. An outdoor sound system culture has steadily developed in Barranquilla since the 1950s, championing the Afro-Colombian sound. More than 200 sound systems (or picos) exist in the city. They are found everywhere: in billiard halls, bars, restaurants and out in the streets – but especially at carnival time, as Barranquilla is second only to Rio in the size of its carnival. Owners decorate their sonic beasts with hand-painted artwork.

02. 01. 2019

Sound Clash Culture

The History Of

Sound Clash Culture

A sound clash is a musical competition that first originated in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica in the late 1950s. Evolving from rag-tag sound system assemblies blasting out of cars into the organized and marketed events of today, sound clash has a rich musical legacy. Jamaicans brought the culture with them around the globe, influencing music in the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Europe. Even hip-hop founding father DJ Kool Herc cited sound clash as a major influence on the development of rap music.