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Power Surge Sound System Crawley 22nd of June 2019. You affi Reach!


Power Surge Sound System, Crawley on June 22nd Roots Reggae for the masses.

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Pure niceness in the dance as I yours truly select and entertain alongside Ray Jacobs Sound proprietor and builder..  We’ll play a selection of tunes to please, dub it up live and direct, and spin some heavy dubwise to keep your dancing’ feet jumpin’.

So come reach June 22nd this year of 2019, to hear the sound go down around Crawley Town!

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Reggae Fever – The Carlisle Hastings – 17th March


17th March 2019 and yours truly will be appearing by invitation as Bigmikeydread the worst Reggae selector known to man.

Reggae Fever at the Carlisle Hastings.

Saving his blushes and hopefully his musical skin will be Suedehead Sound System’s owner, supremo and selector Rob Wilde of Headshrinkers fame. Both will be spinning classic Roots, Rocksteady, and multifariously genre’d Reggae between 2-6pm in Hastings at the Carlisle located on the town’s seafront here on the Sussex Coast on Sunday 17th March.

And as Nick Saloman once said . . ‘Be there or be somewhere else listening to other people’s music‘.

Mikey

© Murphy 2019

 

Sound System at the V&A Museum


Staying Power: Decks, Dance and Dialogue 1950-2000

Promotional image for Staying Power: Decks, Dance and Dialogue 1950-2000
  • What:
    Special Events
  • When:
    Fri 18 April 2014 14:00
  • Where:
    The V&A

SPECIAL EVENT: Explore the themes captured by photographers who have recorded the black experience.

A day and night event, open to all, to discover how photography has recorded the transformation of music, the wave of subcultures and the shifting disposition of a nation. Chill out with DJs in the garden, bring your photographs to our preservation experts, share your photo story with an oral historian, attend an image-making masterclass and show off your results in our pop-up display.

Jointly organised with the London International Ska Festival and Tighten Up Crew

Staying power is a partnership project between the V&A and the Black Cultural Archive (BCA) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under the Collecting Cultures Initiative

TIGHTEN UP presents: TRASH & READY!!! SUNDAY 21 MARCH 2010


TIGHTEN UP presents:
TRASH & READY!!!
SUNDAY 21 MARCH 2010
@ CATCH
22 KINGSLAND RD
SHOREDITCH
LONDON E2
Doors: 8pm – 1am
Gate Pressure: FREE!

Music Policy: Old-School Dancehall & Digital Reggae Sounds inna 80’s styleeee!

Special Guests: DUB ORGANISER SOUND (DAVE HENDLEY & STU TOLHURST)

The Tighten Up Crew present a brand-new, second-hand ting called: TRASH & READY showcasing THE RUFFEST, TUFFEST OLD-SCHOOL DANCEHALL & DIGITAL REGGAE SOUNDS with resident selectas: MISTAH BROWN & TIM P plus UK Sound System legend CHAMPIAN MC (Jamdown Rockers) pon di mic…

This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the riddim that changed Jamaica’s musical landscape forever, creating a legacy that continues to mash down sound barriers to this day! When Wayne Smith & King Jammy dropped the awesome “Under Mi Sleng Teng” back in ’85, it divided opinion more than any previous evolutionary development in Jamaican popular music. You either loved it or hated it… or were just plain confused by it! 25 years later, this Dancehall anthem is recognised all over the world as a true classic and the riddim, (One of the most versioned EVER!), is rightly hailed as a true musical landmark regardless of genre. Sleng Teng’s influence has spread like wild-fire to pretty much every other contemporary musical style; from Jungle to House, from Hip-Hop to mainstream ‘Pop’ and beyond. If that ain’t a good enough excuse for a party – we don’t know what is!!!

Joining us for this extra-special Jamdown Knees-up will be two of our top spars and favourite selectas – ‘DANGEROUS’ DAVE HENDLEY & STORMIN’ STU TOLHURST – collectively known as DUB ORGANISER – the Kent Coast’s ruling Sound! These guys have choons for days and extra days so run come check it!

Expect anything and everything inna 80’s style & fashion – from Yellowman & Sister Nancy through to Supercat & Cutty Ranks and beyond… Oh, and more cuts of Sleng Teng than you can shake a Rod of Correction at!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN MIC SO IF YOU HAVE POSITIVE LYRICS… BRING DEM COME!!!

See you there…

The Tighten Up Crew