Just a quick heads up that we will be running another Forward Ever session on Sunday 2nd March this time featuring special guest YT outta the UK.
Full details and info can be found here - https://www.facebook...44878759025243/
ORWARD EVER - A Celebration of Sound System Culture - Bar 291, 291 Albert St, Brunswick - Sunday 2nd March 2014 - 6pm till 12am - $10 on the door
Sydney Road Street Party After Party - http://www.brunswickmusicfestival.com.au/sydney-road-street-party.htm – Remember to check our good friends Heartical HiFi Outernational on Dawson St during the day - https://www.facebook...69464116414008/
From the Dancehalls and lawns of Jamaica to the Block Parties of Brooklyn, the warehouses of the Acid House movement to the Free Party Teknivals of Europe and the 90's Jungle parties to the current Doof scene of Australia, the Sound System has been a fundamental part of bringing underground music to the people.
Forward Ever is a celebration of this Culture bringing together 3 of Melbournes Heavyweight Homebuilt DIY Sound Systems across 2 arenas at Bar 291 (Formerly the Noise Bar) on Sunday March 2nd from 6pm till 12am.
We are hugely excited to welcome, for the first time in Australia, Reggae Dancehall Sensation and Sound System Veteran YT.
YT is a 25 year veteran of Sound System having started chanting in 1987 for Ashanti Sound from Ipswich. However it was in the new century that he began to make his mark, impressing the famously tough Jamaican crowds at Sting 2004, and then causing waves with his Baby Cham do-over England Story and reaction to the July 7th bombings Wicked Act. Having recorded 3 Albums and set up his own record label Sativa Records and countless singles YT produced by far the biggest tune of 2013 alongside Digital Dubs from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the anthem Sound System Culture - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=sKMCcXB-3WE
Having toured all corners of the globe we are proud to welcome YT to Australia for the first time for a full Sound System session alongside Melbourne Sound System stalwarts Adrians Wall, Rogue Magnetic & DIY HiFi.
For more insight into YT's life and evolution in the music check out this interview with him from New Zealands Nice Up crew - https://soundcloud.c...terview-special
The Lions Den – Sound Clash Arena
YT – All the way from the UK
Adrians Wall Sound System Feat Boover Banton
Rogue Magnetic Sound System Feat SK Simeon
In the traditional Jamaican style both sounds will string up their systems and clash tune fi tune and dub fi dub showing off the finest selections from their deep record collections and dubplate boxes. Once the winner is decided both sounds will link together to present the Legend YT performing all his hits in a pure Sound System Style
Solar Stage – Powered by DIY HiFi
In room 2 we are very excited to welcome DIY HiFi and their Solar Sound System which is run using 100% renewable energy.
Line up on the night:
Chant Down Sound feat Di Apprentice – Dancehall - http://www.chantdown.com/audio.html - https://soundcloud.c...ice-promotional
Melbourne's original sound crew was formed in 2000 when radio presenter Jesse I linked with longtime reggae selector Ras Crucial. Chant Down play in the contemporary Jamaican soundsystem style, mixing the freshest reggae and dancehall together with vintage classics, custom dubplate specials, and live Mcing.
Chant Down's monthly More Fire night is the longest running reggae session in Australia and they have also hosted international artists including Jr Reid, Michael Rose, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Jah Mason, The Gladiators, Third World and Lucky Dube; performed countless gigs and festivals in Melbourne, interstate, and abroad; and played support for acts including Lee Scratch Perry, Big Youth, Luciano, Horace Andy and many many more
Apprentice aka Kuda Pwiti was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and since landing on Australian soil in 2008 he has immersed himself in Melbourne’s Hip Hop, Dancehall and Reggae music community and already secured his crown as one of the most promising fresh faces in Dancehall music locally and arguably worldwide. With a high energy and hype live performance Apprentice has been burning up stages across Melbourne’s Dancehall and live music venues over the past two years – already having the honour of supporting major international Dancehall artist’s including Gyptian (Jamaica), Gappy Ranks (UK), Jah Mason (Jamaica), Million Styles (Sweden), Nox (Zimbabwe), and Winky D (Zimbabwe). Working with local recording label ‘YardHouse’ Apprentice is set to release his debuting album ‘Watch My Step’ this year 2013. The album is a year worth of growth and learning the hard lessons of life, and being an artist, while always knowing how to rock the party. Watch My Step features the legendary Johnny Clark (Jamaica), and UK’s number one Dancehall artist Gappy Ranks.
Apprentice’s unique style and authentic Dancehall flavour is fast ensuring a promising future for himself as an artist and Melbourne as home to a strong and thriving Reggae and Dancehall community. With genuine conscious lyrics reflecting his personal and artistic growth, mixed with fun party tracks and a splash of rudebwoy swag Apprentice is here to stay so be sure to check out this rising star live, online, or blasting through your speakers.
Lady Banton – Heavyweight Bass Music - https://soundcloud.com/lady-banton
Music can unite and delight. People can connect through music whether they share a mutual language or not and it can soothe in ways that are indefinable,” says Freya Barnes, known across Melbourne dance floors’ by her alias Lady Banton. With impassioned love of Jamaican music, Lady Banton is renown for her infections rhythms and inciting a ‘dirty grindy mayhem of bodies’. Armed with music from around the globe, she says; “I pride myself on seducing people into dancing, getting those subconscious head nods at the bar, then people standing on the edges, sliding into the middle until there’s a heaving dance floor of people having a bunch of fun.
Monkey Marc – Hip Hop/Dub/Dubstep - https://soundcloud.com/monkeymarc
Straight from the vaults of his underground Solar Powered shipping container comes Melbourne’s bass master Monkeymarc. From his early beginnings with his party political Sound System “Labrats” to his recent work with Roots Manuva (Ninja Tune/Big Dada) on his latest album “4everevolution”, this soundbwoy has been busy making waves across the globe. Sonically rugged he mashes up hip hop and dub inna down under style like no other. His most recent work with Soom T (Renegade Masters) is already creating waves on an apocalyptic scale. He is re-knowned for his production with Australian political hip hop punks Combat Wombat, and has remixed such artists as DJ Click, Gotan Project (Moonshine Sessions), The Herd, Joelistics and many more. His solo album “As the Market Crashed” received glowing reviews for its down tempo instrumental thought provoking music.
Miss Fee – Hip Hop/Jungle/Dancehall - http://www.youtube.c...h?v=NsDRtNnEcEc
A long time record collector holding onto one of Australias most eclectic selections Miss Fee started on radio at the tender age of 17 in Aotearoa. Moving to Melbourne in 2001 she quickly became a stalwart of the local Reggae scene forming Housewife's Choice in 2004 alongside Bellyas. Her collection covers everything from the deepest Reggae & Hip Hop into Jungle Drum & Bass and beyond. Expect a selection of the finest anthems to get the party roaring.
Phil Dekked – Bass - https://www.facebook...36047506508953/
Mr Dekked started by hanging round the Spiral Tribe / Bedlam / Fear Teachers parties in the early Nineties where the influencing sounds of early Jungle and Dub reggae could be heard sporadically in-between the deafening techno pulse! Joined the Dekked Free Party crew in 1998 as a box lugger / beer seller / drugs tester / shop window mannequin / general dogs body but gradually learnt the black art of beat matching from the Lord of Dekked ...Sir Irish Gary. So started doing his own early sets on the mighty Dekked soundsystem, this usually involved playing the same 4 records back to back whilst trying to set up a sound system and barricade the room from the Police... hard beginnings for a budding DJ ! Gradually worked his way up to prime time sets ( if they let him!) and doing long Sunday stints keeping the hardcore leftovers smiling with some old 80`s disco! Usually whilst the same Police still tried to break up the party! Mr Dekked has played on quite a few of the London Underground Free Party sound systems ( Kak, Sonic Distortion , Negusa Negast, Bedlam, etc etc) and had a regular slot on Ruud Awakening FM Pirate radio station in the early 00`s.alongside DJ Kunta providing a weekly slot of Breakbeat and gossip...interspersed with drunken rants about London transport and dog litter Mr Dekked was in Australia in 2000 alongside the Bedlam & Negusa Negast sound systems ...providing a brief respite between Psy Trance nonsense and that weird Doof thing???. These days Mr Dekked sets can move between D`n`B, Jungle, Breakbeat , Reggae , Dub, Dub step and general bass weirdness or even some easy listening pipe smoking foot tappers, no dog litter mentions though Only guarantee is BASS !
Sista Sara – Hip Hop/Dancehall Mashup - https://soundcloud.com/sista-sara
Sista Sara has been selecting all styles of reggae - from foundation, to new roots, and dancehall for close to 10 years. Last year, she branched out from playing strictly reggae and dancehall, to also spinning tunes with a hip hop/nufunk/remix vibe. Her first mix in this genre was featured by The Funk Hunters on their internationally renown mixtape dig. Sara frequently DJ’s at all of Melbourne’s reggae/dancehall events (More Fire, Pressure Drop, I Love Dancehall etc), and is also regularly in demand to DJ at bars, clubs and events across the city. Sista Sara has held numerous residencies - at Workshop, Alia bar, & Mr Wow’s Emporium, to name a few.