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Bowers & Wilkins Sound System returns to Primavera Festival Barcelona

Those guys at Bowers & Wilkins can’t get enough of the Primavera Festival, for the last few years the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System has taken pride of place at Barcelona’s amazing Primavera Festival and this year they are back at the newly created Beach Club at the Parc del Forum site.

Bowers & Wilkins drop the bomb at Primavera with their new Sound System

If you were lucky enough to be at Primavera a few weeks ago, you may have noticed something rather special in the form of an...

Bowers & Wilkins launch new soundsystem at Primavera Sound Festival...

Not content with suppling many a home with some serious sound as well as being the speaker of choice in high class studio’s around the world Bowers and Wilkins have now turned their attention and industry know how into festival sound systems!

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Sound systems have driven the development of music in the UK, powered by hard work, passion and innovation. But preserving UK sound system culture, its knowledge and history, while also pushing it forward, is no easy task today. Ria Hylton traces its path through ska and reggae at blues dances in West Indian households, to soul, boogie, hip-hop and house in ’80s warehouses and at the Notting Hill Carnival, to nationwide tours and global popularity, and finds out how initiatives like the Sound System Futures Programme are seeking to secure its future 

It’s the Thursday before Notting Hill Carnival and Linett Kamala, board director of Europe’s biggest street party, is weaving through the streets of Kilburn. Her...

The damage following the recent Yorkshire floods is extensive

The team behind Sheffield's much-loved Sinai Sound System has launched a crowdfunding campaign after the recent Yorkshire floods caused extensive water damage to the system...

Bowers and Wilkins return to Primavera with their lush sounding Sound System

Bowers and Wilkins make a welcomed return to the Primavera Festival for another instalment of the rather wonderful Sound System that made its debut at last year’s festival.

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Black Obsidian Sound System have launched a fundraiser for new equipment.


On 24th December, the London-based, Black and queer/trans-led sound system collective - also known as...

He was 88 years old

British sound system culture pioneer Count Shelly has died.

Count Shelly, real name Ephraim Barrett, has passed away aged 88, a relative confirmed. 

Barrett moved...

The most refined festival sound system ever...

The brains behind Brilliant Corners, the home of London's only audiophile sound system, have unveiled their new travelling sound system, Giants Steps.

The aim of...

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South Africa’s biggest independent label is taking house music to new heights and changing the lives of local artists in the process. Alongside a mix of tracks from its catalogue, founder Kid Fonque speaks to Kitty Amor about the rise and rise of Stay True Sounds

Over the past six years, three words have come to dominate any conversation about South African electronic music: Stay True Sounds. Recognised as the biggest...

The history of Spiral Tribe, the UK’s most notorious travelling sound system

Spiral Tribe were ‘90s Britain’s hardest hardcore techno crew –  a travelling party troupe of anti-authoritarian acid-adventurers, and a scourge of the establishment. With co-founder Mark Harrison in the midst of writing a book on their story, and PRSPCT Recordings recently releasing a collection of classic cuts from live Tribe duo R-Zac, Harold Heath dives into their history, legacy and vow to 'Never Stop'

In the 1970s, a teenage Mark Harrison and his younger brother would hitch-hike to free festivals, the country-wide network of large-scale, outdoor music events which...

A number of Iration Steppas reissues will also be made available on vinyl ahead of the film's release

Leeds-based sound system and production duo Iration Steppas are to be the focus of a new documentary.

'Ina Vanguard Style', a film from Dubquake Records...

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Throughout the ’90s, the DiY Sound System put on countless free events, ran a recording studio and two record labels, and took their hedonistic parties around the world. Here, Harold Heath speaks to co-founder Harry Harrison about his new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The Story of the DiY Sound System, and the collective's trailblazing legacy in the free party movement

The origins of DiY Sound System date back to a mid-‘80s England that was a very different place to how it is in 2022. In...

Stanton launches new SC digital control System for DJs

The quest for the perfect DJ system of 2008 continues with Stanton stepping into the game with a complete package of products carrying the tag...