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Castlemorton Common Festival Spiral Tribe Zurich exhibition

An exhibition on the Spiral Tribe free party collective is opening this month, running from Friday 13th October to Saturday 16th December 2023 at Mikro...

History and influence of UK sound system culture explored in new mixed media project, Our Yard: Listen

The history and influence of UK sound system culture is being explored in a new mixed media project. You can listen to the first episode...

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot. “I’m not...

The main man behind Toots & The Maytals passed away peacefully in Kingston, Jamaica 

Reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert has died, aged 77. 

The iconic musician, best known as frontman of reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals, "passed...

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...

Joe Muggs and Brian David Stevens' Bass, Mids, Tops is out on 13th December

The release date for a new book that delves into the history of UK soundsystem culture has been announced.

Written by dance music writer Joe...