Today, I’m proud to announce a special anniversary! This issue of my Young, gifted and baaad column is the 20th i’m about to post.
It’s not even a year ago since i’ve started to interview some sounds that got my attention, wether trough hearing them play a dance i witness personally, releasing a mix cd, killing a next sound or just being present on the internet.
Butsometimes in life, you get a little bit tired of doing a thing after a while. So I’ve decided, with this 20th issue, I’m gonna put this column to rest. Of course there are way more interessting sounds out there who may fit in this blog, but I need to move ahead.
To find a praiseworthy end for this column i’ve focused my mind on the continent of South America and interviewed a Sound which is doing its thang with an undeniable love for the whole culture and really keeping it real. They’ve won the first brazilian Soundclash and promote their incredibly successful dances on a regular basis. Also, they are responsible for the You and Me on a Jamboree Blog, which became popular all over the globe.
Ladies and Gents, may I have your attention for Sao Paulos own
#Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers.
Jurassic Sound System / You&Me Crew
In the beginning I’ve always seen the other guys at Reggaeparties , but did not know who each one was. So it was the jamaican music that made us know each other and Jamaican music made us become friends. Then we had the idea of creating a blog to promote the beginning of Jamaican music. Until then, here in Brazil Reggae was mostly unknown and to our surprise, the blog became famous worldwide, and is considered the largest archive of early Jamaican music from the Internet.
People around the world come talk to us, we extent the concept of researching old Jamaican music without knowing it, we do it for love of this culture.
Today our sound have four members (Greg, Jurassico, Luís and Sono) who select and operate the soundsystem. Our sound system has more than 7000 watts rms, and we like to keep the style as it was the beginning of sound system scene with Scoopers Box, Garrard 4HF, Synare 3, and playing only 45 original press.
#When was the founding of your Sound and since when do you djing?
#Can you describe which style your sound plays mostly?
We only play Ska, Rocksteady and Skinhead Reggae, we want to spread the true Jamaican music cause this is what we love. The 60′s.
#Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like
clashes, the baddest dances, etc.
I think the best party that we’ve promote was in downtown Sao Paulo, when there was an event hall and we did [the party] the same time, but did not have Permissions. There were more than five thousand people dancing all night! Amazing night! And we’ve won the first soundclash in Sao Paulo, one night that was totally different than anything that had occurred here, the audience went crazy with the dubplates from old school artists.
#Which plans do you have for your sound in the near future and what are the real
longtime plans for it?
In 2010 we want to build more speakers and continue to do parties, because we love jamaican music and playing it for the people.
#Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?
What really influenced us was the real sound system (of jamaica in the 50′s & 60′s). Count Machuki and great sound systems like “Tom The Great Sebastian”, King Edwards, Mr. Clement Coxsone Dodd and all their productions, Duke Reid, Bunny Lee, Leslie Kong, Rupie Edwards, Lee” King “Perry, Harry Johnson, Clancy Eccles, Laurel Aitken, Andy Capp, Derrick Harriott, Byron Lee, Joe Gibbs, Junior Lincoln, Palmer Brothers, Sonia Pottinger, Prince Buster, Derrick Morgan, Phil Pratt, Lloyd Daley, Lascelles Perkins, Eddy Grant, Joe Mansano, Sidney Crooks, Lloyd Charmers and many many many more.
#What was the first dubplate you ever voiced, and do you still play it?
One of the first dubplates we record with a big artist was King Stitt, pioneer dj! Foundation! We still play it of course! “No matter what the people say JURASSIC SOUND leads the way”. We even had the honor of recording artists such as Derrick Morgan, Toots ‘the real King’ Hibbert, John Holt, Junior Murvin, Larry Marshall, Slickers, etc..
#Any last words?
more infos on www.youandmeonajamboree.blogspot.com