As I told you a while ago, I want to start a new (maybe-) monthly column over here where I will feature the most promising, upcoming sounds from germany, europe and the whole world.
Kick off is today with none other than the mighty Kalibandulu from Italy!
They’re making a lot of noise the last couple years with their excellent mix-cds and remixes, along with bookings all over italy and mainland europe.
So now it’s time to shine a light on this hardworking youths and spread the word.
Here we go:
# Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers.
Yes, Kalibandulu is composed out of the 7 elements Moiz, MadMike & Fast which are juggling DJs, Major Larry and Rebel T which are both mcs & selectas and DonLeo, and last but not least Bando the wicked graphicman!!
Everybody hails from a different city of Italy, from south to north…MILAN-SALENTO CONNECTION!!
# When was the founding of your Sound and since when do you djing?
The Sound was founded in 1999 by Rebel T in Milan, during the years the crew has expanded and grown up in training today!
But before ’99 we played privately in pubs or at friends party. We understood our skill when we was invited to play in the most important club in milan, Pergola, in 2000.
# Can you describe which style your sound plays mostly?
We play reggae in all his aspects, from the roots to extreme bashment, also we do our own remix regulary….we specialized inna fast jugglin‘!
# Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like clashes, the baddest dances, etc.
For us that first dance in pergola was very important as i told you, because it gave us the opportunity to understand our real capacity.
After that we played all over Italy, but di baddest shows took place in salento…you know, till morning on the seaside!
We won 3 clashes so far, the first tag team clash in italy too and Moiz won a Dj Juggling War in Italy.
In 2009 we started to play in Europe, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Holland and our first time in Germany with the baddest european sound Sentinel!
# Which plans do you have for your sound in the near future and what are the real longtime plans for it?
Right now we are publishing our new RMX-CD „Jugglin ‚From Mars Vol.3“ which is getting a lot of good feedback from America, Jamaica and especially Europe!
On 4th of april we have a release show in Milan, then we start out to present it in Germany (Freiburg, Rosenheim) and around all italian cities!
We’re already working on the next RMX-CD alongside the Remix Kings of Miamis „Champion Squad“ (big up Reem and the whole crew).
Uhm, longtime plans? An european clash maybe, and we dream of world clash!
# Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?
We are lot of people, so everybody of us have a long and different musical history.
- What was the first dubplate you ever voiced, and do you still play it?
We played the first 2 years without dubs, after that the first and second Bandulu dubplate ever was voiced by SudSoundSystem.
In the early years we choose to play only italian artists and artists we’re friends with, but during years we earn money to cut jamaican artists… and now the dubbox is dangeroussss….!!!
Moiz, thank you for the interview and big up yourself and the whole Kalibandulu Crew.