This time we feature a Sound from the east of europe, more exact, from Slovakia.
It’s the big, bad and bold Ghetto Youths Sound from Trencin.
The Founder of the Sound, Dj MeSs, plays Reggae and Dancehall since one decade and tries to spread the music all over Slovakia.
Today he’s gonna answering my questions.
# Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers.
Ghetto Youths Sound is the number one soundsystem playing dancehall-reggae-soca in the region of Slovak Republic and its surrounds.
I play mainly dancehall, reggae and in mean time soca, which is all well
accepted in the audience.
Dancehall remains top! We have no border in inclining to hip-hop, r’n’b and reggaeton.
# Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like clashes, the baddest dances, etc.
Slovakia is a country with not so many soundsystems and definitely not those which would play dubplates.
Therefor our Sound as such didn’t yet
take part in a clash, altough I, by myself, did it twice.
I have been in the final rounds of two “45 Clash”, which where based in Prague (Czech republic).
Both times I got myself up to the final round, and even though I could claim my stand, I wasn’t the winner, that the crowd selects – they gave the praise rather to their homie Dj – so the prize stayed in Prague.
In Slovakia we have organized the first clash “One Will Survive”, where Djs stood against each other, but we as the organizing party didn’t attend as a sound – in this form we made a perfect neutral ground – and playing in your own city wouldn’t be fair against the odds.
Concerning gigs, we are doing what we can, to bring in the best of the sounds that are abroad – altough we have to go under the conditions our country offers.
We have played alongside Soundbwoys Destiny (DE), Blessed Love (DE), Bad Fish (AT), Straight Up (FR) and with artist like Million Stylez, 3gga, Buddha Monk, and many others so far.
Dj Simple Sample along with his friends, organizes now the second sequel of reggae festival called Uprising, which was highly favoured the first year and took the scene a big step further.
A year ago, I, together with my team, have raised “Most High
Magazine & Records“, webportal, recording and producing
studio, which cares about our mixtapes and brings in the news about
Caribbean music, interviews with artists, sounds and lots of stuff, more to come…
Shortterm and longterm plans are roughly the same, we enjoy djing,
increasing our dubplates library alongside with putting out mixtapes,
which we produce in the last few months in rapid firing.
We opt for having even more fans, not only for our sound, but for dancehall
Wanting the culture to grow in form and the people to grow into more love, of what we love.
It is a long way, our sound has been working for 10 years without a break and I hope that we will succeed in another ten, entertaining the people in parties.
This journey, we take it as a mission!
Right now, Dj Simple Sample is getting the “Uprising
Mixtape” done and Im about to finish “Most High Mixtape vol.3”
alongsinde the third sequel of well fit “Socaration”.
# Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?
I am only answering this question for myself now.
When I was about 14 years old, the first time I found myself at a reggae party, Dj Ras Domcek was playing (at that time it was one of the first reggae parties). He is the first slovak reggae Dj and still performs.
This man charmed me so much, that the same year I’ve made a visit to Jamaica and I started to build the base of the sound.
There are a lot of sounds and artist that inspired me and influenced me, but I am talking about who opened my eyes and showed me the way that I was supposed to go with my life.
Big Respect for all the sounds and artist, that spread the positive
I’ve heard it was a very deserved win, even tough the vote wasn’t that clear in the first place.
Something bout some confusing revote and stuff like that.
Can’t hit you up with a rundown, or even the audios ;-) yet, but i’ll keep you informed.
Big up Sting like a Bee on this win.
The whole thing will not happen until the 24th of october, but nevertheless i’ll let you know about it.
Jackpot Sound (Mainz, Germany)
Hakuna Matataa Sound (Meissen, Germany)
Music Master (London, UK)
Don’t know about the rules yet, but i’ll keep you updated.
Don’t forget about this clash coming up tonight!
I’m sure you get you’re money worth if you can make it there.
May the best sound win.