Just 3 days to go until this years Riddim Clash at Palladium in Cologne, Germany!
For the real Die-Hard-Soundfans amongst you guys, Guns-E-Num and the Cologne Hecklerz have a nice little Preclash Dance coming up on Saturday.
6p.m. till 11p.m.
Welcome back again to our Young, gifted and baaad Column, for the first time with a sound from the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain.
Not only the city’s football club is off the hook, so please check out
Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers?
Nyahbingi Sound is one of the firsts sound systems created in Spain. We havee played all over Spain and also in countries like Scotland, France, Italy, Chile or Colombia and played alongside sound systems like Stone Love, David Rodigan, Saxon Sound or Mighty Crown.
Always linked to the jamaican music actuality, members of Nyahbingi Sound run also NBC Producciones, one of the most active black music agencies from Spain. They manage artists like The Pepper Pots, Hermano L or Soweto, do the spanish booking for Dr.Ring Ding, Bitty McLean, Derrick Morgan or Ken Boothe, and also organize festivals or tours during all year.
Nyahbingi Sound also plays alongside artists like General Levy, Bitty McLean, Chukki Starr, Chuck Fender, Earl 16 Derrick Morgan or Dr Ring Ding.
Nyahbingi Sound members are Leggo (mc), Rochi (selektah) and Mr.Pep (selektah).
When was the founding of your Sound and since when do you djing?
The Sound System was created in 1999, our first show was in May that year and also it was our first djing experience.
Can you describe which style your sound plays mostly?
Our style is a mixture of new and classic.
Actually all members of the sound started listening Ska, Rocksteady and Roots so these styles are always very present in our sessions and old tunes of Early Rub a Dub and Dancehall. We like Jammy’s productions, Volcano or Techniques. They always have an important role in our sessions.
Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like clashes, the baddest dances, etc.
During these 10 years we have participated in some Clashes (Spanish Clash 2002, Bilbao Sound Clash 2008, …) and been lucky to get shows at big festivals (Rototom Sunsplash, Downtown,…) but I think in the end what makes a special show are the vibes and the feelings with the people.
So It was our first show outside of Spain, with Mungo´s Hi Fi in Glasgow, shows performed with artists like Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Chukki Starr or Bitty Mclean, our anniversary party we held in a ship in the port of Barcelona and the last show in the city with Mighty Crown.
Which plans do you have for your sound in the near future and what are the real longtime plans for it?
This year we have regular dates in two little clubs in Barcelona.
We will continue organizing events in other clubs like the Bcn Reggae Soundclash, or our annual anniversary party.
We also have organize a European and Southamerican tour with some singers, but is still too early to say anything concrete.
Finally, coinciding with our 10th anniversary, will be the second part of our mixtape “200% Pure Dubplates” after the previous edition surpassed the 30,000 downloads.
Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?
Each Sound System that has influenced us has done for very different reasons.
I like the energy of Rodigan, the force of Poison Dart, the attitude of Pow Pow, the imagination of Mighty Crown, the wisdom of Down Beat and Stone Love´s style.
If I had to choose two artists, a classical and other current, I will choose Alton Ellis and Bitty Mclean.
What was the first dubplate you ever voiced, and do you still play it?
Our first 3 dubplates was recordedby U-Brown after he performed alongside the sound system in Barcelona and Madrid and we still play it. I think it was in 2000.
Any last words?
Thanks for contacting us
If you want to know more about us please visit the website of Sound:
Like the web of NBC (Nyahbingi Crew):
Jordi “Leggo” Gramunt
You can check the first edition of their 100% Dubplate Mix CD by clicking the covers:
Finally the Interview-Stream is available for you to hear via Way above the Level.
Make sure to hear this piece of history, in which Trevor Sax talks for over a hour bout everything you ever wanted to know bout the great Saxon Sound.